Grassroots Newquay youth rugby, October 26
St Austell 29 Newquay Hornets 10
Newquay Hornets travelled away to St Austell for a closer game of rugby than the score reflects.
The first half saw Newquay win the scrums and rucks in fine fashion. The forwards hard work at training was paying off.
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However it was St Austell to score first with a long sprint from their strong inside centre.
This was repeated again as the Newquay backs found it difficult to deal with the pace and strength of the St Austell player.
Newquay continued to win the scrum and a fine two man move involving Aaron Simmonds and Ty Jones was rewarded accordingly with a try.
St Austell took a narrow lead into the half time break.
The second half continued the same with Newquay having more possession but the St Austell inside centre scoring a trio of tries all from long sprinting runs outpacing the Newquay defence.
Although defeated Newquay took some positives from this game in particular their forwards dominating the game. Player of Match Jack Powers
Newquay Squad: Billy Bromfield, Ty Jones, Josh Mares, Lawrence Lloyd, Elliott Riley, Tom Pryor, Zak Mitchell, Jamie Sanders, Jack Powers, Luke Robinson, Eden Jeffery, Harry Higgins,Taylor Reeder, Aaron Simmonds, Jack Morrisen, Kai Shaw.
Hornets 42 St Austell 0
The weather was once again kind as the Hornets entertained St Austell at the Sports Centre on Sunday.
In bright sunshine, four ten minute periods of play saw everyone get a chance to perform. Newquay started the stronger for probably the first time this season, with the backs moving the ball well.
It was the indominatable Ethan Morgan who showed his speed and guile, side stepping his way past two defenders before racing away for the first score.
The saints had some good attacking opportunities but with the likes of Evie Longworth and Jack Higginson making some excellent tackles they rarely troubled Newquay.
The second period of play saw Newquay controlling the play once more with both Sol Hawkins and Ben Henwood making good ground.
Ethan Morgan once again showed quick thinking to switch play following a Newquay scrum close to the Saints line, going over to extend the lead.
There was no let up for the Saints as the game restarted with Arthur Bygrave and Eddie Pearce both making strong runs from defence to carry the ball back into the Saints half before some great support play and quick quick hands saw the ball moved out wide for Eddie to score.
Moments later a Newquay penalty close to the Saints try line saw Ethan Morgan held up as he sought to drive over but the resulting maul saw Ethan Reed break free and drive through to score. The Hornets didn't have it all their own way in the third period as the Saints worked hard to try and take the game to them but with the Hornets defence in fine form, particularly Evie Longworth who made some big tackles, they couldn't break through.
The fourth period saw Newquay pick up the pace once more, some good rucking and support play seeing Perran Heaman score twice the second ably converted by Ben Henwood.
Ethan Gill put in a noteworthy performance as hooker during the game against a strong St Austell scrum, but the woMan of the Match went to Evie Longworth after a real gutsy performance.
Newquay Hornets 35 St Austell 0
Newquay started with the ball and ran hard at the St Austell line and made good ground.
Joe took the ball out from the ruck and with a good run scored Newquay's first try.
St Austell met an immovable defensive line of Newquay players who with Tyler , Lewis and Joe were winning all the rucks the ball was fed out and after the next ruck Joe again drove over the line to score again.
Every time that St Austell players were tackled Newquay were too strong for the St Austell players at the breakdown and won the ball which this time was fed out to Toby who made an excellent run to score a try. Joe then scored his hat-trick try from good strong running.
Just before half-time Newquay had a scrum five metres out from the St Austell try line and Newquay drove forward for Ethan to pick the ball up and go over to score.
After half-time St Austell came at Newquay stronger but were still met with resolute defence after several phases of player Brad ripped the ball and with determined running stretched over the line to score.
Caleb made a try saving tackle the ball was won in the ruck and fed out to Bailey who scored a good try. Try scorers were Joe 3, Toby, Ethan, Brad and Bailey.
Newquay Hornets 40 St Agnes 5
Newquay started this game in the same way they finished the last game with strong running and rucking and after driving Lewis down field Tyler got the ball and used his strength to go over to open the scoring.
From the restart St Agnes ran hard at Newquay but were stopped as the Newquay defence proved too strong and the ball was fed out to Fin who made a good run to score a try.
Brad then made another of his tenacious runs to score a try.
Just before half-time St Agnes tried a new tactic this was to offload the ball quickly and this worked as they stretched the Newquay defence and scored a good team try.
After half-time Newquay resumed normal service for the day with strong rucking and running with Declan running in two excellent tries one from near his own try line. Ethan then scored off the back of a five metre scrum showing good awareness. Ellie also then made a good run and was driven on by the forwards to score a try. Then just before the end Rio picked up a loose ball to run nearly the length of the pitch to score.
Try scorers were Declan 2 , Tyler, Fin, Brad, Ellie, Ethan and Rio..
Most Improved player went to Ellie Mares and player of the week to Declan Simmonds
Newquay 40, St Austell 70:
From the start Newquay found themselves on the back foot with St Austell demonstrating quick running and good passing in all three games.
In the first game Newquay showed determination with three strong running tries from Jacob Lamboll, Lloyd Coins and Will Blount. St. Austell's good defensive play was equally matched by Ruben Greenfield Josh E, Jack Jenkinson and Jack Smithers. In games two and three Harvey Henwood produced sparkling form running in two tries while both Matthew Pollard and Harry Youngman showed good pace after offloads by Will Blatchford and Charlie Dobbs before St. Austell ran out worthy winners on the day.
Newquay 90, St Agnes 65:
In the second fixture against St Agnes, the players demonstrated excellent team participation.
In game one, Kai Bentley went off on a storming run from the start for the first try and this was quickly followed by another try from Poppy Garner who jinked through the St Agnes defence.
There was first-rate tackling by Kai Bentley, Leon Gerrard, Ben Cole and Jared Williams and good support play from TJ Colvin, Matthew Pollard and Josh Evans.
In games two and three, player of the match Harvey Henwood, McKenzie Cooke and Will Blount showed great running and try scoring while Jake Thomas in his maiden match showed grit with straight running, good tackling and offloading before scoring a well-deserved try at the end.
Everyone played their part in the two fixtures and coaches Jeremy Pollard, Richard Lamboll and Andy Cornes can be proud of what their players achieved.
Newquay Hornets 25 St Austell 30
St Austell started with the ball but a great tackle from Joe Pearce meant that St Austell were in touch. The turnover saw Matthew Alecock-Smith pass to Zac Harrop to score the opening try for Hornets.
Finlay Pettigrew made a forward run but there was no way through and with some fierce St Austell defence they managed to turn over the ball, another tackle was made by Zac Harrop but it wasn't enough to stop St Austell scoring their first try.
Freddy Pearce set up Newquay at the restart and Matthew Alecock-Smith made good ground and a pass to Joe Pearce enabled him to score the next try for Hornets. St Austell were quick to react and equalised again.
Ruby Reed and Jake Jones performed some excellent tags to prevent St Austell scoring just before the half time whistle.
Newquay started the second half with a pass from Geren Griffiths to Joe Pearce to score for Newquay. Finlay Pettrigrew enjoyed a superb run up the pitch but a mistake crossing the line meant that no try was given.
St Austell came back strongly and excellent tackling by Freddy Pearce and Joe Pearce caused St Austell to knock the ball on and hand possession over to Newquay.
Zac Harrop attacked hard and with some evasive footwork managed to score again for Newquay. St Austell answered with another try.
Freddy Pearce restarted for Newquay and met a strong St Austell defence so off loaded the ball to Joe Pearce who scored.
But in the dying seconds, despite some excellent tackling and pressure on the attack, a gap was found and St Austell managed to score to win 30-25.
Newquay Hornets 35 St Agnes 40
The second match saw St Agnes start strongly with an early try. After the restart Matthew Alecock-Smith made excellent ground and a strong pass to Joe Pearce who scored the equalising try for Hornets even after his boot fell off.
A St Agnes knock-on after the restart saw an excellent, aggressive run from Zac Harrop to score a deserved try. St Agnes started strongly and despite excellent tagging from Ruby Reed and Finlay Pettigrew, managed to score.
Newquay answered quickly with a long run up the pitch from Finlay Pettigrew who scored his first try for Hornets. St Agnes were quick into attack but a superb tackle from a strong Jake Jones stopped the St Agnes forward momentum – Jake Jones continued to play fiercely in defence but somehow St Agnes found a way through to score.
After the restart, Ruby Reed made good ground to pass to Jake Jones who sadly was tripped to prevent his first try. Newquay retained possession and Geren Griffiths went on to score.
After the restart a strong tackle by Finlay Pettrigrew slowed down the St Agnes attack, and further tackles by Geren Griffiths and Zac Harrop won Newquay a turnover. Matthew Alecock-Smith made an excellent run in attack but was just in touch giving St Agnes possession.
A strong attack by St Agnes scored the next try and the Saints went on to win.