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Helston dump St Austell out of cup

By Lee_Hall  |  Posted: October 20, 2012

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Helston Athletic 3, St Austell 1

JAMES Miller's second half wonder strike ended St Austell's hopes of avoiding a Throgmorton Cup exit as Helston Athletic booked their place in the third round of the competition at Kellaway Parc.

It was a win that was thoroughly deserved by Sid Taylor's men who stormed into a two-goal lead inside the opening ten minutes.

Player-manager Dan Nancarrow's 75th minute strike had given St Austell some hope of a comeback.

But substitute Miller's 86th minute effort, a contender for goal of the season, completed a memorable afternoon for the division one west side.

They made the best possible start when Goldsworthy rolled the ball past Lillywhites' goalkeeper Jason Peters after seven minutes from the penalty spot after the striker was brought down by Martin Giles.

And just moments later it was 2-0, Liam Eddy, a recent transfer target for St Austell, lifting the ball over Peters.

Helston created a host of opportunities to add to their lead, while the visitors also had their fair share of chances.

Nancarrow pulled a goal back with 15 minutes remaining, before Miller made sure of victory with an excellent effort from out on the right, drilling the ball into the top corner.

Helston: J Robertson, B Stidwell (T Russell 65), K Davies, J Thomson, H Howlett, A Collick, J Adlard (J Miller 81), C Young, L Eddy, M Goldsworthy (N Thwaites 81), D Stidwell. Sub (not used): M Webster, C Strike.

St Austell: J Peters, D Lean, M Giles, T Smith, L Whetter, J Dingle, J Bragg, J Isbell, D Nancarrow, C Reski, K Conibear-Trathen (J Higman 60). Subs (not used): B Douglas, A Griffiths-Hughes.

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