HAVING been beaten 2-0 at Penryn only last week, Helston turned the tables on their Jolly's Combination League title chasing opponents with a narrow 1-0 verdict.

With the finishing post in sight the leading teams are beginning to feel the pressure and the championship appears destined to be won by either Atheltic or Perranwell.

Penryn had the better of things in the opening 45 minutes with Shane D'Cotta always looking a threat up front, but despite a territorial advantage the visitors were unable to turn possession into goalscoring chances as Helston defended with plenty of determination.

The second half saw Helston come much more into the game and begin to create chances of their own, but a tantalising cross by Rob Bray just eluded Graham Blake who only needed a touch to put the ball into the net.

The Blues were boosted by the inclusion of Bodmin's Nicky Medlin, brother of sweeper Ben, and Penryn strengthed their side with Matt Thirkle, the brother of Jamie.

The crucial goal came ten minutes from time when Ryan Treloar pounced during a goalmouth scramble to drill the ball home.

l Penryn won 5-0 at Porthleven on Tuesday.

Athletic: S Winnan, W Scoley, N Grimshaw, M Potts, C Martindale, J Thirkle, M Murphy, D Knowles, S D'Cotta, J Keen, D Martin. Subs: M Brewer, A Tasker, S Jones, P Mitchell, A Hendra.