Rugby: Liskeard-Looe v Roseland match report October 9
Liskeard-Looe 68, Roseland 0
LISKEARD-Looe roared to the top of the table with a ten-try romp against Roseland at Lux Park on Saturday.
Mark Moody helped himself to four of the scores, while Baz Hocking and Brad Burchell scored two apiece and others were added by Pete Regan and replacement Mike Mander.
Fly half James Noel-Johnson was in good kicking form, converting six of the tries and adding two penalties.
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After a good opening spell by Liskeard the first points were on the board after nine minutes when Roseland were penalised for offside inside their 22 and Noel-Johnson stepped up to slot the penalty kick.
Seven minutes later a second penalty was awarded and Noel-Johnson did the honours again to increase the lead. At the restart the ball was gathered by flanker Jamie Townsend, popping it to second row Yestin Hutchings, who after driving forward, popped the ball to Moody to run in from 35 metres for the try and Noel-Johnson added the extras.
In the 21st minute good interplay between forwards and backs put centre Hocking into space to canter in for a try, under the posts, and again Noel-Johnson added the extras for a lead of 20-0.
On 30 minutes, following a Roseland clearance kick, which was fielded well by the home side, the ball was sent wide and wing Burchell outstripped the visitors defence to score in the corner.
In the 39th minute, with Roseland inside the home 22, the visitors were awarded a scrum at which hooker Mike Poster won the ball against the head, one of six for the game.
The ball was then passed to Hocking, who raced through from the 22 and scored a try under the posts, to secure the bonus point; Noel-Johnson added the extras for a half time lead of 32-0.
Early in the second half with Liskeard again on the attack, right wing Regan made a break and set up a ruck. The ball that was quickly recycled was released to the backs and Noel-Johnson made a half break, who with a clever inside pop pass set up Moody for his second try; Noel-Johnson added the extras to increase the lead to 39-0.
In the 50th minute, with another ball won against the head at scrum time inside the visitors' 22, it was released to the backs who set up a ruck and replacement prop Mander, on for Stu Patten, came on a superb angle to take the pass and crash over for a try and Noel-Johnson added the extras.
The next score came about after lock Tom Blake secured good lineout ball that was driven on by the pack, almost to the try line, where it was recycled to the backs and Moody crashed over for his hat trick, to pass the 50 point mark.
Excellent play on the hour led to Moody crashing over for his fourth try; Noel-Johnson added the extras to take the score to 58-0.
Four minutes later a try should have been scored wide out on the left by Regan, but the Roseland defence kept him out. However, the ball was quickly recycled by Liskeard and sent out to the right.
Regan, who had followed the ball across the park, took the scoring pass to go over in the corner.
Burchell received the ball in the 70th minute on the halfway line, wide on the right, cut across the pitch on an angled run and outstripped the defence to score in the left hand corner.
Despite shipping 68 points Roseland didn't give up trying and could have scored a couple of tries themselves, but the well drilled Liskeard defence kept them out.
The 2nds also playing at home won 41-7 beating Newquay 2nds.
This Saturday's 1st XV match should have been away at St Agnes but it has been switched to Lux Park Liskeard with a 3pm kick-off.
The 2nd XV are provisionally fixtured away to OPMs 3rds, in Plymouth Combination's Ellis Cup.
Liskeard-Looe: Phil Morford, Mike Porter, Stuart Patten, Yestin Hutchings, Tom Blake, Jamie Townsend, Lewis Elliott, Gareth Cooke, Andy Sheer, James Noel-Johnson, Pete Regan, Mark Moody, Baz Hocking, Brad Burchell, Mike Charlwood, Mike Mander, Will Pepworth.
Scorers. Tries: Rega, Moody (4), Hocking (2), Burchell (2), Mander; Cons: Noel-Johnson (6); Pens: Noel-Johnson (2).