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All Bishops Cleeve first half. Helston were outpaced, out-fought, out-muscled and provided minimal threat and they were two down within about 20 minutes. Thought that an un-planned change for Helston about 25 minutes in may have inadvertently been the catalyst to their change in fortunes. Stevie Colwill is undoubtedly a great player, but his injury meant that Tom Payne had to be moved from left-back into his more customary centre-midfield role. Returning Cornishman Jordan Annear playing in a deeper role for Bishops Cleeve had kept Colwill fairly quiet but Payne seemed to find more space and started to affect the play for Helston. A real quality player.

2nd half and Helston upped the tempo and intensity and the game started to be played in the visitors half. That being said all the attacks were comfortably being dealt with by the impressive Bishops Cleeve defence and there was hardly even a chance for Helston until about 10 or 15 to go when Helston got one back.

The game really turned however when a clash between a visiting player and Helston's Aaron Bentley ended up with Bentley going down in a heap. Looked like a 50/50 but the ref gave it to the injured party and sent the BC player off.

In front of an increasingly vociferous crowd, Helston really went for it. Within minutes they had equalised and there was only going to be one winner. Unbelievably it ended 4-3 and Helston were through. Credit where it is due as the impressive Matt Cusack pulled the strings to find a way to win again when all looked lost. (Shades of the Falmouth Game all those weeks ago) and the home crowd ended up being almost as loud as the F-Troop at times.

Another trip to the dry-cleaners for Mr Massey's lucky suit. He should frame it when this run is over.

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9 hours ago, The Town Man said:

All Bishops Cleeve first half. Helston were outpaced, out-fought, out-muscled and provided minimal threat and they were two down within about 20 minutes. Thought that an un-planned change for Helston about 25 minutes in may have inadvertently been the catalyst to their change in fortunes. Stevie Colwill is undoubtedly a great player, but his injury meant that Tom Payne had to be moved from left-back into his more customary centre-midfield role. Returning Cornishman Jordan Annear playing in a deeper role for Bishops Cleeve had kept Colwill fairly quiet but Payne seemed to find more space and started to affect the play for Helston. A real quality player.

2nd half and Helston upped the tempo and intensity and the game started to be played in the visitors half. That being said all the attacks were comfortably being dealt with by the impressive Bishops Cleeve defence and there was hardly even a chance for Helston until about 10 or 15 to go when Helston got one back.

The game really turned however when a clash between a visiting player and Helston's Aaron Bentley ended up with Bentley going down in a heap. Looked like a 50/50 but the ref gave it to the injured party and sent the BC player off.

In front of an increasingly vociferous crowd, Helston really went for it. Within minutes they had equalised and there was only going to be one winner. Unbelievably it ended 4-3 and Helston were through. Credit where it is due as the impressive Matt Cusack pulled the strings to find a way to win again when all looked lost. (Shades of the Falmouth Game all those weeks ago) and the home crowd ended up being almost as loud as the F-Troop at times.

Another trip to the dry-cleaners for Mr Massey's lucky suit. He should frame it when this run is over.

And the F-Troop even get a mention!!! Unbelievable Geoff🤔🤔🤔💙💙💙

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9 hours ago, sportsman10 said:

You have to give credit to helston that is a massive win especially coming from 2 down . Looked a great night for the club from the scenes I saw on Twitter. 
Weston super mare will be a different challenge  all together . But no pressure on helston they can go there and enjoy it. 

Still a bit of magic to be found in the FA Cup. Helston must have thought they had blown this, especially after chucking away a 2 goal lead last Saturday. Guessing that Matt Cusack will be on the phone to Lee Hobbs of Parkway and Paul Wotton of Truro for a bit of intelligence on Weston.

That's 12 games unbeaten for Helston now in all competitions, their only defeat was the opening day reverse at home to Bridgwater. Cusack's way of working and playing style starting to have an influence. 

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Based upon how both games went, it would appear that the sending off of a player in each game played a big part in both results. It is often the case that teams don’t take advantage of the extra player in games. I don’t know how good Bishops Cleeve are, but they got promoted last year. Is this result classed as an upset ? although Helston did brilliant to get a draw at Bishops Cleeve on Saturday on an unfamiliar artificial pitch.

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BC were amazing first 25 mins; high energy, aggressive press saw them lead deservedly 2-0 with 2 great goals. Helston came back into the game last 15 of the half and perhaps should’ve pulled one back when the BC goalie made a good double save from Matty Bye’s initial effort. Second half was dominated by Helston and they dragged themselves back into the game with great guts and determination. Bye with 2 goals (one a belter), Wilson equalised (offside?? Very tight anyway) and Shepherd with a run from the halfway line after BC goalie caught upfield for a last gasp corner with the 4th. Referee found amazing amounts of time added on and Annear scored a nice header to make it 4-3. The sending off had an effect for sure but praise also to Matty Cusack changing Helston’s formation to go more attacking and change the focus of their own press!  👏 A great night in front of 350 supporters! The magic of the Cup for sure!!

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14 minutes ago, BAGMAN said:

BC were amazing first 25 mins; high energy, aggressive press saw them lead deservedly 2-0 with 2 great goals. Helston came back into the game last 15 of the half and perhaps should’ve pulled one back when the BC goalie made a good double save from Matty Bye’s initial effort. Second half was dominated by Helston and they dragged themselves back into the game with great guts and determination. Bye with 2 goals (one a belter), Wilson equalised (offside?? Very tight anyway) and Shepherd with a run from the halfway line after BC goalie caught upfield for a last gasp corner with the 4th. Referee found amazing amounts of time added on and Annear scored a nice header to make it 4-3. The sending off had an effect for sure but praise also to Matty Cusack changing Helston’s formation to go more attacking and change the focus of their own press!  👏 A great night in front of 350 supporters! The magic of the Cup for sure!!

Good description of what went on. Always have doubts about the "high press" (used to call it "closing down and getting in their faces" in my day), mainly about if players at this level are both fit enough and disciplined enough to keep it going for any length of time. Which is what sounds like what happened with Bishops Cleeve last night.

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Well done Helston and great to see a good Cornish crowd getting behind the Blues!! Followed Deacs tweets at work and was on the edge of my seat! Nice little pot as well, £3375 won last night! With £5625 for the winner next round! Obviously WSM away will be a tall order but I think they gave a few squad players a run against Shepton last round so may not take it too seriously whereas Helston will be buzzing for it! Never know do you, it’s a free hit for Cusi and the Helston lads, hope they keep the Cornish flag flying! 👍🏆
 

someone is gonna mention 3 grand is peanuts compared to all Mass’s money ain’t they!! 🙄🙄 thought I’d get in first! Well done Helston 👏🏼

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9 hours ago, le boss said:

I suppose we will start hearing from you guys on here now that your prodigal son is fit again. Perhaps you might start winning again and you can all remind the football world how FT are the greatest team ever. 🤣🤣🤣

One prodigal son played last 20 mins on Saturday. The other is still a couple of weeks away yet .Thanks for your concern though bash .👍

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