HELSTON Athletic striker Mark Goldsworthy has left the club to join Mousehole.

The 29-year-old forward has called time on his latest spell at Kellaway Park, during which he scored roughly a goal a game, in favour of a move to the Blues’ South West Peninsula League Premier West rivals.

After his 34 league goals fired the Blues to the top of the table last season, Goldsworthy’s new club are currently leading the way this time around, with Jake Ash’s Seagulls having won 11 and drawn one of their 13 games so far this season.

Goldsworthy was named SWPL Division 1 West top scorer in each of Helston’s four seasons in the division between 2012 and 2015, scoring 176 goals in all. He scored a remarkable 52 goals during Helston’s title-winning campaign in 2014/15, a league record that remains to this day.

He swapped Kellaway Park for Poltair Park a year later to join former Blues team-mate Liam Eddy in St Austell’s attack before both players re-joined Helston in the summer of 2019.

The signing proved to be a masterstroke as Goldsworthy fired his side towards the top of the SWPL Premier West, notching 39 goals in all competitions as the Blues won 24 of their 25 league games before the season met its early end in March amid the coronavirus outbreak.

He scored five goals in the first three games of the 2020/21 season but had failed to add to his tally in the 11 games since.

Mousehole manager Ash was delighted with the coup of Goldsworthy, telling the club’s website: “Mark’s record over many years is proof of his consistency. He has an incredible knack of knowing where the goal is - something that’s very difficult to coach - so to bring that natural skill set into this talented group of players is really exciting.

“But he offers so much more than that: his all-round game and contribution to both team and club, and someone who wants to be the best he can be at everything he does.”