Two late tries from Matt Evans and Darren Barry were enough to give the Cornish Pirates maximum points in their British & Irish Cup Pool 6 tie at the Mennaye against Jersey 31-20.
Other tries were scored by Kyle Moyle,great to see him back after his injury, and loanee from Exeter Chiefs No.8 James Phillips.
Moyle banged over a couple of conversions and a penalty for a twelve point haul, with Angus Sinclair kicking the other two conversions.
It puts the Cornish Pirates in a strong position going into the return next Saturday against the islanders especially as Ulster Ravens slipped up at Ayr 41-22!Read Bill Sobey’s match report from the Morning News in the link
In National League 2 South, Redruth staged another late show with Rhodri McAtee’s try with the final play of the game giving the Reds a 29-25 win in a game in which they trailed their visitors Bishop’s Stortford throughout! Bill Sobey’s take on the game in the link
Whilst at Exmouth the Cornish All Blacks picked up their second win away from fortress Polson this season winning 32-25 at the Imperial Recreation Ground. Nigel Walrond’s report on the action from the Morning News in the link.
Sam Chapman, Tim Mathias and Ryan Westren scored tries for the All Blacks with Kieron Lewitt kicking four penalties and a conversion and Jake Murphy dropping a goal.
It all points to an absolute cracker when Redruth and Launceston meet at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 21st December kick-off 2 pm.
In Tribute South West 1 West, St. Austell having received a couple of match balls prior to the match from TASC Chairman Phil Trevarton and Merchandising Secretary Marina Trevarton, duly put on a storming display to defeat visitors Coney Hill 79-13.
Twelve tries for the Saints with skipper Matt Shepherd bagging three as well as nine conversions and a penalty for a personal haul of thirty-six points.
Adam Kellow (2), Darren Pellow (2), Steve Howorth, Ashley Taylor (2), Alex Welland and Sam Tank crossed for the remaining tries.
The big win keeps St. Austell in second spot just a point behind leaders Cleve.
Camborne will feel that they let two points slip as Thornbury scored a converted try to take a share of the spoils in an eleven try thriller 38-38!
Dave Roberts, Alex Ducker (2), skipper Steve Kenward, Joel Matavesi and James Goldsworthy all crossed for the Cherry and Whites with Dave Mankee kicking four conversions.
Wadebridge Camels poor run continues as they slipped up at home to Bridgwater & Albion 20-8. Mark Grubb got the Camels’ try with Josh Taylor kicking a penalty.
In Tribute Western Counties West, Truro’s 48-18 win over Devonport Services was the highlight from a Cornish perspective.
Tom Excel, Luke Trescothick, Ashley Riches, Luke Tidball (2), Carl Ranscombe (2) and Jake Champion all scored tries for Truro with Champion adding four conversions.
Penryn were downed at home by high-flying Burnham-on-Sea 36-15. Andy Seviour and Andy Hughes scored a couple of tries for the beaten Borough with Jake Seviour adding a conversion and penalty.
St. Ives did their prospects some good near the foot of the table defeating fellow strugglers Paignton 46-7. Former Red Craig “Eggy” Williams scored their first try with other five pointers coming from Arron Bennett, Jack Lonsdale, Sam Heath, Tom Nicholson, Tyler Gendall and Jack Kessell. Williams kicked four conversions and a penalty.
Bude’s defeat at Kingsbridge 48-15 leaves them in the bottom two.Silas Keeling scored both of Bude’s tries with Olly Denford kicking a penalty and conversion.
In London 2 SW, London Cornish enjoyed a good win at home over Old Alleynians 34-12. Luke Spells (2), Rob Healey (2) and Mark Osei-Tutu all crossed for the exiles with Spells kicking a further nine points.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Saltash won an exciting Cornish derby over visiting Newquay Hornets 47-20. Will Morton (3), Skinnard, Max Venables (2) and James Moriarty all scored tries for the Ashes.
Pirates Amateurs had a good win at the Mennaye over Withycombe 34-25.
Aaron Hall, Ryan Forrester, Charlie Goldsworthy and Jack Nicholas scored the Amateurs four tries with Rhys Brownfield kicking two penalties and four conversions.
Falmouth lost at second placed Tiverton 21-3. Justin Irons with a penalty for the Eagles.
Hayle lost 27-8 at Exeter Saracens Neil Maxwell with a try and a Dan McGee penalty making up the Lions’ scores.
Veor also lost at Honiton 36-3. Arthur with a penalty for Veor.
In Tribute Cornwall 1, Liskeard/Looe got back to winning ways with a comprehensive 53-0 win at Lux Park against Stithians.
Bodmin had just enough to see off a plucky challenge from visitors Roseland 27-19.
Camborne School of Mines won at tight affair at Helston 22-21.
The surfer’s derby went the way of Perranporth as they won at St. Agnes 30-10.
In Tribute Cornwall 2, Illogan Park demolished St. Day 81-0.
Camelford had a good win at home to St. Just 25-6 and Lankelly-Fowey took the spoils at home to Redruth Albany 47-17.