Newquay youth rugby, November 23
NEWQUAY HORNETS 37, PERRANPORTH 5:
Newquay Hornets hosted local rivals Perranporth to the Sports Centre on a bright sunny Sunday morning.
The first half saw Newquay take control with some fine team play. The recent different approach to training seems to be paying off with all players responding positively.
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The first try went to Newquay's Josh Mares with a burst of movement close to the try line. Newquay's second saw Ty Jones pick up a loose ball up quickly and seized the opportunity to put the home side further ahead.
Perranporth were playing well but Newquay were in blistering form and their third saw Ty Jones again stretch the lead. Fly half Elliott Riley took the opportunity of space and ran half the length of the pitch to soundly score Newquay's fourth.
With the half time interval approaching Tom Pryor scored Newquay's fifth with a trade mark sprinting run.
The second half saw Perranporth come out fighting and to their credit they didn't give up. However, Newquay scored two more tries through Tom Pryor and Aaron Simmonds converted by Elliott Riley.
In good traditions of sport Perranporth achieved a consolation try at the final whistle.
Player of the match: Josh Mares.
Newquay squad: Billy Bromfield, Josh Mares, Elliott Riley, Tom Pryor, Zak Mitchell, Jamie Sanders, Jack Powers, Harry Higgins, Aaron Simmonds, Jack Morrison, Josh Drew,Will Boulton, Eden Jeffrey, Ty Jones, Taylor Reeder, Lawrence Lloyd, Luke Robinson, Matt Bennett.
HORNETS CLINCH WIN FOR BROKEN LEG VICTIM JORDAN
Perranporth 8, Hornets 16:
Joe Cawley scored a dramatic last minute try to clinch an emotional win for the Hornets on Sunday after they had lost one of their team-mates, Jordan Zervas, with a broken leg.
With the game all tied up at 8-8. Joe picked up the ball in his own half and from the ensuing run, and having avoided tackles, went over for a brilliant try. David Swinnerton converted.
Jordan fell awkwardly while making a forward run midway through the first half. He was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital where it was confirmed he had fractured his leg.
The match was held up for a while but both sets of players agreed to carry on. Hornets were winning 8-0 at the time, courtesy of a David Swinnerton try, which Jordan converted.
For a spell after the game restarted, Newquay seemed a little distraught at what had happened to their team-mate.
Perranporth took charge of the game for the rest of the first half but Newquay held out with no further score to half time.
With the second half under way, there was an early scrum to Perranporth, for a knock-on in the Newquay pack. Perranporth went over for the second try, duly converted to bring the score all square.
Perranporth continued to exert pressure on the Newquay pack, and the game became a little scrappy midway through the second half, neither side being able to force their way over the line.
However, with around ten minutes to go, Newquay seemed to find some inspiration and made for the line, with some good passing, but were stopped just short.
With five minutes left, Newquay once again on the attack, but yet again loose the ball in tackle, and Perranporth have turnover. Some good ripping of the ball from Aaron Shrigley, leads to a breakaway from Jake Boylan-Grange, but he was held up just before the line.
But then came Joe's brilliant last gasp try to clinch victory.
Hornets would like to thank Perranporth RFC and in particular the many parents and onlookers who helped look after Jordan.
Jordan will be out of the game for some time. The Hornets coaches are proud of their young players, for getting back into the game, with a great result for their team-mate.
Man of the match: Sam Thomas.
Team: Aaron Shrigley, Lewis Davison, Joseph Cornes, Jude Roberts, Kai Sinkevicius, Joshua Head, David Swinnerton, Louis Garner, Sam Thomas, Iwan Ellis-Davies, Jacob Boylan-Grange, Oliver Davies, Jordan Zervas, Kain Dockery, Josh Youngman, Joe Cawley.
Tries: David Swinnerton, Joe Cawley; Conversions: Jordan Zervas, David Swinnerton.
PERRANPORTH 10, NEWQUAY HORNETS 30:
On a still, sunny morning Newquay Hornets were entertained at Perranporth and as the U9s travelled with a squad of 19 players it was decided that three ten minute games would be played with nine players on each side.
In game one Hornets quickly established the initiative and went into an early lead through Harvey Henwood's try.
Captain Harry Youngman demonstrated further strong running by whizzing down the length of the pitch after collecting a timely pass from Will Blatchford.
In the closing moments Josh Evans passed to Leon Gerrard who in turn off-loaded to Harvey again who darted up the sideline to complete his brace of tries.
The second game saw the Hornets swarming all over the Perranporth defence with some excellent tackling by Matthew Barker, Poppy Garner and Jacob Lamboll before Monty Bayley-Skinner powered over the line.
Captain Harry continued his consistent play and completed a fine display of skill with another blistering run and try.
In the third and final game the Hornets buzzed about all over the pitch attacking and defending with gusto.
Kai Bentley tackled and ran well, Monty Bayley-Skinner hived off the ball to Josh Pownall to allow another score and stalwart Matthew Barker made two excellent tackles preventing Perranporth tries on the line.
Finally Monty Bayley-Skinner made a beeline for the corner to score Newquay Hornets final try which wrapped up a 'humstinger' of a match for the Hornets.
Players of the match were Matthew Barker and Monty Bayley-Skinner.
PERRANPORTH 25, NEWQUAY HORNETS 45:
Perranporth won the toss and elected to start and scored an excellent try. At the restart, Ruby Reed passed to Geren Griffiths, who made an excellent run before passing to Joe Pearce to score Newquay's opening try. Perranporth answered quickly with another try.
At the restart fantastic passing and teamwork should have resulted in another try for hornets but an unfortunate forward pass gave possession to Perranporth who scored again taking a two-try lead.
Undeterred, Hornets passed excellently again for Joshua Golden Clarke to score. Perranporth restarted strongly but excellent pressure by the Hornets defence forced Perranporth into touch giving the turnover to Newquay.
Similar pressure by the Perranporth defence forced Hornets into touch, thus regaining possession. Newquay would not be beaten and further excellent defending regained possession and a long run by Joe Pearce gave Hornets another try.
Perranporth restarted quickly but excellent pressure once more by the Newquay defence gave Newquay the turnover and superb passing and teamwork by all players resulted in a further try for Newquay, despite excellent tagging by the Perranporth team.
The half time whistle blew making the score Perranporth 20 – Newquay Hornets 15.
In the second half more excellent passing and support play saw Joshua Golden Clarke score the equaliser. At the Perranporth restart fantastic tagging by the Hornets gave Hornets the turnover and an excellent run by Matthew Alecock-Smith who made good ground and offloaded the ball to Joshua GoldenClarke to score again.
Perranporth started strongly but superb pressure by the Hornets defence gave Newquay another turnover and after excellent passing Matthew Alecock-Smith scored another try for Hornets.
Newquay Hornets defence were playing strongly and won two further turnovers which resulted in another two tries for Joshua Golden Clarke.
Perranporth did not give up and despite excellent tagging managed to score a try from their restart.
In the dying minutes excellent team work by the Hornets resulted in a final try for Joe Pearce.
Man of the Match: Joe Pearce.
HORNETS AT THE DOUBLE:
Hornets fielded two teams on this sunny November morning in Perranporth, both teams played two matches against a young talented Perranporth U7's side.
Both teams tagged each other brilliantly creating a battle in midfield with two tries from Jago Ross, one each for Wilf Bicknell and Joshua Eyre.
Some great support work and tagging came from Keira Holland, Joseph Allen and Leon Emmett.
The second half was another close affair, Perranporth were dogged in defence and fast in attack, tries scored for the Hornets by Joshua Eyre, Jago Ross, Leon Emmett, Keira Holland, Joseph Allen and two by Wilf Bicknell. Unfortunately losing 14-11.
The second match played by this team resulted in a tie, nine tries each. In the other game Newquay Hornets played well with some new members and more experienced players mixing well.
Some great tagging and tries from Alfie Tucker, Louise Pease, Thea Lamboll, and Joseph could not stop a strong Perranporth side from being triumphant 9-7.
Their second match was closely fought tagging, running, and great passing match. Alfie Tucker scored a couple of tries. Louis Pease also scored a brace.
Zach Jakeman scored his first try for the Hornets, well done Zach. Joseph Allen passed the ball to Kalin Coryn who, after being tagged close to scoring, passed back to Joseph Allen to score bringing the final score to 8-7 to the hosts.
Cosmos 0, All Stars 4
All Stars were in rampant form against a Cosmos side that were at full strength. Jake Hughes, Kevin Rowse (2) and Joel Jimenez were all on the score sheet in a win that sends All Stars clear on goal difference at the top of the table.
All Stars mean business this season and while they're in this form they have every chance of winning the Premiership.
TR7.5 1, Zodiac Interiors 0
TR7.5 were missing several key players, but that didn't stop them from beating a Zodiac Interiors side who are still finding their feet.
Jake Varney scored the game's only goal in a win that keeps TR7.5 close to the league leaders.
Dream Sessions 0 Firetrader 0
Dream Session went into the game still searching for their first win of the season and they had plenty of chances to get it.
Somehow the ball wouldn't go in for them and when the final whistle blew both sides couldn't believe that the match finished goalless.
Roche B 1, Keep It Local 3
Roche B put up a good show against Keep it Local, but in the end they were beaten by the better side.
Mark Edmonds and Tom Currah (2) were the scorers for Keep it Local in a win that moves them into second place.
Luke Truscott took his goal well for Roche, but by the time it went in the game was already beyond them.
One Paced Wonders 1, Barefaced Records 0
One Paced Wonders started the match low on confidence, but when Murray Pratter's speculative shot hit the back of the net they seemed to play like a different side.
Barefaced Records gave it their best to get back into the match, but they couldn't convert their chances and in the end Porth held on comfortably to claim the points.
Mitchell 1, Perran Penguins 0
Mitchell were without several of their regulars but that didn't stop them from putting up a fight against the tireless Perran Penguins.
Both teams had chances to take the lead, but it was Mitchell who took theirs thanks to a fine strike from Craig Allen.
Perran Penguins gave it their best to get back into the match, but the couldn't make their chances count. The win moves Mitchell into second place, a point adrift of the league leaders.
Perran Penguins 2, Minor Threat 1
Perran Penguins started well against Minor Threat, scoring early on thanks to a fine strike from Jay Webber.
Minor Threat responded quickly, equalising through Mike Gapper. Both teams had chances to take the lead before Jay Webber struck at the death to win the match for Perran Penguins and get their season back on track.
Hangover 96 0, Atlantic Porth 0
Hangover 96 stared the match without a goal and they couldn't change anything in spite of some good play and plenty of chances.
The draw means that both teams sit at the bottom end of the table, waiting for their fortunes to change.
Ugandan Dollars 0, Quintrell B 1
Ugandan Dollars put up a great fight against Quintrell B but it wasn't enough for them to avoid defeat against the league leaders.
Dean Hall scored the game's only goal to leave his side top of the table, with every chance of being promoted.
NEWQUAY INDIVIDUALS LEAGUE:
The Newquay Individuals Dart League played this week's games at the Godolphin. With the league well and truly in full swing, first to toe-the-oche was Geoff Sutton to face Steve Greer.
With Geoff going into a 4-0 lead aided by an 18 dart and a 106 finish it looked like this was going to be a whitewash but Steve pulled one back to make it 4-1, Geoff then finished of the game with another 18 darter to take the match 5-1.
Next to the oche saw the turn of Pete Sliwicki and Garry Beckerleg. With the players sharing the first two legs, Garry then surged into a 3-1 lead aided by a 180.
Pete then fought back to go 4-3 down but Garry responded with the help of another 180 to take the honours 5-3. Although Garry won the match he remarkably went down in the league from second position to fifth.
Third match on was Steve 'The Dream' McNally up against Mandy Timms. With Steve hitting some steady scores Mandy soon found she was on the wrong end of a 5-0 result although Mandy had missed a few vital doubles.
Game four was Ady Pascoe against Colin 'The Wanderer' Spence. With Colin starting of strong to take the early advantage and go 2-0 up, Ady pulled one back to make it 2-1 but Colin rose to the challenge to emerge a 5-1 winner and take him into the top eight.
Fifth match was Tony Coomber up against Glen Ford with Glen powering into an early 3-1 lead and looking likely to take the match but Tony rose to the challenge inspired by a 111 checkout and win the next four legs and claim the game 5-3.
Game six was Jez Campe up against Ben Hawken with Jez performing well and romping to a 5-0 win aided by 15,17 and 14 dart legs.
Last game of the evening to take to the oche was Dave Phillips against Paul Clipston. Dave impressed to go 3-0 up with the help of a 16 darter and a 180. Paul hit the next to avoid a whitewash only for Dave to reply in the next two legs to take the honours 5-1 with a superb 14 darter and another 180.
We would like to thank the Godolphin Arms for their continued sponsorship and hospitality. Next week's games will be played at the Rowing Club where there will be 12 matches played.
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