Cornish rugby round up March 10th

Photo: St. Ives Paul Thirlby happy with Hakes’ progress


Redruth maintained their fine recent form with a 25-19 win against Redingensians in National League 2 South.

The Berkshire side have certainly proved to be tough opponents this season meriting their current third place standing.

Despite being under pressure, especially during the first half, Redruth showed character scoring tries through Sam Parsons, Ben Fox, Connor Gilbert and Jake Clemson whilst Richie Kevern landed a conversion and penalty in tricky conditions for kickers.

Reds have four away games in their last six fixtures starting this Saturday with a re-arranged trip to Wild Geese.

Camborne’s game at Exmouth was postponed in the South West Premier due to a water-logged pitch.

In Tribute South West 1 West, Launceston had another fine home win this time over Clevedon 49-12.

The Cornish All Blacks ran in seven tries through skipper Lloyd Duke, Zac Cinnamond (2), Jake Crabb, Ben Hawke, Marc Williams and Brandon Rowley with Hawke landing seven conversions.

The result keeps Launceston on course for a third place finish in the table.

In London 1 South, London Cornish ended a four match losing streak with a last-gasp 18-15 win at Maidstone thanks to George Kimmins penalty.

Kimmins also added a conversion and another penalty, whilst wing Tom Jeffery bagged both the exiles’ tries. The win keeps Cornish in 7th spot in the table.

In the Tribute Western Counties West, St. Ives took another firm step to promotion as they defeated Burnham-on-Sea 52-24. Try scores for the Hakes were Pete Mabbott (2), Paul Thirlby, Martyn Lawrence (2), Jamie Prisk, and Tom Nicholas, whilst Rhys Brownfield knocked over seven conversions.

St. Austell beat fellow play-off hopefuls Devonport Services 37-28 at Tregorrick. George Knowles scored a couple of tries with other scores coming from George Tregilgas, Miles Davey, Liam Freeman and a penalty-try. Freeman kicked the other points.

Quite a game at the Molesworth Field as Wadebridge Camels beat Falmouth 48-35.

Joe Pretty, Will Pengelly, Matt Ballard and Ben Humber all scored a brace each whilst Danny Thomas landed four conversions.

Truro lost up at Tiverton 25-21. Luke Tidball and Ian Rowe scored tries with “Eggy” Williams kicking the rest of the points.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League it was a double weekend for Saltash as they played catch up Two big wins 87-17 against Hayle on Saturday and then 84-3 v Torrington on Sunday sees the Ashes level top with Wellington.

Penryn have slipped back to third despite their 50-7 at the Mennaye against Pirates Amateurs.

Ben Birkett and Kyle Bradley scored two tries a-piece, with Grant Randlesome, James Salisbury and Adam Hughes also crossing. Mitch Vague kicked the other points.

Ryan Forrester scored a try for Ams in the first half.

Lanner won 18-13 at Argaum. Adam Harris scored a try and Nick Prout kicked two penalties plus they had a penalty-try.

Bude had a good win at Tavistock 24-15.

Despite having their game postponed in Cornwall 1, Liskeard-Looe have it all in their hands. They have been joined on 31 points by Newquay Hornets but they have played three games more.

In Cornwall 2, Helston look well in command six points clear of defending champions Lankelly-Fowey.

Congratulations to both Redruth 2nds and Wadebridge Camels 2nds who both qualified for the final of the Duchy Cup final. Reds beat last season’s finalists St. Austell 27-24 at Tregorrick, whilst holders Wadebridge Camels defeated Bodmin 2nds 53-3. The final will be played on Monday 7th May along with the Cornwall Cup final and the Duchy Plate final at a venue to be decided.

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