YOU could forgive Storm FC for celebrating Saturday's victory at Constantine reserves as if they'd won a cup final.

The victory ensured the Camborne club ended a run of 52 consecutive defeats – a run stretching back to April 2018.

Conner Clark was the hero, scoring a hat trick as his side, who sit bottom of Trelawny League Division 2 – the lowest division in Cornwall – came from two goals down to win 6-3.

Michal Wojtas, James Porter and Ethan Smith added the other goals for Storm.

It is Storm's first win since a walkover victory at home to Illogan RBL thirds on April 14, 2018.

You have to go back two further games for their last completed victory, a 5-2 win at home to Gwinear Churchtown on April 7.

The heaviest defeat of their run came in an 18-0 home defeat to Mousehole in the second round of the Cornwall Junior Cup in October 2018.

The start of their losing run was documented by six walkovers as a player shortage ensured they limped over the line at the end of their Division 2 campaign.

They played each of their 24 matches in Division 3 the following season, before suffering defeat in each of their first 15 games this season until Saturday's landmark win.

They scored 39 goals in their 46 defeats (excluding walkovers), conceding 361 goals - an average of 7.8 per game.

The club expressed their joy on their Facebook page, saying: “So after 43 attempts the losing streak is finally broken and one that no longer has to play a part in our development.

“A great performance yesterday, especially after going 2 nil down early on to win 3-6 against Constantine Reserves. Great fighting spirit from every single player yesterday, and a result that was well deserved. Couldn’t be prouder, and happier for the lads who have been here through it all.”

Storm will aim to make it two wins in a row when they welcome Goonhavern Athletic reserves to Roskear Church Playing Field on Saturday.