League round up

In National 2 South, Redruth travelled over to Guernsey for a Saturday evening game played in typical autumnal Cornish weather with driving rain and wind.

Despite the conditions the Reds held on to win 16-15 and bring back home four points.

Richie Kevern converted Ben Fox’s second half try, whilst Aaron Simmonds kicked three penalties.

Just the result required following the loss at Worthing and something to build on ahead of the game this weekend against Clifton.

In the South West Premier, Camborne left it late to overhaul Old Patesians at the Rec 18-16 thanks to a Dave Mankee penalty, brilliantly struck when it mattered most.

Old Pats belied their recent poor form racing into a 16-0 half-time lead with all their points coming from full-back James Aherne.

The Cherry and Whites needed to be patient during the second half but they slowly got back into it thanks to unconverted tries from skipper Jon Drew, Lewis Vinnicombe and Alex Ducker, with time fast running out up stepped Mankee to do the biz.

In Tribute South West 1 West, match of the day had to be at Polson Bridge as two unbeaten sides came face-to-face. In the end it was visitors Okehampton who took the spoils 17-10 against Launceston.

Player-coach Ryan Westren scored CAB’s try, which was converted by Glen Coles who also landed a penalty.

Tough day the office for St. Ives as they drew a blank at Keynsham 17-0, they will now look forward to entertaining Launceston at Alexandra Road this Saturday in what is certain to be a cracking game.

In London 1 South, another close game for London Cornish but happily for them they got the win against Tottonians 17-16.Rich Stephens got the exiles’ only try he also bagged a couple of penalties as did skipper George Kimmins.

In Western Counties West, St. Austell racked up a good win against Winscombe 31-3. Tries for the Saints were scored by Liam Freeman, Miles Davey and Hugh Noot in the first half with CJ Boyce and Ben Plummer crossing in the second period Freeman popped over three conversions.

Falmouth got home thanks to a couple of second half penalties kicked by Justyn Irons 16-10 against Bideford. Irons also kicked a penalty in the first half and converted Tony Emmins first half try.

Wadebridge Camels also drew a blank on the road going down 12-0 at Paignton.

Truro continue to show improved form with a 36-10 win at Saltash who remain winless. Saltash’s tries came from Joe Roynane and skipper Lewis Wells.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn warmed up for Saturday’s clash at Torquay with a 28-6 win at home to Topsham. Borough’s tries came from George Jones, Chris Hillier (2) and James Salisbury, Mitch Vague bagged all four conversions.

Bude defeated Lanner 17-0 at Bencoolen thanks to tries from Johnny Wright and Angus Hodges both scores converted by Olly Denford who also kicked a penalty.

Pirates Amateurs celebrated their first win of the season 14-9 at home to Tavistock. Kieran Brownfield scored a try converted by Steve Evans and they also had a penalty-try.

Liskeard-Looe gave Torquay a good game before going down 17-5 at home. James Rogers with their try early in the second half.

Not much joy for Hayle as they slumped 62-0 at Honiton.

 

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