Oak Villa well and truly brought back down to earth by Helston
DIVISION ONE WEST
Helston Ath...10 Vospers Oak Villa...0
AFTER last weekend's celebrations of a 6-0 victory over Mousehole, Vospers were brought back to earth with an almighty bump as promotion-seeking Helston gave them a lesson in finishing at Kellaway Park.
All credit to Vospers joint manager Adam Chidzoy who did not hide after the match and still made a point of talking to reporters.
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"We all but matched Helston in the first half, and at times looked better than them, but they are a very good side and we still found ourselves three goals adrift at the break.'
Chidzoy, and his managerial partner Liam Lucassi, need time to get a settled side and one that will make the long trips ahead of them.
'We were without six of our first team and it showed after the break when the difference became evident with their two strikers far and above anything on the pitch,' he explained.
The home side were aware that league leaders Godolphin's inactivity would allow them to close the gap on the top side to four points and they were in no mood to let the chance slip.
The result was also an unwanted record for the Weston Mill based outfit as the double-figured win saw Helston achieve the West Division's best home result of the season.
Vospers simply did not have an answer to Helston's prolific striking combination of Liam Eddy and Mark Goldsworthy who accounted for eight of the home side's goals in this game.
Eddy claimed an impressive five goals, taking his season's tally to 26 but even he is not Helston's top scorer as Goldsworthy's his second hat-trick in a week took him to an incredible 28 goals in all competitions and before the festive period.
Helston's other goalscorers were Ashley Stidwell and Charlie Young as Vospers simply crumbled.
NEXT WEEK'S FIXTURES
WEATHER permitting, the coming midweek should be a busy one with no fewer than four cup-ties scheduled.
The action begins on Tuesday when Ivybridge Town are hoping to entertain Plymouth Argyle at Erme Valley (7.30pm) where the Home Park groundsman has been working on the pitch in an effort to ensure the St Luke's tie goes ahead.
There are also two third round Throgmorton Cup games scheduled for the same night with Saltash United travelling to Launceston and Liskeard Athletic entertaining Tavistock.
Both games kick-off at 7.30pm with extra time and penalties available to ensure a result on the night.
The final midweek cup-tie takes place at Haye Road where Peninsula Premier outfit Elburton Villa entertain Southern League side Bideford in the second round of the Devon St Luke's Bowl (7.30pm).