Cornish clubs round up


In National League 2 South, Redruth travelled to bottom-of-the-table London Irish Wild Geese for a 5 pm kick-off.

Despite leading 21-7 at half-time, the Reds were clawed back by the Wild Geese who at the final whistle had secured their first win of the season 33-28.

Redruth travelled back with a couple of bonus points thanks to tries from Dean Bonds (2), Ben Fox and Tom Notman, whilst Aaron Simmonds put over all four conversions.

The result sees the Reds slip to 4th place ahead of their clash with Henley Hawks (3rd) on Saturday at the Rec 3 pm.

In the South West Premier, Camborne returned to action after a week off but they were unable to return back from Bracknell with anything to show following a 38-21 defeat.

Jordan Rose scored a couple of tries with Jordan Nicholls getting their other try. Dave Mankee converted all three.

In Tribute South West 1 West, it was a day for high scoring in both games involving Cornish clubs. Launceston had a tremendous result at Bridgwater & Albion defeating the home side by 60-33.

The Cornish All Blacks scored nine tries with both Torin Clarke and Will Morton bagging hat-tricks. Their other scores came from Andy Knight, Martin Kneebone and Chae Jenkins with Glenn Coles adding six conversions and a penalty, sum day out!

That result puts Launceston top of the table two points ahead of Okehampton.

At Alexandra Road, St. Ives had an equally fruitful day defeating Newent 50-43!

The Hakes scored eight tries with Martyn Lawrence, Pete Mabbott, Rob Elloway and Tom Nicholas all getting a brace each, Dan Magee adding five conversions.

In London 1 South, another tough afternoon for London Cornish as they lost at home to Havant  24-45.

It was the Hampshire side’s first league win of the season and for the exiles a fifth defeat from the opening seven games played.

Joe Donnelly, James La Broy and Dan Phoenix all scored tries with George Kimmins adding the conversions and a penalty.

In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell won a well-contested derby at Wadebridge Camels 17-11.

George Tregilgas, Rob Jeffs and Ian Venner scored the Saint’s tries with Liam Freeman kicking a conversion.

For the Camels Jacob Johns scored an unconverted try with both Danny Thomas and Shawn Hartley kicking a penalty each.

Truro picked up another good win at home to Tiverton 20-14. Luke Tidball and Luke Trescothick scored tries with Owen Davey kicking both conversions and a couple of penalties.

Falmouth won 25-18 at Winscombe, with a fine defensive performance, which sees them up to 5th place.

Saltash followed up their Cornwall Cup 1st round win last weekend with a first league win of the season at Bideford 13-10. The try for Ashes was scored by Joe Ryder with Kieran Down converting and adding two penalties.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn picked up a big win at bottom side Hayle 50-0. That result keeps Borough in second place just a point behind Plymstock.

Bude are third following their 78-3 win at Withycombe.

Lanner won a cracking game at Mount Ambrose defeating Pirates Amateurs 37-33.

Liskeard-Looe found Honiton in good form as the “Lacemen” won 66-14 on their Allhallows patch.

Both Tribute Cornwall 1 & 2 kicked off last weekend, with Newquay Hornets and Stithians topping the tables after round 1.

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