Redruth’s fine run continued on Saturday afternoon as they dispatched West Country rivals Cinderford with an awesome display of running rugby that left the Gloucestershire side chasing shadows for the best part of the afternoon. Cinderford will consider themselves fortunate that it was only 51-12. With a certain British secret agent back on the big screen this week, Redruth served up their very own “Licence to Thrill”, never mind 007, it was more like 003 at the Reds, with their back three of Rob Thirlby (3), his first arguably would win Sky’s Try of the Month, no contest, Nathan Padley (2) and Lewis Vinnicombe helping themselves to six of the eight tries scored. Bonds, Craig Bonds that is scored the opening try after only five minutes, whilst Kiwi No.8 Mark Bright scored the only try for the forwards. It was though a team performance. You can read my match report in the link.
Also in National League 2 Mount’s Bay made two wins on the trot with their first home win of the season when they defeated Blackheath 28-22. The other bonus for the Bay, their discipline no yellow cards, playing the game throughout with 15 men is so much simpler. Former Albion prop Tim Mathias grabbed two tries, with on-loan hooker from Albion Jamie Salter grabbing the other, a good day’s work for the front row boys. Dan Hawkes kicked the other points with a couple of conversions two penalties and a drop-goal.
The Cornish All Blacks’ mood must be as dark as their shirts following another defeat this time up at Blaydon by 18-16. The Cornish All Blacks’ tries came from Tim Collier and Jamie Semmens with Adam Staniforth kicking a couple of penalties.
In National League 1, the Cornish Pirates surprised many pundits with a fantastic win up at Goldington Road against the Bedford Blues by 26-6. Scrum-half Nicky Griffiths and centre Steve Winn scored the tries, with fly-half Rhys Jones converting both tries and four penalties. Hopefully the corner has been well and truly turned “Onwards and upwards”.
In the Tribute regional leagues, St. Ives got back to winning ways with a 15-13 win at St. Mary’s Old Boys. Karl Martin kicking five penalty goals.
In Western Counties West, Wadebridge Camels saw their un-baten run at home stretching back some two-and-a-half years ended by visitors Kingsbridge who ran out winners by 13-5. Gavin West got the Camels’ try.
Camborne had a narrow win at Devonport Services by 19-18, Dave Mankee scoring all of Town’s points with a try conversion and four penalties.
Newquay Hornets lost at the Sportscentre 23-22 to league leaders Cullompton in an exciting match. Jason Caruana and Rob McIntyre scored the Hornet’s tries with Sam Cullen kicking four penalty goals.
Bude are still seeking their first league win of the season as they lost at home to Weston Hornets 20-16. Scrum-half Mini Fry scored Bude’s try, which Matt Trewin converted as well as three penalties.
In London 3 SW, London Cornish drew 6-6 at Winchester, Dickon Moon’s usual report can be found in the link.
In the Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn’s fine run was brought to an end at the Memorial Ground by visitors Okehampton who won 8-7 with a last-gasp try. The Borough’s points came from a try by Peter Webster converted by Taron Peacock.
Truro lie third after their win at Plymstock Albion Oaks 13-10, Patterson with the try and Scott Martin with the conversion and two penalties. Hayle lost at Crediton 11-3, Paul Lello with a penalty the only score for the Lions. In the battle at the foot of the table Saltash travelled to the Rec at Falmouth and won comfortably 44-10. Ben Davenport and Richard Skinner both scored a couple of tries for the Ashes, with Simon Nance, Charlie Grace and Ollie Rayner also scoring tries. Rayner also kicking three conversions and a penalty. For Falmouth, it already looks like a return to Cornwall 1 next season, they scored a couple of tries through James Instance and Tom Spiller.
It looks like the Rugby Kernewek website, which I ran has been closed down by it’s host aol. Although the site was no longer used as much since the advent of this blog it still had useful information. I have set up a new blog with the same name but it will take time to restore time willing also.