Round up of the games from last Saturday


With the Cornish Pirates having a week off it was Redruth who took centre stage last Saturday in their National League 2 South game against London Irish Wild Geese.

A hard fought entertaining game saw the Reds prevail 46-38 with the home side running in six of the ten tries scored.

Rob Coote scored the only Redruth try during the first half as the Reds turned around 17-13 down.

Tries from Ben Priddey (2), Sam Matavesi and Matt Bowden (2) saw Redruth home in the second half despite a late rally from Wild Geese which saw them gat a try bonus point. Ashley Hosking had another fine day with the boot landing five conversions and two penalties.

The win sees Redruth move up to fifth just a couple of points behind Redingensians whom they play this Saturday.

In the South West Premier League, Camborne upturned the form book winning 22-20 at previously unbeaten Dings Crusaders. Harvey Bell scored their try with Jake Champion kicking the other points.

In the Tribute South West 1 West league, Launceston got back to winning ways with a 19-13 win over Bridgwater & Albion at Polson Bridge.

Brandon Rowley, Ryan Westren and Jake Crabb scored their tries, Dan Pearce adding a couple of conversions. The win keeps Launceston in third place in the table.

In London 1 South, London Cornish produced a shock winning 43-23 at promotion chasing Chichester.

Cornish scored six tries through Toby Fletcher, Dave Funston, Chris Kolapo-Ajala (2), James La Broy and Harry Somers. George Kimmins booted over five conversions and a penalty. The win keep Cornish in fifth place in the league table, with DoR Dickon Moon saying it was their best performance of the season so far.

In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell are top thanks to a win at Tregorrick 19-5 against Crediton. The mid-Devon side took a 5-0 lead into half-time before Saints scored 19 unanswered points in the second half thanks to tries from forwards Hugh Noot and George Knowles (2), with Liam Freeman landing a couple of conversions.

St. Ives won the local derby against Truro 41-19. Pete Mabbott (3), Jamie Prisk, Martyn Lawrence (2) and Tom Nicholas all scored tries for the Hakes with Rhys Brownfield knocking over the conversions.

For Truro Josh Symons and Ian Rowe scored tries, with new-signing Nick Prout knocking over three penalties.

Wadebridge Camels drew at home against previous leaders Devonport Services 20-all. Jake Grubb, Jack Scott and Dom Hawkey scored tries for the Camels with Danny Thomas kicking a penalty and conversion.

Falmouth were always behind against Kingsbridge as the Devon side won 43-25 at the Rec. The Eagles put in a strong finish to pick up a try bonus point thanks to Mark Lea, Tom Simmons, Tom Job and Matt Brewer, whilst Justyn Irons kicked a penalty and a conversion.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Penryn ran in ten tries to defeat Withycombe 66-5 at the Memorial Ground. Sam Hitchings ran in a hat-trick of tries and there were braces for Andy Seviour and Grant Randlesome. Other tries came from Nathan Strick, Josh Chambers and Adam Hughes. Mitch Vague kicked eight conversions.

Lanner piped Pirates Amateurs 33-31 down at the Mennaye. Both sides scored five tries, Mike Roach (2), Dan Lugg, Danny Tolan (2) for the Amateurs whilst Mike Laity (2), Adam Harris, Ryan Thomas and Jack Kessell crossed for the Falcons crucially Harris kicked four conversions for Lanner to Hall’s three.

Saltash won the other derby game against Bude 35-20 at Moorlands. Ollie Mulberry, Ryan Cruickshanks, Liall Honey and Will Morton scored tries for the Ashes with Harrison Reburn kicking the rest of the points.

Sean Andrew and Angus Hodges scored tries for Bude with a penalty-try also awarded for the North Cornwall side. Ollie Denford kicked a penalty.

Hayle lost at Plymstock 30-17. Rob Goodman and Doug Arnull scored tries for the Lions whilst TJ Farrell kicked a couple of conversions and a penalty.

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