CAMBORNE 57 – 17 NEWTON ABBOT
Camborne made it eight win in a row with a nine try demolition of mid-table side Newton Abbot with flanker Sam Matavesi scoring a hat-trick of tries as his departing gift before starting ten weeks basic training with the Royal Navy, reports Bill Hooper from the Recreation Ground.
Newton Abbot, with the stiff breeze at their backs, began the game brightly with scrum-half Luke Kenny putting in some darting runs.
However, Camborne, against the run of play, got the first score when centre Jack Simmons broke a tackle to slip a scoring pass to full-back Richie Kevern cross near the posts.
Photo by Simon Bryant- Morgan happy with another big win by his side
Scrum-half Dave Mankee landed the first of his six successful conversions.
Simmons was soon at it again as his lovely break resulted in a try and suddenly Camborne led 14-0.
The Cherry and Whites still spent long periods defending hard and lost lock Damien Cook to a yellow card. Newton Abbot took advantage to score an unconverted try in the scoreboard corner off a five metre scrum through their winger Callum Gill.
Further good play from Camborne saw fly-half Rhys Brownfield score a third try before the break for a 19-5 advantage.
Town lost winger Ben Drew to the bin early in the second half as he was deemed to have dropped his opponent in a tackle.
Lock Ben Kemp wrapped up the bonus point with the Cherry and White’s fourth try from a powerful maul.
The visitors scored their second try of the game when prop Tom White scored from a determined Devon All Whites drive with fly-half Rob Avery-Wright adding the extras.
Tries then began to flow, Matavesi ran in from a good twenty meters to score his first of the game before fellow flanker Jimmy Goldsworthy was driven over from a catch-and-drive.
Winger Josh Semmens bagged try number seven for Town before flanker Rob Snowden scored a third try for the visitors.
Matavesi then completed the scoring with two further tries to crown a man-of-the-match performance.
Camborne: R Kevern, B Drew, J Simmons, J Matavesi, J Semmens, R Brownfield, D Mankee; M Hearn, S Bartle, J Drew, D Cook, B Kemp, J Goldsworthy, S Matavesi (capt), B Howe.
Replacements (all used): T-L Southworth, D Roberts, C Bone
Camborne scores: Tries, Kevern, Simmons, Brownfield, Kemp S Matavesi (3), Goldsworthy, Semmens, Conversions, Mankee (6)
Yellow Cards: Cook (30), B Drew (43)
Newton Abbot: J Bond, C Gill, A Lang, J Monnington, R Hughes, R Avery-Wright, L Kenny; T White, C Dore, A Gale, C Stewart, S Sheriff, I Milton, R Snowden, M Browne.
Replacements (all used): M Dowrick, L Mingo, A Smith
Newton Abbot scores: Tries, Gill, White, Snowden, Conversion, Avery-Wright
Referee: Ian Kiy (Dorset & Wilts RRS)
Camborne-man-of-the-match: Sam Matavesi, another superb performance from the flanker tremendous work especially at the breakdown devastating pace to score his tries.