With the league program heading towards the halfway mark as we enter December a clearer picture begins to emerge about those sides in the running for promotion and also those who are at the wrong end of the table.
In National League 2 South Redruth after their welcome win at Barnes found leaders the Rams too hot as the visitors ran out 32-14 winners.
The Rams pack was well-drilled turning the screw especially in the second half. First half tries from Rich Brown and Sam Stevens both converted by Aaron Simmonds kept the Reds in the hunt at half-time but the game ran away from them in the second half.
In the South West Premier, Camborne despite leading 20-14 at one stage, thanks to a try from Declan Matthews and five penalties from the trusty boot of Dave Mankee, conceded two converted scores in the final minutes to lose 28-20.
Launceston continue to set the pace in Tribute South West 1 West following a 33-24 win at Polson against Keynsham. Adam Collings (2), Chae Jenkins, Martin Kneebone and Reuben Edwards scored the tries with Glen Coles kicking the other points.
St. Ives move up to third place following their 44-30 win at home to Bridgwater & Albion. Jamie Prisk and Rob Elloway both bagged a brace with other scores coming from Martyn Lawrence, Ben Jenkins and Dan Magee who also kicked the goals.
Up in London, London Cornish get due reward for a great team performance on the road in front of a bumper Festive crowd at Chobham in London 1 South, landing tries by Dan Leo, Rich Stephens, Jamie Owen, Matt Hakes and Skip George Kimmins, who also notched 2 conversions and a penalty to take his side to a 32-7 win.
In Tribute Western Counties West. A well-contested Cornish derby saw St. Austell overcome Falmouth 33-24 at Tregorrick Park. Ben Plummer, Liam Freeman (2), Kyle Marriott and Mark Martin scored tries for the Saints with Cav Boyer slotting two conversions.
For the Eagles four tries scored by Tom Simmons (2), Liam Barkwell and Lee Humphreys gave them a point with Tom Edmonds kicking two conversions.
Truro had a good win at St. Clements Hill 39-6 against Chard. Luke Tidball scored four tries with Owen Davey and Ieuan Boon getting the other two. Davey also managed three conversions and a penalty.
Wadebridge Camels got a much-needed win 39-12 at home to Bideford. Camels tries came from Will Pengelly, Dom Hawkey (2), George Thomas, Rich Treleaven with Danny Thomas (3), Shawn Hartley adding the conversions and two penalties from Danny Thomas.
Saltash beat Paignton 17-15 at Keyham thanks to tries from Joe Rider and Ryan Cruickshanks both bettered by Harrison Ruburn who also kicked a penalty.
In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Bude got the better of Plymstock in the top-of-the-table battle 19-5. Kieran Sharp, Joe Wilson and Angus Hodge scored the tries with Ollie Denford kicking two conversions.
Penryn move ahead of Plymstock thanks to a 32-6 win at Pirates Amateurs. Andrew Seviour, James Salisbury, Tony Pellow, and Sam Hicthens scored the Borough’s tries with Paul Saberton kicking the goals.
Liskeard-Looe had a good win at Argaum 20-14. Ben Kitto, Charlie Brown and Treve Murley scored the tries with Nick Parker adding a conversion and penalty.
Hayle lost at Tavistock 45-19 and Lanner had to make do with a losing bonus point following a 18-12 defeat at Topsham.
Veor lead the way in Tribute Cornwall 1 after their walkover against Helston, whilst in Cornwall 2, Perranporth top the pile.
The draws for the National Cups to be played on Saturday 2nd February.
Kingsbridge v Wadebridge Camels
Penryn v Honiton
Dartmouth v Newquay Hornets.
Congratulations to Cornwall U.18 who defeated Dorset & Wilts on Saturday 35-5 in their first game in the SW County Championship. Their next game in on Sunday 16th December against Berkshire again at Weston Hornets at 2 pm.