What a marvellous result for Wadebridge Camels in their EDF-Energy National Trophy 2nd round tie at home to Shelford at the weekend. A 22-15 win sees them into the next round and a trip to……..Tynedale!

That is in the future, the win over London 1 league leaders is one to be savoured first. Despite falling behind to an early converted try Camels hit back with a try from flanker Matt Angwyn. A second try for the visitors and a Leigh Charles penalty for the home side left Shelford leading 12-8 at the break. Camels lifted their game in the second half playing some exciting rugby, they took the lead after 50 minutes with a try from Ben Miskowicz with Charles adding the extras. Shelford levelled with a penalty, before Andy Cameron scored the winning try which Charles converted. Roll on Tynedale!

It’s a shame that BBC Radio Cornwall didn’t take the opportunity to cover this game on Saturday. A good PR chance lost really.

The other 3rd round ties involving Cornish clubs sees National 2 league leaders Redruth travel to Birmingham & Solihull in the tie of the round. The Cornish All Blacks travel to Wharfedale, whilst the only tie to be played in Cornwall sees Mount’s Bay entertain Barking. All ties will be played on the weekend of the 13th/14th December.

Cornwall’s only represenatives in this seaon’s Intermediate Cup St. Ives bowed out after losing 17-14 at home to Clifton.

In the Senior Vase, London Cornish sealed a remarkable comeback with a 28-25 win over Hove, Dickon Moon’s report is in the link

Truro overcame Bude at Bencoolen Meadow 16-10, Ben Chenoweth and Sam Vaughan scored Truro’s tries with Danile Dunkin kicking a couple of penalties. Camborne defeated Newquay Hornets at the Recreation Ground 13-0 with tries from Sam Bartle and Adam Notman and a Dave Mankee penalty.

In the Junior Vase a good win for Liskeard & Looe at Stithians 32-10, whilst St. Austell defeated former finalists Helston 35-12. Perranporth beat Bodmin 15-10 and Redruth Albany beat Old Technicans 27-15 to progress.

Sunday saw a good performance from the Cornish Pirates as they defeated Sedgley Park 56-14. You can read my match report on the main site.

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