Photo: Chris Fuca had a storming game for the Cornish Pirates in the B&I Cup deservedly man-of-the-match
Redruth weathered both Storm Brian and the early Clifton onslaught to run out comfortable winners 36-3 in National League 2.
The Reds scored five tries, with a brace coming from man-of-the-match Edd Pascoe, Matt Bowden, Jess Tompsett and skipper Rich Brown crossed for the other scores whilst Ashley Hosking popped over four conversions and a penalty.
Reds had to make do without Chris Fuca who was called up for the Cornish Pirates for their B & I Cup game against Ulster A on Sunday.
Down the road in Camborne the Cherry and Whites got the better of Newbury Blues 11-7 in their South West Premier League game.
Recent signing Harvey Bell, formerly with Truro before heading for a spell down-under, scored Town’s try with Dave Mankee kicking a couple of penalties.
Dave Roberts came out of retirement to help his old club as injuries continue to blight Camborne.
In South West 1 West, Launceston recorded their biggest win for a few seasons defeating Teignmouth 60-3. The Cornish All Blacks bagged nine tries scored by Torin Clarke, Chris MacDonald, Lloyd Duke, Ryan Westren (2), Brandon Rowley, Jordan Duke, Harry Dawe and Jake Crabb. Dan Pearce added four conversions and a penalty with Greg Loydall chipping in a further two conversions.
In London 1 South, “London Cornish didn’t turn up”; according to DoR Dickon Moon as the exiles slipped to a big defeat at home 15-59 to leaders Medway.
In quick order Cornish found themselves 0-28 down before George Kimmins kicked a penalty. Richard Stephens pulled a try back but the damage was done as Medway turned around 47-8 up at the break!
Chris Kolapo-Ajala pulled another try back near the end of the second half with Kimmins adding the conversion. A lesson learnt!
In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell maintained their good form with a comfortable 46-0 win against Burnham at Tregorrick.
George Knowles and Cav Boyer both scored a couple of tries with Chris Ashwin, Liam Freeman, CJ Boyce and Max Duggan crossing with the other scores. Boyer put over three conversions.
St. Ives are level on points with St. Austell after their 31-17 win at home to Tiverton. The Hakes’ tries came from Martyn Lawrence (2), Jacob Ninnes, Cameron Bone and Ben Jenkins. Rhys Brownfield bagged three conversions in the tricky conditions at Alexandra Road.
Best wishes go to Hakes’ skipper Steve Kenward who suffered a bad knee injury last week in the win over Sidmouth. Always a popular chap to chat with. Get well soon Steve.
Wadebridge Camels over came Chard 17-12 at the Molesworth Field. Matt Ballard, Dom Hawkey and Cody Armstrong scored tries with Danny Thomas kicking a conversion.
Falmouth went down at the Rec 7-22 to Crediton. Simon Bailey with their try converted by Justyn Irons.
Truro got a win after some disappointing results winning 23-13 at Sidmouth.
Darren Jacques, Josh Symons and Levi Webster scored their tries with Mark Richards adding a conversion and two penalties.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon league, the boot ruled at the Memorial Ground as Penryn squeezed past previous leaders Honiton 9-3, Mitch Vague kicked the three second half penalty goals.
Saltash slipped to defeat at Moorland going down 26-32 to visitors Wellington. Adam Coutts, Will Morton and Steve Hillman (2) scored tries to give them a couple of bonus points from the game.
Bude won 19-6 at Plymouth Argaum. Joe Wilson scored three tries for the North Cornwall side from pushovers with Ollie Denford converting two of them.
Pirates Amateurs beat Hayle 19-16. Sam Heath, Nick Nowell and Dave Law scored tries with Jack Hoare adding two conversions. For Hayle Doug Arnul and Matt Rashleigh scored tries with TJ Farrell kicking a couple of penalties.
Lanner’s game at home to Withycombe was postponed.