Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Grassroots October 24
HAYLE JUNIORS GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH:
Hayle Tennis Club's junior section finished off the season with a superb friendly family day and junior tournament.
Matches were played during the week with all finals being played on Sunday which finished with the presentation of trophies and medals for the winners and runners-up. All the trophies were new and sponsored by local businesses and parents and the club were delighted that the sponsors presented the trophies.
Tennis manager Andy Angove said that play was of a very good standard and the sportsmanship displayed by all the players was a credit to the club and the parents.
The club thank sponsors Cove Café, Hampson Butchers, Philps Pasties, Angove Sports, Kelly Rule, Graham Baillie, Geoff Mckinnell, Amelia and Treve Kitchen.
Results: Mini Red: winner Noah Kitchen, runner-up Henry Firth; Mini Orange: winner Noah Kitchen, r-up Katie Hampson; Mini Green: winner Zoe Body, r-up Sophie Kitchen; Girls U14: winner Zoe Body, r-up Hannah Body; Boys U14: winner Finn Rule, r-up Scott Butterworth; Boys U18: winner Luke Mckinnell, r-up Tim Carney; Girls U14: doubles winners Hannah Body and Emma Foster, r-up Sophie Kitchen and Zoe Body; Boys U14: doubles winners Bailey Hampson and Finn Rule, r-up Scott Butterworth and Harry Butterworth; Boys U18: doubles winners Tim Carney and Graham Rodda, r-up Luke Mckinnell and Theo Jacobs; Most improved girl: Zoe Body; Most improved boy: Tim Carney; Sports person: Sophie Kitchen.
Hayle Tennis Club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. For details visit the club's website at www.haylelawntennisclub.co.uk, or contact the club on 01736 850843.
CORNWALL & DEVON LEAGUE:
Newquay Hornets 20, Hayle 17
Hayle could consider themselves unfortunate to return empty handed from an entertaining and evenly contested encounter at the Sports Centre on Saturday.
A penalty from fly half Sam Cullen earned the Hornets their third league victory of the season but defeat was hard to take for Hayle who had looked as if they had done enough to secure at least a share of the spoils.
The hosts looked keen to end a run of three straight defeats and made a bright start with No8 Tim Eustice crossing the line for a try which Cullen converted.
Hayle gradually gained a foothold in the game and replied with an unconverted try by flanker Rob Goodman following a long kick and chase down-field.
With the home side increasingly frustrated the Lions took the lead for the first time when Martin Strick took a quick tap penalty and ran through to touchdown.
Hayle added another seven points before the break when the Hornets defence failed to clear their lines allowing Talan Daniels to score a try which Strick converted for a 17-7 lead at half-time.
The Hornets improved after the restart and were soon back in the game when Cullen reduced the deficit by kicking a penalty. And it wasn't long before the home side were back on terms when scrum half Connor Riley bulldozed his way over the line and Cullen converted to make it 17 apiece.
It was anybody's game in the closing stages, but it was the hosts who were rewarded for a good late spell of pressure when they were awarded a penalty 40 metres out, and Cullen continued his immaculate display by slotting over the match-winning kick to make it 20-17 with two minutes remaining.
Hayle meanwhile were left licking their wounds and will hope to return to winning ways at home to OPMs this Saturday (3pm).
Camborne Res 31, Wadebridge Camels Res 30
Camborne made it back to back Merit Table victories with a superb late win over the Camels at the Recreation Ground.
Trailing 18-30 the home side hit back with 13 unanswered second half points to take the spoils.
For the winners hooker Jordan Sheers, wing Darren Pascoe and centre Richard Kevern bagged touchdowns in addition to a penalty try.
Scrum half Jamie Bryant kicked a penalty and was also on target with three conversions while fly half Matt Downing added another conversion.
St Ives 14, Redruth U12s 21
On a wet Sunday morning, Redruth U12's travelled down to St Ives for a hastily rescheduled match after Launceston cancelled.
Captain for the day Tom Morrison continued Redruth's great tradition and lost the toss.
From the kick-off both teams should great determination and teamwork, the ball being past well and despite efforts made to score no-one crossed the whitewash.
Late in the first half with the Reds deep into the Blues' half a scrum was awarded to St Ives. Redruth won the ball and Callum Grohmann touched down. Samuel Churchill added the extra points to give the Reds a 14-0 half-time lead.
The coaches usually have a team talk at half time but this time captain for the day Tom Morrison gave a minute long inspirational speech to his fellow players.
With a much changed team Redruth scored again within two minutes of the start when the backs set up Adam Hall to squeeze along the touchline to score. Bailey Berriman this time stepped forward to add the extra points.
The next seven minutes saw St Ives valiantly level the scores with two converted tries of their own.
Redruth, not to be thwarted, continued to pressure and with time almost up they got their reward with Adam getting his second of the day. Jago Ford slotted the conversion.
Man of the match, chosen by Dean Bonds was shared by Tom and Adam.
Team and scorers: Sam Hicks, Devin Stephens, David Gardener, Tom Morrison (capt), Luke, Jouan Rowe, Harry Drew, Samuel Churchill (1C), Callum Grohmann (1T), Lewis Wills, Ewan George, Joshua Hocking, Kieran Daughtery, Kieran Trevena, Stanley Jehu, James Curnow, Dominic Tresidder, Adam Hall (2T), Bailey Rogers, Jago Ford (1C), Bailey Berriman (1C).
CAMBORNE APPOINT YDO:
There are a exciting times ahead at Camborne RFC after the club announced Scott MacDonald as their new Youth Development Officer.
He has been involved with Camborne RFC for more than 30 years and this year retired from senior rugby after several seasons as a prop, however his enthusiasm has never wavered and his contribution has continued.
He is currently an RFU Level 1 coach in addition to successfully completing the 'Scrum Factory' training and undergone all relevant Safeguarding and CRB checks.
For several years Scott has been a coach in the mini-junior section and for the club's 1st team, allowing him to and share his wealth of knowledge and experience.
He is currently working with the RFU and local schools in addition to his work with Camborne Rugby Club. His determination, commitment, enthusiasm and dedication are all attributes which the club look forward to embracing as he takes this new role forward and develops it for the future of rugby at the club and in the wider community.
Camborne Rugby mini-junior club are very fortunate to have threefull sized rugby pitches and excellent facilities available.
The club are still looking to build numbers in all age groups up to U18s and would welcome any enquiries.
For any queries please contact Scott on 0754 6064 809 or Dave MacDonald (Mini-Junior Chairman) on 07971053009.
HAYLE ATHLETES OUT ON THEIR TRAVELS:
Hayle Runners took part in a series of races in Devon at the weekend.
The club took a large team to take part in the Dartmoor Vale series which included the marathon, half marathon and 10k road race.
Kieran Murrant was first home for the club in 3 hours 18 minutes and 43 seconds, followed by Matt Curtis in 3:43:52. Lisa Maskell was the club's first woman home, her time of 3:47:06 gave her second place in the women's U35 age group.
Angela La Brash won third place in the women's 35-39 age group.
Sarah Newing enjoyed her return to the course where she made her debut last year and finished in a time of 4 hours 15 minutes and 40 seconds.
In the half marathon, club members won a series of trophies. Scott Abraham finished in sixth place overall and won his 40-44 age group in 1:23:31. Rich Savage finished just nine seconds behind in eighth place. His time of 1:23:40 took him into 2nd place in his 45-49 year category. Rob Trembath and Tim Wigram had great runs in 1:43:06 and 1:49:21 respectively.
In the 10k road race Mike Dowrick had a great run, finishing in 37 minutes and 37 seconds taking a trophy for second place in his 40-44 age group.
WINTER LEAGUE AGM:
The annual meeting of the Camborne-Redruth & District Winter Pool League will be held at the Redruth British Railway Club on Wednesday at 8pm.
Please make sure that a representative for your side attends along with the team registration fee of £25 and players registrations of £1 per player.
The league fixtures and cards will be posted out to all participating teams. The new season will start on Wednesday November 13.
At present the Wednesday Winter League consists of six singles, three Scotch Doubles and a Captain's Cup game.
Any proposals for the new season please apply in writing with a proposer and a seconder by Friday October 25 to the league secretary.
CLUB COMPETES WITH BEST:
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club travelled to Weston Super Mare as a first division team in the Arena National League.
The club is new to competition at this higher level, since being promoted in 2012 from the second division.
The competition at this level is fierce and the club finds themselves up against strong city teams such as Cardiff, Swansea and Poole.
However, this first round proved that Carn Brea and Helston have the mettle to hold their own against such teams and finished this first round in a highly respectable fourth place, with Poole taking the overall first place.
The CBHSC swimmers produced some excellent results with two first placings and nine second placings.
The team gained a total of 139 points, accrued through strong relay and individual swims from the squad of 36 swimmers whose ages ranged from just nine years old to those in their 20s.
Two 12-year-old swimmers, Steven Lewis and Emma Kendall were awarded 'Swimmer of the Gala' medals from Head Coach Michael Kent for their stand out performances, although he did say to the squad that each and every one of them deserved such an award. Kent explained how proud he was of the team and amazed at their commitment and effort. Everyone put in 100 per cent.
The team are now preparing themselves for the second of the three rounds, secure in the knowledge that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Carn Brea and Helston Swimmming Club would like to say a particularly big thank you to Redruth Charity Trust for sponsorship of the team shirts.
The shirts were new for the league events and helped to create a strong team identity.
The Redruth Charity Trust's support continues to make a big difference to the young swimmers.
Hayle 1, Redruth Utd Res 0
With seven changes from the previous week's team and no recognised striker available, Redruth were still unlucky not to grab a point against the high scoring Trelawny Two leaders.
Redruth's best chance in the first half was through Kyler Letcher, when through on goal, but he failed to trouble the keeper.
Keeper Chris Bolitho and defenders Justin Carbis, Simon Barrand and Martin Adams kept the Hayle attack out to half-time.
The second half brought further chances for Letcher when his corner hit the post and off target shots by Gareth Fulcher and man of the match Nicky Adams.
With 10 minutes remaining the home side scored with a free kick after a Greg Wills foul from outside the box to grab a grateful win.
Trevenson Ospreys U10s 5, Falmouth Rangers 1
The Ospreys braved the weather of Sunday morning to play their fourth game of the season at home to Falmouth Rangers.
The game had a bit of spice to it as Falmouth gave a debut to previous Trevenson player Jonjon Wharton.
And it was Wharton who scored his first goal for his new club to put The Ospreys behind for the first time this season.
But within two minutes, the Ospreys were back on level terms with Lee Chambers scoring the equaliser.
With some good defending from Tilo Whistler and Josh Weller, the Ospreys had a good shot that just went wide before Lee added a second goal to make it 2-1 at half-time.
The second half got under way in much the same vein, and on the few occasions that Falmouth did break into the Ospreys half they found keeper Adam Collins in unbeatable form.
And after more relentless attacks Falmouth eventually buckled under pressure and striker Ryan Stokes pounced on a loose ball to slot it past the keeper.
With a two goal advantage the Ospreys relaxed and produced some excellent passing which led to a fourth goal with a shot from Dean Durham which found the top right corner.
Falmouth kept pushing forward and Adam unfortunately suffered an injury after throwing himself at the feet of one of their strikers to make another important save.
Lee took over in goal and pulled off a couple of good saves himself before the Ospreys added a further goal from Adam, who after receiving some treatment re-joined the game as a striker and the goal also saw him voted as man of the match.