Photo: Ducker bags a further two tries at Barnes
With the Cornish Pirates Championship game at London Welsh being cancelled as the Welsh exiles find themselves in liquidation the centre of attention switched to the Reds’ trip to Barnes in National League 2 South.
Having scrapped home by a single point 33-32 the previous week against Exmouth, Redruth answered any critics with five try win on the road 33-0!
Reds’ tries came through Alex Ducker (2), Penalty-try, Kyle Marriott and Lewis Vinnicombe. Brett Rule kicked three conversions with Angus Taylor adding a fourth.
The win sees the Reds up to third in the table, four points adrift of both Chinnor and Bishop’s Stortford.
In National 3 SW, Camborne slipped to a narrow defeat at Salisbury 16-14 when the home side kicked a penalty from half-way with the final kick of the game.
Town had to travel with a makeshift side as injuries continue to blight Liam Chapple’s options. Josh Semmens scored Camborne’s try with Rhys Brownfield kicking three penalties.
Launceston’s good run of form continues as they won on the road again this time at Bromsgrove 27-22. Tom Sandercock, BJ Chapman and a penalty-try award along with kicks from Martin Kneebone and Greg Loydall making up their tally.
In Western Counties West, Wadebridge Camels beat Burnham 24-15 to go above Truro in the table. Camel’s tries came from Jacob Johns, Rhys Bright and a brace from Matt Ballard, Danny Thomas kicking two conversions.
Truro slipped up at Wellington 20-14, Ollie Seagrove scored Truro’s try with Ashley Hosking adding three penalties.
A lively Cornish derby at Alexandra Road saw St. Ives get the better of St. Austell 33-19. Steve Kenward and Jo Parma each bagged a brace of tries with Tom Chandler getting the Hakes’ fifth. Jordan Gott added four conversions.
For the Saints Shane Johns and Chris Ashwin crossed for tries with the referee also awarding them a penalty-try converted by Cav Boyer who also bettered Ashwin’s score.
Bude picked up a vital win at home against Tiverton 26-24. Dan Pearce scored a couple of tries and added three conversions. Bude’s other tries came from a forward effort and a penalty-try.
London Cornish were held to a second away draw 28-28 at Camberley. Chris Smart, Oli Low, David Smith and a penalty-try award all were converted. Cornish remain well in command at the top of London 2 SW.
In the Cornwall & Devon League leaders Falmouth continue to boss proceedings. Despite a tough error strewn first half that Pirates Amateurs edged 9-6 on the scoreboard despite losing new signing Everard Reid to a yellow card for a head tackle.
The Eagles stepped up a gear in the second half scoring five tries through Jamie Caruana, David Jones, Justyn Irons, Matt Brewer and replacement Dan Hubble. All five tries came from great backline play. Irons having kicked two first half penalties added a third in the second half as well as four conversions for a twenty-two point haul.
Reid coped a second yellow for the same offence that saw him sent off and all the Amateurs had to show was a try from Jack Nicholson converted by Dan Mcgee who kicked their first half penalties, final score 42-16.
Saltash had a good win at Withycombe 23-16. James Moriarty, Will Morton and Steve Hilton scored their tries with Kieran Down kicking their other points.
Penryn won 56-0 at Bodmin with centre Andrew Seviour scoring four tries. Other scores came from Aaron Cockrell, Phil Hinchley, James Salisbury, Grant Randlesome, George Mitchell and Will Paine with Mitch Vague knocking over three conversions.
Lanner lost to improving Honiton 26-5 with Adam Harris getting their only try.
In Cornwall 1 the top two Newquay Hornets and Hayle fought out a 10 all draw. Veor remain third after their 22-3 win at Roseland, whilst Liskeard-Looe won at St. Agnes 33-8. Helston defeated School of Mines 38-17.
In Cornwall 2, Illogan Park are top despite not playing as Redruth Albany couldn’t raise a side. St. Just beat Perranporth 19-15 and Stithians won at Lankelly-Fowey 17-13.
Cornwall Under 20s get their Championship campaign under way at Camborne on Sunday when they take on Berkshire Under 20s kick-off is 2 pm. All support welcome.