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Helston and The Lizard Grassroots Sport December 13

By West Briton  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

  • Helston's Bobby Conroy kicks for touch before Alan Saunders of St Agnes can make a block.

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Helston 15 St Agnes 22

With the weather finally giving all sides in Tribute Cornwall One a break Helston entertained a strong and well organised St Agnes outfit who were looking to consolidate their position in the top half of the league.

However, Helston fancied their chances and were able to welcome back their two Fijian players Tubu and Kava, along with centre Lee Hunter from service away with the Royal Navy.

The early exchanges were cagey and a number of critical mistakes around the breakdowns gave the visitors the chance to land three penalties before full back Calvin Warwick was able to reply with one of his own to make the half time score 9-3 in favour of St Agnes.

The second half was opened with a fantastic piece of individual flair by Warwick as he chipped over the defence, chasing his own kick and scoring near the posts.

He was able to add the extras to give the home side a 10-9 lead. St Agnes roared back up field and after a period of sustained pressure eventually scored from a driving maul.

Helston then stretched the visitors' defence wide and second row Matt Nicholls popped up for an unconverted try to narrow the score to 16-15 with 10 minutes to go.

Yet again Helston were made to pay for their indiscipline around the breakdown and St Agnes added another two penalties to make the final score 22-15 in favour of the visitors.

Helston hope to bounce back to winning ways as they travel to St Just on Saturday for the next round of league fixtures.

Helston's next home game will be the re-arranged fixture against Perranporth on December 22 with the quarter final of the Cornwall Clubs Cup being away to St Agnes on December 29.

Helston will host their annual Past XV v Present XV as the traditional Boxing Day event with a 11am kick-off.



David Phillips won the Men's Stableford at Praa Sands on Sunday with 43 points. David Prowse was second with 42, Dave Miners third with 40 and Nigel Waters fourth with 39 on countback from Rob Gall.

Gail Hatch, Lily Hiscott, Di Lyons & Judy Thomas won the Ladies' Texas Scramble on Saturday with 60 net. Jackie Quick, Chris Tonkin & Barbara Wilkins were second with 34 on countback from Linda Dunford, Anne Griffiths & Wendy Keys.

Judy Thomas won the Ladies' Wednesday Stableford with 19 points. Linda Gale was second with 15 and Anne Griffiths third with 13.

Next week the Ladies play a Stableford (Bring & Win) on Saturday and the men play for their Monthly Medal on Sunday.

Next week there is a weekly Stableford (for all playing members); the Ladies play a 9-hole Stableford on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.



Frogpool & Cusgarne 1 RNAS Culdrose Reserves 4

Culdrose progressed into the quarter finals of the West section of the Cornwall Junior Cup after a gritty display against a determined Frogpool team.

The first 30 minutes were a battle in midfield before Culdrose took the lead with a good finish by Paul Simmons. However, they couldn't hang on to the lead as Frogpool equalised from a corner just before half time.

The second half was a different affair with the Airmen taking control and scoring through Stephen Reeves, Steve Homer and Adam McMillan after a great cross from Zac Porter to progress and gain revenge for a disappointing loss the week before against the same opposition.

Youth football


Rosudgeon U12s 0 Culdrose Phantoms U12s 0

Culdrose Phantoms went to Rosudgeon with only eight players available from a possible 12, therefore starting with a player disadvantage.

This didn't seem to bother them as they went on the attack immediately from the kick off with James Dark going close.

The Phantoms had a series of corners in succession but could not find the touch needed as Rosudgeon defended excellently and began to grow into the half playing some good football however, the first half ended goalless.

The second half was an equally even affair with Culdrose defending well against the counter-attacking football played by the home side.

The Phantoms looked increasingly likely to score as the half went on and when Max Winterton headed home from close range in the final couple of minutes it looked as if they had finally broken the deadlock. It was not to be with the goal being disallowed for pushing.

Culdrose Phantoms MoM: Max Winterton.



Lizard FC A continue to lead Division One of the West Cornwall Winter Pool League after inflicting defeat on defending champions, Wendron CC for the third time this season. Paul Williams, Steve Green, Ben Evans and Ben Charity all won their singles for the Lizard.

Helston RBL A had a 7-2 victory over the Coach & Horses and are in second spot with a game in hand on the leaders while the Rodney Inn A team had a tremendous 8-1 win over high flying Godolphin Club F.

Helston FC A are showing much better form following up last week's 7-2 win with an 8-1 victory over the Atlantic Inn A team and the Bell Inn edged out Helston RBL D 5-4.

Helston FC C continue to dominate Division Two as they defeated Paris A 7-2 last week and they are now the only undefeated team in the league.

Three Tuns trailed 4-1 against Godolphin Club D but a tremendous comeback helped them to a 5-4 win and they stay in the hunt near the top.

Wins from Reg Pritchard, Matt Stephens, Shaun Carter and Neil Oliver helped Helston RBL B to a 5-4 win over Rileys A.

Black Swan A had the result of the week with a 9-0 whitwash against Godolphin Club A and they leap frog the other teams into second spot and Helston RFC B had a close game in beating Godolphin Club. B 5-4.

Division Three leaders, Mullion FC were having a tough game against Helston RBL E as they shared the singles games 3-3 but they won all three doubles to win 6-3 .

Lizard FC B found themselves 4-2 down to the Cowshed Bar but came back well to win 5-4 and wins from Sarah Tresidder, Dave Miller, John Fincham and Ron Poore helped Breage SC beat neighbours Queens Arms by the same score.

Lion and Lamb kept their good run going with a 6-3 win against Mounts Bay B.

The Five Pilchards continue to lead Division Four after a 7-2 win against Seven Stars but the Rodney didn't let them get too far ahead as they defeated Red Lion A by the same score.

Wins from Arthur Bowyer, Rich Trewern, Dan Jeffers and Anthony Penrose helped Queens Arms A to a 5-4 win over Red Lion B and the Wheel Inn won their last two doubles to edge out Atlantic Inn B 5-4.

All competitions will now start in the new year. The schedule will appear on the website next week and draws will come out in December.



STR Clinton moved further ahead this week in division one of the Mining League with a solid 5-0 away win over Illogan HI C, writes Terry Kempe.

Kieran Lynch made a 34 break in his frame for Illogan but still lost the frame. Illogan HI A only managed to win 3-2 at home to Penponds. Chris Isaacs (27) beat Cornie Piredda after Cornie made a 32 break early in the frame.

Dave Trembath made a good 45 break to defeat yours truly and part-timer Dave Martin played very well to inflict the first defeat of the season on the little Welshman Alan Hurley. Brendan Isaacs beat Keith Hosking and Nick Mutter made a 43 break to defeat Stuart Lugg. Godolphin Club won 4-1 at home to Illogan HI B, Jason Simmons was Illogan's only winner in defeating JP Williams.

Jason Grigor made a 38 break and Chris Timmins a 41 break. Playing Place won 3-2 at home to Breage. Martin Bawden (Place) made a good 48 break missing the black off the spot with the reds very well set against Roy Good.

Phil Davey beat Pete Williams and Jonathan Crowle playing a rare first division match beat John Pawlyn. Ryan Gilbert beat Chris Basset and Justin Nurse beat Roger Golley for Breage's only two points of the night.

Redruth Rail B went down 3-2 at home to St Day who have now won their last four matches. John Dunn (St Day) made the highest break of the week with a good 49 break against Darren Davey.

Aiden Johns beat Dan Spry on the black and Carl Boundy also won for St Day. Darren Murrish and Jeff Goldsworthy both won for Rail with Jeff making a 40 break in his frame. St Rumons won 3-2 at home to Lanner.

Jamie Read (Rumons) kept up his unbeaten record so far with a 40 break against S Taylor winning the frame 109-1.

Carl Mitchell and Gary Marshall were the other winners for Rumons. Graham Vercoe made a 37 break in his frame for Lanner and Wayne Nicholls was their other winner.


The battle of the top two sides saw Penponds come out on top 3-2 against Illogan HI.

Kevin Gill, Craig Thomas and Steve Fisher were the winners for Penponds.

Chris Mcavoy and Chris Isaacs replied for Illogan. Perranporth GC had a good 4-1 home win over Radnor. Jon Barber (22) was Radnor's only winner.

Park Bottom lost 3-2 at home to St Day A. Peter Simmons, Keith Manley and Bobby Stephens were St Day's winners. Jason Opie and R Roskilly were the winners for Park Bottom.

In the Con Club derby, the B side came out on top with a 3-2 win. Damien Trease, John Buddle and David Harrington were the winners for the B side.

A Gay and Steve Lovelock replied for the A side. Mark Williams played last against David Harrington and went for a double on the pink to win but hit it way too hard and David potted it and won the match for the B side.

St Day B had a very good 4-1 home win against Four Lanes. Peter Dower was Four Lanes's only winner beating Ross Matthews 52-50! Aiden and Mike Johns, Micheal Lugg and Brian Davey were the winners for St Day.

Porthleven won 3-2 at home to Playing Place. D Johns, J Uren and Dean Williams were the winners for Potrhleven. M Jenkins and M Lawry were the winners for Place.


Godolphin Cross won 4-1 away to Radnor. J Scanlan beat A Paul on the black for Radnor's only point of the night. Four Lanes won 4-1 at home to Hideaway Bar.

ich Vicary was Hideaway Bar's only winner. Illogan HI won 3-2 at home to Stithians A.

S Gardner, Jason Banks and veteran Peter Chegwidden were the winners for Illogan, while Glynn Furnival and Rob Buckingham replied for Stithians.

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