Week 2 round up of Cornish rugby

In the South West Premier, Camborne celebrated their RFU club accreditation with a 23-20 win against visiting Maidenhead.

After a slow start that saw the Cherry & Whites trail 10-0, Jake Champion got his side on the board with a penalty. The visitors still managed to reach half-time 13-3 to the good.

A great start to the second half saw Champion convert his own try before slotting a penalty to tie up the scores.

Evergreen wing Rhodri McAtee put Camborne ahead with a try, before No.8 Dave Roberts, back helping out the club during the current injury crisis was put in by skipper Jon Drew.

Camborne held out for the win despite a late converted score from Maidenhead.

In Tribute South West 1 West, Launceston confirmed their solid start to the season with a 28-22 win at Polson Bridge against Newent. Will Morton scored his first try for his new club since his move from Saltash over the summer. Further tries were scored by Chae Jenkins (2) and a penalty-try award with Glen Coles adding three conversions.

St. Ives went down 26-22 at Devonport Services despite taking an early lead thanks to Jack Kessell’s try converted by Rhys Brownfield. Ben Taylor got a second try for the Hakes to put them 12-5 up. Half-time arrived with the Hakes 12-8 to the good.

Early in the second half Services moved ahead before St. Ives struck back with a Pete Mabbott try leaving them 1 point adrift.

Services pulled away again, but St. Ives had the final say when Sam Bartle scored on his league debut for the Hakes to give his side a couple of points to bring back across the Tamar.

In London 1 South, London Cornish got back to winning ways with a 26-19 win against Sevenoaks.

Cornish scored tries through Josh Holmes, Matt Hakes and David Chalkley with skipper George Kimmins kicking three penalties and a conversion.

In Western Counties West, there were two Cornish derbies. Falmouth backed up their win at Truro last week with a 20-18 win over Wadebridge Camels, who had Mike Rawlings dismissed in the final ten minutes.

The Eagles scored tries through Trev Ward and Tom Simmons with Matt Horton converting both tries and also slotting a couple of penalties.

For the Camels, Danny Thomas scored a try and converted Will Pengelly’s try, he also added a couple of penalties.

St. Austell also made it two out of two with a 22-19 win at Saltash. Ben Chenoweth, Rory Jago and Jake Carr all crossed for the Saints with Liam Freeman kicking two conversions and a penalty.

For Saltash Lewis Wells and Todd Crofts scored tries with Harrison Reburn landing three penalties.

Elsewhere, Truro got a very good draw at Kingsbridge 15-all. Jack Tidball and Ethan Tyler scored tries for the Goats. Owen Davey kicked a conversion and a penalty.

In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, Bude are the only Cornish side with two wins. They followed up their opening day success with a 38-19 win at home against Topsham.

Bude scored six tries through Jason Bolt, Kieran Sharp, Matt Williams, Angus Hodges, Ed Aldridge and Will Kingdon. Ollie Denford kicked four conversions.

Penryn bounced back from their defeat at Plymstock defeating South Molton 40-3 at the Memorial Ground. Tries for the Borough were scored by George Jones, James Salisbury (2), John Falloway, Grant Randlesome and Viv Wilmott. Mitch Vague put over five conversions.

Lanner came out on top against Hayle 36-30 in the first league game played at Mount Ambrose. Adam Harris’ second try of the game clinching the win for the Falcons.

Pirates Amateurs slipped to a second defeat going down at Plymstock 24-18. Aled Prosser and Sam Coogan scored the tries with Steve Evans kicking the other points.

Liskeard-Looe had a fine 39-0 win over Tavistock.

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