Round up from the leagues


In National League 2 South, Redruth renewed rivalries with Birmingham & Solihull chalking up a third win on the road already for this season 25-22.

The Reds had to battle hard for the win withstanding a final onslaught from the home side before the final whistle sounded.

Tries for Redruth were scored by flankers Sam Stevens and Mark Grubb, with centre Jack Simmons score sandwiched between the backrowers efforts.

Full back Aaron Simmonds, who continues to impress with each outing kicked two conversions and a couple of penalties.

The result sees Redruth move up to third place in the league ahead of Saturday’s home game against Canterbury (3pm).

In the South West Premier league, Camborne’s lengthy injury list finally caught up with them as they were mercilessly exposed by league leaders Bournemouth 65-7.

The game was wrapped up for the visitors by half-time, the only good thing to take away from the game was replacement Phil Hinchley’s try converted by Dave Mankee.

A week’s rest to help the injury crises couldn’t have come too soon.

In Tribute South West 1 West, Launceston return to the top of the table following their 33-21 win at Polson Bridge against Teignmouth and Okehampton’s loss at Newent.

Brandon Rowley, Ryan Westren, Martin Kneebone (2) and Shaun Crawford all crossed for tries with Glenn Coles kicking four conversions.

St. Ives bounced back from their defeat last week to Launceston with a fine 34-30 win at Lydney. Despite being slightly depleted in numbers with just two players on the bench, the Hakes put in a tremendous performance with tries from Sam Bartle, Tom Nicholas (2) and Tug Wilson with Dan Magee kicking the rest of the points.

In London 1 South, London Cornish slipped to a narrow 12-9 defeat at home to Camberley. Skipper George Kimmins kicked their three penalties.

In Tribute Western Counties West, the big game was at Tregorrick Park as St. Austell entertained Truro. The Saints ran out winners by 31-7.

Ben Chenoweth, George Tregilgas, Rob Jeffs, Chris Ashwin scored tries plus the referee awarded a penalty try for St. Austell. Ashwin also kicked two conversions.

For Truro, Luke Tidball crossed with Davy adding the extras.

Falmouth drew 22 – all with Crediton at the Recreation Ground. Matt Horton, Jon Baglow, Mike Austin and Callum Perry scored tries for the Eagles with Austin adding a conversion.

Wadebridge Camels travelled to leaders Sidmouth but came away empty-handed losing 39-20.

Owen Wilson, Matt Ballard and Charlie Cotton scored tries for the Camels with Danny Thomas kicking a penalty and conversion.

Saltash lost for the sixth time this time at home to Wellington 26-6, Kieran Down with both penalties early in the game for a 6-0 lead.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn continue their march up the table with a powerful 73-14 win against Lanner.  Chris Hellier bagged a brace of tries with Kirky Oldfield, Ross Hancock, Viv Wilmot, Grant Randlesome, John Followell, Ben Trevaskis, George Jones and Paul Sabberton all crossing. Tomas Townsend kicked nine conversions.

Bude had a good win at home to Honiton 38-24. Angus Hodges (2), Kyle Speare, Olly Mounce, Matt Williams scored tries with a penalty-try thrown in for good measure. Olly Denford banged over three conversions.

Pirates Amateurs slipped to defeat at the Mennaye against Torquay Athletic 24-15. John Tyler and Charlie Goldsworthy scored tries for the home side with Steve Evans kicking a conversion and a penalty.

The battle of the Lions went the way of Liskeard-Looe who defeated Hayle 32-5.

This weekend coming there are no league fixtures below National League 2 South, apart from Lanner v Honiton in the Cornwall & Devon League as it’s the Cornwall Cup 1st round.

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