Rugby: Redruth v St Austell match report
Redruth 41 St Austell 8
REDRUTH made it two wins out of two as they continued with their pre-season with a hard fought win over Tribute South West One West newcomers St Austell on Saturday.
The dual between Greg Goodfellow and Saints skipper Matt Shepherd, both involved with Cornwall during the run to the County Championship final, was keenly anticipated and didn't disappoint.
Both camps were happy with the positives they took from the game. St Austell, Director of Rugby Steve Murley was happy with his side's performance despite the result.
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He said: "I felt we were in the game for long periods and competed well. If we stick to our structures that we looked to play today then I feel we can be competitive at our new level.
"We wanted to take our boys out of their comfort zone during pre-season to get them prepared for the rigours on the road in South West One West and a trip to Redruth is excellent preparation for the intensity of an away game.
"You can never be totally happy when you lose a game, but in the context of our pre-season I think we learned a lot today that will see us well prepared for that first league game at North Petherton."
Redruth: M Westren, D Bonds, B Drew, N Simmons, J Kessell, B Rule, G Goodfellow; K Beasley, S Milliner, C Williams, D Cook, L Collins, J Rayment, C Fuca (capt), A Lawton. Replacements: D Jacques, J Drew, A Hosking, T Notman, C E Williams.
Scorers. Tries – Goodfellow (2), Cook, Jacques, Kessell (2), Lawton; Conversions – Rule (3).
St Austell: D Pearce, B Chenoweth, C Newberry, S Rhodes, A Taylor, M Shepherd (capt), A Ashwin; P Rowe, H Morcom, C Martin, A Pearce, M Vian, A Kellow, S Venner, S Howarth.
Replacements: S Conybeare, K Edwuzi, H Noot, R Brown, J Cook, T Knight, P Winterbottom, J Nelson.
Scorers. Try – Venner; Penalty - Shepherd.