Not the result the Cornish Pirates would have been hoping for on their travels to newly promoted Ealing in the RFU Championship. The 28-17 defeat being the third in four games leaving them in a clutch of sides on 6 points.
Laurie McGlone and Sam Arnott scored tries for the Pirates with Will Cargill kicking a penalty and conversion, his replacement Kieran Hallett adding the second conversion.
A last-gasp penalty-try denying the Cornish side any points from the game, very frustrating.
The Cornish Pirates will look to get the show back on the road next Sunday with the visit of leaders Yorkshire Carnegie!
Not a good day either for both our sides in National League 2 South. Redruth endured a frustrating afternoon losing at the Rec 27-25 to Cambridge.
Despite taking an early lead through an unconverted try from Kyle Marriott and an Ashley Hosking penalty, the Reds were under the cosh for long periods. Cambridge got back into it with a James Stokes penalty and then fell behind just after the first of three quick-fire yellow cards meted out by the referee. Brett Daynes took full advantage to score at the posts with Stokes adding the extras.
The just before half-time when down to 12 men, Lawrence Hutchinson scored an unconverted try for the visitors.
Ben Priddey scored a try for the Reds just after the break which Brett Rule converted to tie the scores.
Cambridge then took hold of the game with tries from replacement Jack Green and the reliable Stokes with the later adding a conversion.
It was then Cambridge’s turn to have a couple of players yellow carded and the Reds pulled back a couple on scores thanks to two tries from Matt Bowden to give them two bonus points at the final whistle.
For the Cornish All Blacks, a broken down coach didn’t help as they slipped to a fourth defeat this time at Worthing 46-5, Jon Dawe with their only try.
In Tribute South West 1 West, Teignmouth travelled to Camborne with just thirteen players and were made to pay as the Cherry and Whites ran in fourteen tries in an 82-14 win.
Sam Matavesi and Ben Stean grabbed hat-ticks, whilst Harvey Jones had a brace with other tries being scored by Richie Kevern, Sam Bartle, Taron Peacock, skipper Steve Kenward, Tony Whittle and Jack Simmons. Kevern kicking six conversions.
In Tribute Western Counties West, a good win by St. Austell at leaders Devonport Services 21-7. James Martin and Sam Rhodes scored tries whilst Andy Ashwin added eleven points with the boot.
Wadebridge Camels defeated Penryn at the Molesworth Field 37-22.
Despite trailing at one stage 22-11, Camels fought back for a bonus point win with tries from Joe Pretty, Dom Hawkey, Matt Ballard, Mike Rawlings and Lee Betts, with James Grubb kicking two penalties and Danny Thomas three conversions.
For the Borough, Jordan Smith, skipper Josh Chambers and Mitch Vague scored tries, with Rob Banks kicking the other points.
Saltash won at Truro 33-29. The Ashes scored tries through Will Morton (3) and Max Venables with Venables’ boot doing the rest of the damage.
In London 2 SW a win for our exiles 31-25 over Effingham & Leatherhead. Tries were scored by Harry Somers, Ben Devonport, Tom Jeffery and Philip Dale who also kicked eleven points.
In Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Bude thrashed hitherto unbeaten Falmouth 71-0! Alex Rakhshani (2), Kyle Speare (4), Tim Green (2), Andy Yates, James Comber and Joe Wilson all crossed for tries with Dan Pearce adding eight conversions!
St. Ives enjoyed a big win over their “Bay” neighbours Hayle 69-6.
Jamie Prisk (3), Martyn Lawrence (3), Tom Chandler, Neil Corin, Louis Stevens, Sam Bristow and Lewis Thomas all crossed for the Hakes with Grant Thirlby adding seven conversions.
For Hayle, Damien Lynes kicked a couple of penalties.
Pirates Amateurs also had a big win at the Mennaye against Newquay Hornets 73-12.
Bodmin got their first win of the campaign with a 10-6 win at Clifden Park against Honiton. Hooker Peter Hamilton-Toohey with the all-important try converted by Ashley Taylor who also kicked a penalty.
Liskeard-Looe and Veor will contest the County Vase final to decide who progresses to the regional rounds after defeating Illogan Park and Stithians respectively.
Well done to Cornwall Under 18s who defeated Somerset at Tregorrick Park on Sunday 43-7, scoring seven tries. Their next game is at Okehampton on Sunday 11 October against Devon, kick-off 11:15 am.
Tonight (Monday 28 September), Cornwall Development XV will play a Plymouth Albion XV at Brickfields kick-off 7:15 pm.