Rugby: Liskeard-Looe v Camborne SoM report
Liskeard-Looe 17 Camborne School of Mines 12
LISKEARD-Looe are top of Cornwall One after a hard-fought victory over an impressive young Camborne side at Lux Park on Saturday.
Lock Mark Davy scored two tries and Yestin Hutchings one as the Lions clinched their fourth successive league win.
The game was only 11 minutes old when Camborne School of Mines infringed and the Lions were awarded a penalty 25 metres.
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Unfortunately the kick by James Noel-Johnson hit the upright and bounced clear from the chasing players and was cleared.
Four minutes later during the sustained attack excellent play by the well-drilled Lions pack brought about a try, scored by Davy to open the scoring.
Due to some superb defensive work by Camborne, no further scores were on the board until injury time when, from a five metre scrum at the visitors end of the field, No8 Hutchings picked up from the base and forced his way over for a try that was converted by Noel-Johnson to make the score 12-0 at the whistle.
A few minutes into the second half, with Liskeard on the attack deep inside Camborne territory, a penalty was awarded to the Lions and was kicked to touch. The ensuing lineout was secured by Liskeard with Davy forcing his way over for his second try.
Back came School of Mines and with 55 minutes on the clock a good passing movement culminated in Kyle Otoo scoring an unconverted try.
On the hour Camborne were awarded a free kick inside their own 22 and elected to run the ball and the move ended with a try being scored by Tom Scott, converted by Rhun Davis reduce the deficit to five points.
This set up an exciting last quarter with both sides making chances, none was finished off, and the score remained the same until the end with a narrow victory for Liskeard.
It wasn't a very pretty game to watch caused by a mixture of strong defence and some good attack play by the visitors and an off par display by the home side, but it does mean that Liskeard are still unbeaten this season.
There is no dispute, however, that this young Camborne side will trouble quite a few clubs this season
And the Lions know that they will have to perform much better this Saturday, away to Stithians, to get a result.
Also on Saturday, Liskeard 2nds are due to play Truro 2nds at home in the CRFU merit table, both games 3pm.
Liskeard-Looe: Mike Mander, Mike Porter, Stuart Patten, Mark Davy, Ton Blake, Will Pepworth, Lewis Elliott, Yestin Hutchings, Andy Sheer, James Noel-Johnson, Callum Campbell, Mark Moody, Pete Regan, Ben Kitto, Mike Charlwood.
Replacements: Phil Morford, Charlie Virgo-Brown, Robert Fowlie, Trematon McLuckie, Tony Powell.
Scorers. Tries – M Davy (2), Y Hutchings; Conversion – J Noel-Johnson.