Come what may, Helston Athletic's first team will be heading to Devon on Saturday.

Although it would come as no great surprise if their SWPL Premier game at Exmouth was postponed, it has long been arranged that the team will have a night out in Exeter afterwards.

Boss Steve Massey said: "We decided to do it several weeks ago now and we'll go and enjoy ourselves, even if the Exmouth game is called off. I'm a bit of an old fogie these days though - I'll probably be ready for bed by the time Match of the Day comes on!"

Apart from a Friday night match against Plymouth Argyle two weeks ago, the Blues have not played since December 16, in what has been an atrocious spell of weather.

The football season has all but come to a standstill, although a better forecast for tomorrow and Friday is offering some hope of a return to action.

"It's been a flat period. It's very difficult to keep your enthusiasm when you know the games are going to be rained off.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back into regular games and I'm sure I speak for the players when I say that we'd be happy to play two games a week from now on."

Incredibly, Phil Cattran still has one more game of his four-match ban to serve, despite being sent off in the middle of November.

Suspensions used to be served over time periods, but they are now given in matches and Helston have only played three games since that date.

Kirk Davies has completed a one-match ban, while Dan Stidwell, who was on honeymoon during the Argyle game, also returns to the squad.

If Helston do manage to have a game at Exmouth, any aching limbs will have to recover quickly, as they travel to Bodmin Town for another game on Wednesday night.

"In my younger days as a manager I would have been on to the players during such a long spell without games. But I trust these lads and I've left them to get on with their own training, because there are lots of other factors such as work and family life to consider," Massey added.

Helston's reserves will be aiming to reach the semi-finals of the Combination League Cup when they visit Pendeen Rovers on Saturday (2pm).

Boss Graham Blake, who has been involved with the Combination League for almost 20 years, has never won the cup before and would dearly love to change that fact this season.

In the Supplementary Cup, Porthleven Reserves host Hayle and Culdrose travel to Holmans.

In SWPL Division 1 West, Wendron United entertain St Dennis (2.15pm).