Photo Gav & Alan happy with winning return to the RAG
The Cornish Pirates had a good win at the Athletic Ground over Richmond 28-15.
It was a day to remember for Pirates Amateur hooker Danny Toolan called up on Thursday night for the trip to London. He came on late in the second half to make his Championship debut.
Camborne’s Kieran Westlake also made his Championship debut coming off the bench, whilst Redurth’s Chris Fuca started a Championship game for the first time. Well done to all three.
As for the game itself, Pirates scored tries through Tom Duncan, Marlen Walker and Alex O’Meara with Will Cargill kicking a couple of conversions and penalties each, whilst Laurence May kicked a third penalty.
Chinnor maintained their lead at the top of National League 2 as they won 20-13 at the Recreation Ground, consigning Redruth to their first home defeat of the season.
The visitors scored four tries with their first coming from former Pirate Alex Dancer.
For the Redruth, who salvaged a losing bonus point with the final play with a try from Loma Kivalu, other scores came from a Richard Brown try and a Nielson Webber penalty.
Lots of familiar faces in the Chinnor side with Jonny Bentley and Kieran Goss making it a triple of former Pirates on the field, whilst former Pirate and Redruth player Greg Goodfellow, not playing due to injury, also made the trip down to Cornwall.
It was also good to see Jack Nowell back at Redruth and he presented the Redruth man-of-the-match award to No.8 Brad Howe.
In the South West Premier, Camborne lost at Lydney 31-20. Town only trailed 5-3 at half-time but two tries early in the second half saw Lydney pull out a 19-3 lead.
Ashley Riches, James Goldsworthy and Rhodri McAtee scored Camborne’s tries with Dave Mankee kicking a conversion and a penalty.
In Tribute South West 1 West, Launceston had Dan Pearce to thank as he scored all fourteen of the Cornish All Blacks’ points a try and three penalty goals in their 14-12 win over Cullompton at Polson Bridge.
In London 1 South, London Cornish put up a brave fight at Old Colfeians before losing 36-32. Cornish, despite a makeshift side, out-scored their hosts on the try front by 4-3, but they were penalised heavily especially during the second half.
Tries for Cornish were scored by Nick Goss, Matt Hakes, Tom Ievers and Sam Williams with George Kimmins kicking the rest of the points.
In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Ives remain top after their big win at home against Chard 43-5. The Hakes scored seven tries through Jacob Ninnes (2), Ben Taylor, Pete Mabbott, Jamie Prisk, Kyle Beasley and a penalty-try. Rhys Brownfield added three conversions.
St. Austell had to come from behind at half-time to defeat a plucky Falmouth side 22-12. Ollie Andrews and Andrew Austin scored first half tries for the Eagles with Justyn Irons adding a conversion.
Cav Boyer replied with a penalty but Saints trailed 12-3 at the break.
St. Austell took control in the second half with tries from Pete Rowe, Boyer and CJ Boyce with Boyer adding a couple of conversions.
Despite trailing 17-7 at half-time at home to Kingsbridge, Wadebridge Camels scored 24 unanswered second half points to claim a bonus point win.
Will Pengelly got their first half try with second half scores coming from Pengelly with his second, Dom Hawkey and Ben Humber. Danny Thomas kicked all four conversions and a penalty.
Truro powered to a win at Torquay Athletic 28-12. Ben Teasdale, Jack Hazelton and Rikki Brandon scored tries with James Martin kicking 13 points.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn continue to steam ahead at the top of the table after a 42-0 win at Plymouth Argaum.
Borough scored six tries through Adam Hughes (2), Kirky Oldfield, Kyle Bradley, James Salisbury and Grant Randlesome, all six converted by Mitch Vague.
Saltash remain hot on the heels of the Borough after their 39-22 win against Honiton. Ashes tries came from Sam Snell (2), Ryan Cruickshanks, Will Morton, Kyle Felton and Olly Mulberry. Kieran Down added three conversions and a penalty.
Lanner won at Plymstock 26-10. Dean Symons, Ryan Thomas, Levi Webster and Robbie Kessell scored tries for the Falcons with Bev Stone adding three conversions.
Hayle enjoyed a good win at Tavistock 19-5. Doug Wood (2) and Alan Daniels scored tries for the Lions with TJ Farrell kicking two conversions.
Pirates Amateurs saw off Withycombe 32-29 at the Mennaye Field. Steve Evans (2), Morgan Holman and Mike Roach scores the tries with Evans kicking three conversions and a couple of penalties.
Bude also had a fine win winning 38-12 at Torrington. Angus Hodges (3), Joe Wilson, Liam Cook and Tremaine Fry scored the tries for the Seasiders. Ollie Denford kicked four conversions.
Good to hear that Robin Wedlake is on the road to recovery after his pre-season injury, however the Trelawny’s Army Cornwall Player of the Year will miss the rest of the season following his knee reconstruction.