IN THE time it has taken for Helston to wait for their next SWPL Premier game, a young player by the name of Jewell has forged his way into the first team squad just a week after his 16th birthday.

Harrison, son of assistant manager and former player Steve, will take his place along side teenagers Sam Young and Kai Cornish in Saturday's home game against Cullompton Rangers (3pm).

Boss Steve Massey said: "I always remember my manager having the bravery and courage to give me a chance when I was their age and that's exactly what I'm doing now.

"I have watched Harrison play for some time now and in his first senior game for the Combination side on Saturday, he looked assured and capable."

Jewell junior has won the County Cup with Penryn College on several occasions and currently plays his youth football for St Day under-16s.

Young, younger brother of midfielder Charlie and Kai, son of former South-Western League striker Jerry Cornish, demonstrate a bright future for the Kellaway Park outfit.

Massey added: "While their talent is very important, youngsters must also learn to be patient and understand that they are part of a team, a squad, rather than just being an individual.

"These lads have great mental strength and I'll be looking for them to develop before next season."

Helston have suffered more than most in this wettest of winters. They have played just once in more than two months - a 4-1 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle in mid-January.

"It's been a depressing time but the lads will be full of enthusiasm and endeavour to get a win on Saturday. I'm expecting a bit of rustiness because we've played so little, but we're looking forward to it."

With Tavistock and Falmouth Town hoving into view for their next two fixtures, three points on Saturday will be vital if Massey's hopes of finishing in the top eight are to be realised.

The Blues currently lie in 11th spot, while Cullompton's last victory came all the way back in October, when they won 1-0 at Newquay.

Despite picking up a suspension in November, Phil Cattran has to serve one more game of his four-match ban, but beyond that, Massey has a full complement to pick from.