Ten-try Town back on track

Camborne’s 60-14 win against Cullompton on Saturday nudged them closer to the play-off scrap in Tribute South West 1 West. Head coach Liam Chapple hopes that his side’s win will be the springboard for a good run that will propel them into the play-offs at the end of the season.

Key to that will be their form on the road and next Saturday they face a tough trip to Drybrook. It’s a game, despite it’s lengthy journey time, that Camborne need to win to build momentum.

You can read my report from the West Briton in the link.

A link to the Camborne RFC site showing Dave Roberts’ try.

St. Austell came a cropper at home to struggling Clevedon 23-7, a result that sees them slip uncomfortably close to the relegation battle once again. Saints scored a consolation try through Adam Kellow with Dan Pearce adding the conversion. Next week St. Austell have a vital game at Cullompton.

The Cornish Pirates can be well satisfied with bringing back a try-scoring bonus point from their trip to Worcester Warriors. There was never any danger of them winning the game at Sixways as the 62-26 score-line reflects but to score four tries and bring home a point is a big consolation.

You can read Nigel Walrond’s match report in the link plus Ian Davies’ reaction here.

The Cornish All Blacks are 2 pts ahead of rivals Redruth in the National League 2 table following their 18-8 win over Dings Crusaders at Polson Bridge.

Billy Searle scored the first try with prop Tim Mathias scoring a second, Matt Shepherd kicked the other points.

Read Suzanne Cleave’s report in the link.

Redruth found themselves 14-0 down at Clifton with barely 5 minutes on the clock. They fought back to only trail 20-12 at half-time thanks to tries from prop Tommy Phillips and hooker Richard Brown with full-back Ashley Hosking adding a conversion.

A penalty-try conversion and penalty from Hosking nudged the Reds into a 2 point lead, but Clifton came back to snatch the win and deny the Reds any points.

Read Ed Bawden’s report in the link.

Tribute Western Counties West has been thrown wide open with leader’s Exeter University facing a potential 50 point deduction for fielding ineligible players. There is likely to be an appeal and the matter is set to run. (see Conrad Sutcliffe’s column in Sunday’s Indy).

Second place Teignmouth are the likely benefactors, but Truro would again find themselves in with a play-off shout.

Truro had a good win at St. Clements Hill over Wellington 53-10. Tries were scored by Luke Tidball (2), Jack Tidball, Jake Champion, Ieuan Boon, Luke Trescothick and Matt Cross with “Eggy” Williams kicking 18 points.

Penryn didn’t fare too well at Teignmouth losing 62-10! Mile Creedan scored a try with James Salisbury adding the conversion and a penalty.

Tiverton kept the pressure on Truro with a 37-0 win at St. Ives.

Wadebridge Camels defeated Tavistock 46-14. Camels ‘tries were scored by Dan Briskham, Dom Hawkey (2), Matt Ballard, Gary Gynn (2) and Matt Tarby. James Grubb kicked the other points.

In Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Saltash stay top following a 26-10 win over Hayle. Ryan Cruickshanks Will Morton, Sean Crawford and Steve Hillman scored the Ashes’ tries with Todd Crofts kicking three conversions.

For Hayle Damian Lynes converted a penalty try and kicked a penalty.

Bude lost at home to Crediton 17-7. Ollie Mounce with the try and Ollie Denford the conversion.

Good win for Pirates Amateurs against Honiton 36-22 at the Mennaye. Trev Dugdale scored a hat-trick of tries with Ashley Weston (2) and Danny Toolan also crossing. Rhys Brownfield kicked three conversions.

Liskeard-Looe conceded the points before kick-off as they travelled to Paignton with just 12 men. The friendly game played saw Paignton win 72-16.

Falmouth had a good win at South Molton 28-7. James Bishop, AJ Geach, Jon Baglow and Nick Carne scored the tries with Justyn Irons kicking all four conversions.

In the Intermediate Cup London SE section London Cornish sadly went out after extra time at Crowborough 19-16.

Both Tribute Cornwall 1 & 2 titles are likely to be settled next weekend as in both league 1st plays 2nd.

Newquay Hornets maintained their top spot with a 56-8 win at Illogan Park, whilst 2nd place Veor remain four points adrift after defeating Stithians 53-5.

School of Mines back from holiday defeated Roseland 43-15 with Perranporth winning 19-7 at Helston.

Saturday sees Newquay Hornets at home to Veor.

In Tribute Cornwall 2 St. Agnes had a walkover against Lankelly-Fowey.

Lanner defeated Redruth Albany 67-3.

Lanner travel to St. Agnes on Saturday both sides drew at Lanner earlier in the season.

Devon Under 20s won 11-10 at Gloucestershire yesterday to set up a group decider against Cornwall at Ivybridge on SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY kick-off 2:30 pm.

In Brittany Tom Parker’s Vannes side continue to lead their pool of Fédérale 1 (level 3 in France) following a 40-25 win over second placed Langon in front of 3,000 spectators (what the Cornish Pirates or any other club would give for crowds like that!).

Further evidence of the growing stature of Breton rugby three players from Vannes lock Etienne Delagne, scrum-half Clement Payan and  centre Kevin Burguad have recently been training with the France Fedrale squad for this season’s games against England Counties and Irish Clubs XV.

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