A late goal in the 85th minute from Mark Goldsworthy earned Helston all three points on a very foggy evening at Kellaway Park.
Helston had took the lead in the first half only for Harry Eaton to equalize minutes later. Helston re took the lead just before half time following a corner which found its way to the far post and tucked home among a number of bodies.
St Blazey equalized with a penalty through Jack Alexander after the referee awarded the penalty for hand ball which looked soft. St Blazey looked the most comfortable and could have gone ahead when a cross was met with a good header but it was straight at the goal keeper. That chance was to prove crucial as Helston scored late on to earn all three points when it could so easily have been none.
St Blazey have to take that performance into Saturday when they face Falmouth Town in the F.A Vase. Kick off 3.00pm.
St Blazey have seen the last of three players this week. Center back Rundle leaves after only playing one full match. Midfielder Kane leaves to play football week in week out as he couldn’t be guaranteed a starting position.
Steve Rodgers who looked to have a bright future at the club has decided to join Bodmin Town who offered him a deal he finally couldn’t turn down after watching the player several times during the summer.
We wish them well and thank them for their efforts.
St Blazey are back in the F.A Vase, and face local rivals Godolphin Atantic on Saturday. Kick off 3.00pm.
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Buildbase FA Vase Preview & Information Full Draws are listed at the foot of the preview.
No fewer than 24 SWP clubs have entered the FA Vase this year, a new record high and the 1st Qualifying Round on Saturday sees 20 of those clubs in action, but 12 of them will face each other in 6 all league ties.
There are two all Premier West clashes as Porthleven host Callington at Gala Parc and St Blazey entertain Godolphin Atlantic at Blaise Park. There is just the one all East affair as Ilfracombe Town, who are back in the Vase after a gap of a few years, host Torpoint Athletic although neither side will have met each other too often down the years.
A further three ties see East & West sides meet and in each case the East Division side has home advantage. Bovey Tracey who are unbeaten so far this season host Liskeard Athletic just a year after the two met each other at Lux Park when the Devon side progressed after a 3-1 win. Cullompton Rangers welcome Newquay back to Speeds Meadow as the Peppermints travel to a club that were in the same division last season and likewise Saltash United travel over the Tamar Bridge to play at Elburton Villa in the closest derby of the Round.
Of the eight ties where SWP clubs face opposition from elsewhere, all see them take on Western League opposition. Just two SWP clubs have home advantage though with Ivybridge Town welcoming Bishop Sutton who are in Division One to Erme Valley and Launceston entertaining a Cheddar side that are 100% in Division One at Pennygillam.
Six clubs face lengthy trips with three East sides on the road as Crediton United go to former Southern League side Street of the Premier Division. Millbrook, who are back in the Vase after a long absence go to Wells City who are riding high in Division One and Newton Abbot Spurs are away at Welton Rovers, another Division One side who are based in Midsommer Norton.
Three West sides are on the road with Bodmin Town going to Bishop Lydeard, near Taunton. Falmouth Town are away at Bristol Telephones who have yet to pick up a point in Division One this season and Helston Athletic go to last years Western League Division One Champions, Keynsham Town with a tie that will be on an artificial pitch as The Crown Field is one of a handful of FA approved 4G grounds.
Four sides who entered the Vase are not involved on Saturday, St Austell are exempt until the 2nd Round proper having reached the 4th Rd last season, bowing out away to eventual Vase Winners Chertsey Town. Three sides received byes for Saturday with the lucky sides being West Division outfit Camelford and East Division duo, Axminster Town & Sidmouth Town.
The draw below has been updated to include Replay information.
The 2nd qualifying round has also been drawn but has many “and/or’s” although the three sides who have a bye now know who they will face. Axminster Town will travel, but in which direction they will have to wait and see, as they will go to the winners of the Keynsham Town v Helston Athletic tie. Camelford already know who they will face as they host Ashton & Backwell who also received a bye, whilst Sidmouth Town will host the winners of the Cullompton Rangers v Newquay tie.
FA Vase Prize money: 1st Qualfying Round: Winners £550 Losers £175 2nd Qualifying Round: Winners £725 Losers £250
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First Qualifying Round : 31st August
Bishop Lydeard v Bodmin Town (Wednesday)
Bovey Tracey v Liskeard Athletic (NO Replay, Penalties)
Bristol Telephones v Falmouth Town (Wednesday)
Cullompton Rangers v Newquay (Tuesday)
Elburton Villa v Saltash United (Tuesday)
Ilfracombe Town v Torpoint Athletic (Tuesday)
Ivybridge Town v Bishop Sutton (Tuesday)
Keynsham Town v Helston Athletic (Wednesday)
Launceston v Cheddar (NO Replay, Penalties)
Porthleven v Callington Town (Tuesday)
St Blazey v Godolphin Atlantic (Not yet notified)
Street v Crediton United (Monday)
Wells City v Millbrook (Not yet notified)
Welton Rovers v Newton Abbot Spurs (No Replay, Penalties)
Byes: Axminster Town, Camelford & Sidmouth Town
Second Qualifying Round : 14th September
Bishop Lydeard / Bodmin Town v Almondsbury / Buckland Athletic
Camelford v Ashton & Backwell
Elburton Villa / Saltash United v Porthleven / Callington Town
Hengrove Athletic / Radstock Town v Bovey Tracey / Liskeard Athletic
Ilfracombe Town / Torpoint Athletic v Odd Down / Portishead
Ivybridge Town / Bishop Sutton v Clevedon Town / Roman Glass
Keynsham Town / Helston Athletic v Axminster Town
Launceston / Cheddar v Tavistock / Hallen
Shepton Mallet / Wellington v Street / Crediton United
Sidmouth Town v Cullompton Rangers / Newquay
St Blazey / Godolphin Atlantic v Bristol Telephones / Falmouth Town
Wells City / Millbrook v Welton Rovers / Newton Abbot Spurs
Mousehole had to work hard for their win against a hard working St Blazey. The standard of football was just to much in the end, but St Blazey will be pleased to have scored late on with a great strike from Jack Alexander. Read all about the match and reaction from the managers here.
To help supporters wishing to travel to Penzance on Wednesday, there is the chance to travel to this match by train.
Once you arrive at Penzance, exit the station and walk up through the town. At the top of the town turn left and follow the road around the right to a foot path that leads to Penlee Park. The ground is no more than a 10-15 minute walk to the ground.
The later trains on Wednesday 21st are as follows.
St Blazey began their 2019/20 league campaign with a 3v1 win over Callington. Two first half goals form Willmott and Eke set St Blazey on their way. Eke added a third in the second half before Callington pulled on back.
St Blazey travel to Newquay on Tuesday night for their first away game of the new season. Kick off 7.30pm
St Blazey are delighted that Ben Joyce has signed for St Blazey. Another excellent signing as Matt and Shaun prepare for the new season. Joint manager Shaun Vincent had this to say about their latest signing.