Having started this season’s National League 2 South campaign on a positive note with two wins, Redruth’s supporters were given a nasty reality check on Saturday as their beloved Reds crashed to a 68-21 loss at Worthing.
It looked good at half-time 14-all and all to play for but four tries in the opening nine minutes of the second half put head coach Ian Davies’ Worthing side well in command and they never looked back.
Brad Howe and Todd Prisk scored the first half tries for the Reds both converted by Richie Kevern with a penalty-try being their only points in the second half as Worthing racked up the points.
Redruth are overseas this Saturday as they travel to Guernsey (6 pm) to take on another side with the Raiders moniker.
In South West Premier, Camborne held out for a fine win at Newton Abbot 38-37 with Alex Ducker scoring five of Town’s six tries, the other score came from Lewis Thomas. Connor Swan kicked four conversions.
In Tribute South West 1 West, no game for St.Ives as Coney Hill couldn’t raise a side. The Hakes get the five points. The away game in January will now be played at Alexandra Road.
Launceston maintained their impressive start with a third straight bonus point win this time at North Petherton 48-14.
In London 1 South, injury hit London Cornish travelled to Westcombe Park (old foes of the Reds) but went down to defeat 52-26. The exiles scored three tries through Steffan Lloyd and David Chalkley with skipper George Kimmins kicking 16 points.
In Western Counties West, St. Austell could only manage a losing bonus point at home to leaders Sidmouth in 20-13 defeat. Kyle Marriott scored their try converted by Liam Freeman who also landed two penalties.
Truro built on last week’s draw at Kingsbridge to earn a 20-12 win at St. Clements against Paignton. Scrum-half Owen Davey scored fifteen of his side’s points with a try two conversions and a couple of penalties. Truro’s other try came from Luke Tidball.
Further welcome news for Truro, Ashley Riches has returned to his home club from Camborne to bolster their pack.
Saltash are still looking for their first win after another defeat this time at Tiverton 33-10. Kyle Fenton scored the Ashes only try converted by Kieran Down who also landed a penalty.
Falmouth lost for the first time this season 27-15 up at Wellington. A slow start saw the Eagles concede four tries in the opening quarter and it was uphill from then on.
Wadebridge Camels got off the mark at the third time of asking with a 40-12 win at home to Kingsbridge.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn won 39-3 at Tavistock. The Borough scored six tries through Andy Seviour, Dan Duval, James Salisbury (2), Grant Randlesome and Tomas Townsend with Townsend also kicking three conversions and a penalty.
Bude lost their unbeaten record going down 43-13 at Torquay Athletic. Tries for Bude came from Rory Hodges and Ollie Mounce with Olly Denford kicking a penalty.
Hayle picked up a try-scoring bonus point in their 34-24 defeat at Withycombe, both Tony Matthews and Talan Daniels scored a brace.
Pirates Amateurs were again well beaten this time at South Molton 55-3, whilst Liskeard-Looe were defeated by fellow promoted side Topsham 42-17.