RODDA’S MILK CUP
CAMBORNE 6 – 39 REDRUTH
By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground.
Redruth deservedly regained the Rodda’s Milk Cup with a decisive win against old rivals Camborne in front of a four figure Boxing Day crowd.
The Reds travelled down the road with a strong squad and had the luxury to include a few youngsters to give them a taste of this special occasion.
Town, roared on by their supporters opened the scoring with a Rhys Brownfield penalty, the lead proved short-lived as Redruth piled on the pressure.
Connor Gilbert made good ground before slipping the scoring pass to Dean Bonds who dived in for the opening try.
Matt Shepherd, having missed the conversion made no mistake with a penalty kick to extend the lead.
Redruth maintained their foot on the throttle as they continued to pound the Camborne line with Jack Hodge, Chris Fuca and Gilbert all going close before Bonds sneaked over for his second try.
A second Brownfield penalty gave some relief to Camborne but the relentless pressure from the Reds continued as their pack mauled their way to a further two tries, both scored by Aden Brassington, and bettered by Shepherd for a 27-6 lead at the break.
As the light faded badly in the second half Redruth wrapped up their win scoring couple more tries through Jack Kessell and Ben Priddey with Shepherd landing a conversion.
The final whistle brought huge cheers from the Redruth supporters as they headed home to celebrate.
Camborne:Bell, Nicholas, Gurnett, Semmens, Thomas, Brownfield, Peacock; Hearn, Southworth, Zacharovas, Cook, Goldsworthy, Lawrence, Nicholls, Rose (Capt)
Replacements: Drew, Stanlieck, Blee
Camborne scores: Pens, Brownfield 2
Redruth: Shepherd, Vinnicombe, Simmons, Gilbert, Bonds, Cummins, Stacey; Hodge, Brassington, Williams, Prisk T, Prisk J, Fuca, Grubb, Fox (Capt)
Redruth scores: Tries, Bonds 2, Brassington 2, Kessell, Priddey, Cons, Shepherd 3, Pen, Shepherd
Yellow Card: Williams (60)
Referee: Dan Driscoll (Devon RRS)
Trelawny’s Army Tony Pill Cup man-of-the-match: Aden Brassington,a fine game from the young prospect, scored two tries and worked hard throughout.