Photo – Steve Larkins happy with Reds’ performance
Redruth finally notched up a big score at the Rec this season when they scored seven tries in defeating Shelford 41-5 in National League 2 South.
Young Robin Wedlake ran in three of the tries with Murray Westren also bagging a brace whilst skipper Sam Parsons and full-back Ashley Hosking also scored.
The win certainly pleased head-coach Steve Larkins and has moved the Reds up the table prior to their next game on Saturday week against Dings.
You can read my report from the West Briton in the link.
News today that Redruth have signed half-back Sam Fox from Wadebridge Camels. Fox has been a feature in this season’s Cornwall Under 20s side.
Another frustrating result for the Cornish All Blacks on the road this time at Worthing as they lost 25-13.
Despite going behind to an early try the All Blacks struck back with a Kieron Lewitt penalty and his conversion of Harry Davis’ try. Lewis then added another penalty before Worthing struck back with a converted try before half-time to leave the All Blacks with a single point advantage 13-12.
Sadly Launceston couldn’t add to their tally in the second half and Worthing won the game scoring another couple of tries and a penalty.
In the Championship, the Cornish Pirates put behind them their terrible performance at home against Doncaster winning 16-14 at Nottingham’s new home Lady Bay.
Three Kerion Hallett penalties gave the Pirates a 9-0 half-time advantage.
Although Nottingham pulled it back to 9-7 a Matt Evans try converted by Hallet put the Pirates more than a score ahead once more.
Despite a second converted Nottingham try the Pirates held out for their third league win on the road this season.
News today that both Jamal Ford-Robinson and Tom Kessell have signed deals with Bristol.
Both will still be available for the Pirates this season but will likely feature for Bristol in the play-offs.
Ford-Robinson is contracted with Bristol for 2015/16 season, whilst next season Kessell has put pen to paper with Premiership side Northampton Saints.
You can read Ian Davies’ reaction in the link.
In the local league, Tribute South West 1, despite a couple of Alex Ducker tries both converted by Dave Mankee Town went down to their 10th league defeat of the season at Wells 13-12.
Despite winning 19-12 against Matson, St. Austell still find themselves in the mire six points behind Clevedon and safety.
Alex Welland, Ian Venner and Dan Pearce all scored tries for the Saints with Andy Ashwin kicking a couple of conversions.
This Saturday St. Austell travel to Camborne with both sides needing a win for different reasons. It promises to be a ding-dong battle.
In Tribute Western Counties West, Truro slipped further down the table following their 45-17 loss at St. Clements to Teignmouth. Luke Trescothick, Darren Jacques and Matt Cross scored tries for Truro with “Eggy” Williams adding a conversion.
Wadebridge Camels fine run was halted by visitors Tiverton 16-15 at the Molesworth Field. Dom Hawkey scored both the Camels’ tries with James Grubb kicking a penalty and conversion.
St. Ives continue to battle against the drop picking up 15-13 win over Torquay. Tom Chandler and Scott Perkin scored the Hakes’ tries with Jamie Prisk kicking the other points.
Penryn lost at Devonport Services 11-10. Dan Booth scored a try and Martin Strick kicked the other points.
Up in London 2 SW, London Cornish had another fine win to keep their promotion hopes alive 51-27 against Farnham.
I’ll look at the Cornwall & Devon League in more detail next week, suffice to say Saltash remain top following their 34-18 win against Paignton.
We await to see if Jack Nowell comes into the England squad for the Ireland game, fingers crossed.
Congratulations to both Billy Keast, son of former Redruth prop Richard, and Jack Stanley who both featured for England U.18’s in their win over France at Doncaster yesterday 21-5.