Helston Athletic has finalized the signing of Toolstation Western League rival Mousehole AFC goaltender Cory Harvey.
The former Plymouth Argyle Academy prospect joins Helston and will be available for their top-of-the-table clash against Tavistock AFC on Saturday 9 October.
Speaking to the Packet, Helston manager Steve Massey was delighted to have completed the signing and explained why Helston was so keen on signing the keeper. He said: “He’s really, really excited, he’s a player I’ve always admired. When the deal is done and you hear he can be available, I think that says a lot about our intentions. .
“Cory’s talent, abilities and skills, especially in the dressing room. The influence he can have. Like us, he is very ambitious and he will be a fantastic addition to our team in our promotion goals.”
The keeper replaces current stopper Marko Radovanovic who has played every game so far this season after joining Taunton on loan. Speaking about Radovanovic, Massey said: “I came to see him and told him face to face. I owe him that, he didn’t do anything wrong, he was great for us.”
Massey revealed Harvey will be making his debut against Tavistock in a game the manager is really looking forward to: “I’m excited, it’s always exciting when you have a new signing, that’s where we want to be.
“Who would have thought in 2017 when I do interviews with Dave Deacon and Radio Cornwall and they ask me ‘can you make the top four in the South West Peninsula League? “Turn four seasons later, we are now in a clash for the top of the WHL standings, that’s wonderful!”
In the second leg between the two teams, Helston left Tavistock’s Langsford Park with all three points in a 2-3 away win thanks to a brace from Stu Bowker and a strike from Billy Tucker.
A win for Athletic could put them in third place depending on the results elsewhere, they will still have two games in hand against their title rivals.
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