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Falmouth and Penryn Grassroots sport Oct 25

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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Women's rugby


Penryn 15 North Tawton 12

Penryn made it two wins out of two in Women's NC South West South 2, as they overcame their closest rivals and league leaders on Sunday in their first home match of the season. They now trail the Devon side by three points, with a game in hand.

Penryn took the game to the visitors from the start with their forwards dominating they finally got their reward with a try by Ami Hays and the full-back then added a second touchdown.

But the leaders came back before half-time with a try of their own to leave Penryn just 10-5 up the interval.

And after the break North Tawton took the lead with a converted try. Penryn though were not to be denied and pummelled the visitors' line.

Time and time again it looked like the home forwards were about to power over the line, but were smashed back.

North Tawton however, soon began to panic and gave away penalty after penalty five metres from the try line and after a high tackle, the referee awarded a penalty try to clinch a brilliant win for Penryn Ladies. Any one interested in joining the fast growing game of women's rugby can contact Jess Howell at jess.howell@btinternet.com or find more about the club on Facebook at Penryn Women's Rugby WRFC.

Penryn: Nic Twining (captain), Zeta Bailey, Franky "Frank Dog", Caroline Penrose, Anna Penrose, Kayleigh Callaway, Charlotte Fredrikson, Charlotte Wilson; Rosa Macpherson, Janie Curnow; Lizzie Scammell, Sarah Stovell, Katie Pascoe, Dani Small; Amy Hays.



Budock Vean Golf Club, which has one of the smallest memberships in Cornwall, were celebrating at the weekend as their Cornwall Bowl team took out Launceston, one of the biggest clubs in the Duchy, by three matches to two at Porthpean in a tense encounter.

Vean's top pairing Dennis McQuillan and David Houldsworth, who had done so well together in the National Daily Mail foursomes knockout, again combined superbly to register a fine 3 &1 win to earn Vean a valuable point.

Earlier Launceston's Mander and Ryan had won by seven and six with an overwhelming performance.

The Helford River club were not fazed however and the new combination of David Penrose and Kevin Bate, making his debut, came up trumps for Vean with a well deserved 5&3 win. Launceston levelled the match overall when Penhorwood and Bickle won by two and one having been five up at one point.

All eyes were now on the final match where Mike O'Hara and Keith Whitbread found themselves two down after two holes.

They clawed back to level before falling two behind again before they found their true form by winning five holes on the trot with some inspired golf.

Mike crucially chipped in from off the green at the 15th before the pair secured victory at the par three 16th by three and two.

Budock Vean now play Lanhydrock on the weekend of November 10/11 at a venue to be announced.

Having fallen to the weather yet again, this Sunday is the David Sulley Charity Cups. Played as a fourball betterball in any mix with three categories. Best men's, ladies and best mixed in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Macmillan Appeal. The presentation is at 6pm

On Wednesday the Ladies held their Flag Day in aid of the Ladies' Captain's Glenys Bateson's Macmillan Cancer Charity fund.

Maureen Salome won by carrying it to the 19th hole which was just enough to pip Sue Parsons who carried it to the 18th.


Sponsored again by Cornish Aluminium Windows the first round of the Cornish Bowl got under way with Falmouth taking on St Austell at Truro on Saturday.

And the match could not have been much closer, with two matches going up the 19th hole, as eventual 3-2 winners St Austell held their nerve in a match that had support worthy of a final.

Etiquette, as always the winner in golf, was the call of the day with both captains being called upon for various rulings, it was that close. Huge thanks to Truro Golf Club for providing a golf course, a catering service, fantastic weather and a welcome, second to none.

Back at Falmouth the first in a series of Christmas Stableford draws got under way with 85 competitors teeing off on a gorgeous Autumn day.

Clive Ahrens set the ball rolling with a hole in one on the 11th, his second of the year.

His 36 points though were not enough in this field though, two low handicappers, Paul Collins (4) and Neil Dickinson (7) had their dual in the sun playing together they both recorded 39pts, for second and third places, Neil winning on countback.

However, first place went tt Paul Hopkins with 42pts and a new handicap of 25 for his efforts.


Ladies' captains from around Cornwall gathered at Porthpean Golf Club for their annual meeting.

Although the weather was dreadful, the results from the past and present ladies captains of Falmouth Golf Club was sparkling.

Jane Barrington and Liz Shone won the competition overall with 37 points, with Rose Bailey, Jane Wooldridge, Kath Wells, Sue Short, Ella Richards and Debi Hunt also all coming in the prizes.

To top what was an extremely successful day for the club, Sue Short had a hole in one.

Youth rugby


Penryn RFC U8s have just taken charge of a brand new set of match shirts thanks to the support of three local businesses.

Lewis Haughton Wills, Ignition Credit and Richard Burton Window Repairs have joined forces and provided the team with top quality Samurai shirts supplied through MC Sports.

Some say "If you look the part and feel the part you will play the part" and this certainly bore some truth as in the first outing in the kit Penryn beat Redruth quite comfortably.

In the current financial climate all sports clubs are heavily reliant on kind donations and sponsorship, and all those involved with Penryn's U8s would like to thank these sponsors for their generous support.

Perranporth U10s 10 Falmouth U10s 30

Boosted by a good pre-match work out Falmouth got off to a great start at Perranporth on Sunday morning.

Just three minutes into the game, Josh Collins touched down for the first try of the game but soon levelled the score at 5-5.

Falmouth came back with a try by Mathew and then some spectacular tackling by the young visitors prevented Perranporth getting ahead. Brent Anderson, Jack King, Ali Tuttiett and Ralf Neal were at the brunt of many of these tackles and rucks which eventually put the ball back in Josh Collins' hands, and with pressure to pass the ball ignored, he fought through and made for the touch line for his second try.

Aiden Carter scored the next Falmouth try, with man of the match Josh Collins then getting his third try.

Credit must go to Perranporth, who did not give up under Falmouth's pressure and managed to break through and score a well-earned second try.

Team work was certainly the feature of the final half with some great passing and runs by the Falmouth lads, ending with Will smashing in a final try to end the game.

Falmouth: tries: Josh (3), Mathew, Aiden and Will.

Team: Jack, Hugo, Josh, Brent, Will, Ralf, Aiden, Joel, Sam, Ollie, Ali, Mathew and Sean.

Man of the Match: Josh



Restronguet SC sailors enjoyed two great races in the Frostbite series on Sunday.

The first was windy, with spectacular scenes in the Asymetric class, with the RS 800 skiffs twin trapeezing with spinnakers at high speeds. The hero of the day was Wayne Barnicoat on the rescue boat, helping out capsized juniors in their very first race.

The wind dropped and the sun came out for the second race, making it a more tactical affair with wind shifts to cope with. 11 Lasers enjoyed the close racing.


Seven Mirrors started race one, the Shepherds leading from the start to win with Rebecca/Harvey second and close result between Small Fry and Floyd. Jack & Sam (first time in a mirror) then Martin/Lewis. Jazz Laity & Chloe capsized (their very first race) and went ashore to recover with a hot chocolate.

Race two had a lower turn out with the fresh breeze taking its toll on the newer/younger sailors. Rebecca/Harvey made the best start with Martin/Lewis close behind. The Shepherds were caught out on the start, but came through into second, Rebecca/Harvey second, then the Bowdler sisters from Looe and Martin/Lewis. Lewis for helmed his first two races.


A low turnout, but high quality, with James/Europe giving his dad three attempts (capsizes) to pass, but none taken. The order in both races was Europe then GP14, which we understand is still undergoing sea trials, but clearly those guys will be fast.


Seven Fireflies took to the water for Sunday racing in varied conditions, breezy and exciting in race one and variable and nail-biting in race two. The battle for top spot in race one went to the wire, Phil & Jilly Slater (2747, Vindaloo) clinching a narrow win over Dave Sincock & Betty Wheeler (3550, Water Spider) with Geoff Hall and Hayley Goacher in a deserving third place.

In race two, the fleet remained in close order around the first lap with Vindaloo leading the pack again ahead of Water Spider. The Slaters broke clear as the wind faded, shifted and filled again with some changing of places in the chasing pack. Eventually, the fleet was led home by the same boats filling the first three places

Dinghy Racing


Phil Philpott and Carrie Hoskins' favourite easterly wind and north easterly course favoured their last race on the Helford this season.

A busy adult and junior boat clearance day and powerboat training slightly and gratefully delayed the start during soft warm rain on Sunday. Strong winds earlier in the week had left a harvest of seaweed and broken boughs about which racers picked their way through the narrows and on to the course proper.

Keen to christen a crisp new mainsail on the penultimate race of the season Brooks was thrilled to find himself in the lead at the first of two laps on the Bosahan Toll Trebah triangle.

Risking a calmer passage by the shore from Bosahan to Ponsence cove seemed to pay off as Phil blasted past Brooks on a reach at Toll where Church and Flunder in safety stood by the remaining 6" of mussel encrusted buoy. That left Phil a couple of celebratory laps to Brooks' one on the Voose Central Trebah finishing triangle.

Results: 1st in Class: Phil Philpott RS400 Stephen Brooks Laser.

Thinking of dinghy racing next season, take a look at helfordriversc.co.uk or call 01326 231006.

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