REDS SHARE CUP HONOURS:
Redruth U12s went to Hayle on Sunday to compete in the Rugby County Championships.
Over previous years they have been unlucky in coming away with nothing. This year, however, with a new revamped coaching team the boys have blossomed.
During the pool stages they won one, drew one and lost one, this placed them third in the group due to points scored.
They faced Launceston in the semi-final which they won comfortably putting them into the final of the Vase with Saltash.
The final was probably the best game the boys played all day, both teams gave it their all and in the end it finished 0-0. All credit to players and coaches alike who agreed to share the trophy rather than resorting to a coin toss.
A perfect end to a great day and finally a trophy for the boys who all season have played fantastic rugby and thoroughly deserve the praise they receive.
A special thanks from the players, coaches and parents go to Joshua Hocking and Stanley Jehu who travelled with the team, trained with them and supported them for the whole day. A lot of commitment from the boys and a maturity in far excess of their years.
A special thanks went to those who weren't selected but came along to support.
Squad: B Berriman,S.Churchill, J Curnow, K Daughtery, H Drew, J Ford, D.Gardner, E.George, C Grohmann, A.Hall, S.Hicks, J Hocking, S Jehu, T Morrison, L Mutton, B Rogers, J Rowe, D Stephens, D Tresidder, K Trevenna, L Wills.
LEWARNE SPONSOR BOOST:
Cornish Team GB athlete Mark Lewarne from Redruth is gearing up for the 2014 season with the support of local businessman and fellow triathlete Mark Thomas of 'Thomas Auto Tech' based in Connor Downs, near Hayle.
Lewarne is looking ahead to the World Championships in September, with the long term aim of gaining selection.
Lewarne said: "It's great to have a local sponsor come on board for 2014.
"I don't think people realise how much athletes are hit financially during the season, with all the travelling commitments for example it's nice to know that there are companies out there willing to help."
Lewarne will be working alongside Portreath Surf Lifesaving Club this season, a decade after he was crowned European champion as a junior.
He said: "I'm really looking forward to going back to where my sporting career begun, in terms of the competitive opportunities surf lifesaving offers a whole new group of challenges and with the World Championships in September there is certainly something to give back to my local club.
"Training is going well and I'm keeping fit and injury free which is the main thing at this stage.
"I've got a few warm-up races coming up and competing in the Cornwall/Devon League for swimming gives an opportunity to keep things fresh and blow some of the cobwebs away for the coming year."
Lewarne, who was victorious in last year's Abu Dhabi YAS triathlon and placed second in the Dubai Triathlon Series, will be looking ahead to a return next year for another crack at the title.
Mark Thomas, managing director of the sponsoring Company said: "Anything we can do as a business is obviously going to help and it's an honour to be supporting one of Cornwall top athletes to success in 2014."
Thomas Auto Tech are Specialists in Motor-Home repairs and MOT testing for all vehicles and can be contacted on 01736 755684
HAYLE LOSE OUT:
Hayle 16, Saltash 22
A starting line-up for Hayle, which consisted mainly of local players, entertained Saltash at the Memorial Ground in the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League on Saturday.
From the start it was obvious that the play of the Hayle forwards would give them the majority of possession and territorial advantage.
With the dominant Phil Tonkin, David Penrose, Fred Carter, Alex Thornton and Tony Matthews controlling the Saltash eight it was rather surprising that Hayle couldn't cross the line.
The shock came when the speedy Saltash outsides, under the captaincy of former Plymouth Albion player Max Venables, broke from their line for wing Will Morton to score a try, converted by Venables after five minutes.
Hayle again camped on the Saltash line, but once more a breakaway resulted in Venables kicking a penalty from in front of the posts to make it 10-0 after ten minutes.
Yet again against the run of play, the Saltash backs broke from their line, this time for second row Steve Kelly to touch down for a 15-0 lead after only 18 minutes.
This scoreline however, was not a true reflection of the dominance of the Hayle eight, who by this time were stealing Saltash lineout ball.
To follow the trend of the first half, Saltash scored a third length of the field try by Venables which he converted to stretch the visitors' lead to 22-0 after half an hour.
Hayle again camped on the Saltash, line without looking like scoring and their only reward was a 35th minute Dan Magee penalty.
The restart followed the same pattern, with Hayle in the Saltash 22 and another infringement by Saltash saw Dan Magee kick his second penalty from wide out to make it 22-6 at half-time.
Hayle moved scrum half Magee to his normal position at full back, with elusive runner Scott Murray replacing Josh Rule. With Saltash playing with a slight breeze behind them it was apparent that the Hayle pack were still in control.
Saltash too often illegally killed quick Hayle possession and were punished by referee Darren Curry, who some home spectators thought was a tad lenient in not issuing a yellow card for persistent offending.
After 56 minutes, impressive centre Joel Cameron powered over from about 10 metres for an excellent team try, converted by Magee to reduce the arrears to 22-13 and on 62 minutes Dan Magee kicked another penalty but that was as close as Hayle got.
Defeat was harsh on the home side especially their forwards. This Saturday Hayle are at Honiton.
Hayle scorers: J Cameron try, D Magee 3 pens, 1 con.
Saltash scorers: Tries – W Morton, M Venables, S Kelly. Pens – Venables; Cons – Venables (2).
Hayle: J Rule, J Iliffe, N Mitchell, J Cameron, J Chadwick, S Harvey, D Magee, D Penrose, D Clatworthy, F Carter, P Tonkin, T Barber, R Goodman, A Thornton, T Mathews (capt). Reps: J Nicholls, S Murray, D Richards.
Camborne Res 23 Wadebridge Camels Res 20
Camborne's second string recorded an excellent narrow Merit Table win over a strong Camels side at Crane Park.
Once again there was a brace of tries for evergreen No.8 Sean Oates and prop Adam Coombes added a third touchdown. Fly half Matt Downing added a single conversion and also landed two crucial drop goals.
JOHN LOWRY TEAM KNOCKOUT:
The Team Memorial Cup in the Camborne-Redruth & District Winter Pool League, which will involve 18 league teams, will commence on Wednesday April 9.
The draw sheets have been sent out and the league would like to wish all teams good luck.
Fixtures, Wednesday April 9: Prelim Rnd: Countryman 'Oddballs v Trefusis 'Nomads', Tyacks v St Rumons SC Gazelles.
Wednesday April 16: 1st round: Red Jackets 'Juniors' v Red Jackets 'Jackals', St Rumons SC 'Cowboys' v Redruth b/rail 'Steamers', Stithians CC v St rumons SC 'Renegades', Trickies v Trefusis Arms 'Titans', St Rumons SC 'Robbers' v Robartes Arms, Lounge Bar v Redruth b/railway 'Puffers', Redruth b/railway 'Virgins' v Countryman 'Crusaders'.
REDRUTH SUMMER LEAGUE:
The registration evening for the forthcoming Redruth Summer Pool League will be held at the Redruth b/railway club at 7.30pm on Sunday April 27.
Team registration is £20 and players registrations of £1 per player.
Any new teams interested to play this season please contact the league secretary on (01209) 718545 or 07827910443.
The Redruth Summer Pool League will start on Wednesday May 14.
ADAMS BAGS DOUBLE HAT-TRICK FOR UNITED:
Porthleven 0 Redruth United 7
Redruth United striker Brett Adams has created a club record precedent scoring a double hat-trick six goals against Porthleven in the Combination league.
The excellent wing play of Jake Williams created two of the Adams goals and one for Joe Crossman.
Captain Ben Widdershoven, Ben Beesley and Crossman assisted for the other goals.
Adams got the final goal from the spot after Adam Johns was brought down in the box.
Making his first start since October due to injury and time on the bench Adams also had one goal disallowed and two shots hit the bar.
Redruth's defence were strong again with Scott Thomas and Jamie Cooper blending well and keeper Barry Wyatt not yet conceding a goal after his four games so far since his signing, helping the Reds to joint third in the table.
TEHIDY LADIES ON A HIGH:
The last fortnight has seen a great start to the golfing year for the ladies at Tehidy Park.
The first trophy competition took place on March 11 being the aptly named Sense of Humour.
This was won by Lin O'Keefe who received the handsome golfing pig trophy from Lady Captain Liz Plechowicz, with Shirley Clarke runner-up and Sharon Knuckey picking up third.
This was followed a week later by a coffee morning which as ever proved to be very popular and well supported with a generous donation from the proceeds being given to the Lady Captain's Charity – The Sunrise Appeal.
The winners of the betterball competition were Sheila Tellam and her guest Julia Waters from West Cornwall. Runners up were Eileen Goundry and her guest Gill Prodger also from West Cornwall with third place going to Margaret Richards and guest Jean Kindred of St Austell.
Following the recent success of the mens section the ladies were not to be outdone.
Their first league match was away at Trevose where the team returned with a 5&2 win.
The following day saw the re-arranged Mail on Sunday match at West Cornwall where again the ladies came away with a fabulous victory of 3&2 and progress to the next round.