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Rugby: Penryn back on track after return to action

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

HOLD TIGHT: Penryn skipper George Jones calls for support as he grapples for the ball in Saturday's 7-3 victory over Devonport Services. See page 78. Toby Weller.

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PENRYN Rugby Club are looking for a strong finish to their injury-hit season as they finally got back to playing on Saturday after four weeks without a game.

The Borough edged out visiting Devonport Services 7-3 (match report page 78) at the Memorial Ground in Western Counties West to move above their visitors into seventh.

And with still nine games left to play in the league, as well as a Cornwall Cup semi-final against Camborne, there is still plenty to play for in the closing weeks of the season.

This Saturday, they travel to second from bottom club Bude and will be aiming to complete the double over the North Cornwall side who they beat 41-18 earlier in the season.

But coach Paul Trevaskis admitted the club had no great ambition to go up to Tribute South West One West.

He said: "We have done that, been up and down. But we want to finish as high as we can.

"We have some good youngsters coming through and we have had a good season.

"We had a lot of injuries before Christmas and with all the bad weather the season has sort of petered out.

"You could see we were ring rusty and turned over a lot of ball. We have been training well, but you can't beat playing. It has been the same for all clubs."

Trevaskis admitted his side squandered a lot of scoring opportunities against Services to put the game out of sight and avoid a nervous finale as the visitors looked to snatch what would have been an undeserved win.

"We had chances in the first half and a lot of territory in the second which was a bit of a damp squib. You could see we hadn't played for a while."

Falmouth are in Cornwall & Devon League action at Pirates Amateurs on Saturday, after last Saturday's original fixture was postponed.

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