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Truro & District Grassroots Sport September 19

By West Briton  |  Posted: September 19, 2013

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Goonhavern Res 1 Chacewater Res 4

Chacewater continued their unbeaten start to their Trelawny League Division Three season with a hard earned win at Goonhavern in midweek.

The first half was a tight affair, with Chacewater defending well when required against the wind. Dave Cilia had a couple of chances but was forced wide before he could get a clear shot on goal.Goonhavern gained the breakthrough on the stroke of half time when Marc Wilson broke through and scored with a right foot shot.

Chacewater brought on substitute Chris Shackley at half time and he almost immediately equalised with a shot into the corner of the net.

Ten minutes later, the same player ran through, chipped the ball over the advancing keeper and rolled the ball into the net.

With Chacewater now in full control,Shackley continued his good form with a further two goals.

On Saturday, Chacewater first team travel to Praze and the reserves host Madron (both 2.30pm).

Trispen 3 Frogpool-Cusgarne 2

Trispen were somewhat fortunate to come away with three points in this Trelawny Division 2 battle with local rivals Frogpool.

The first 20 minutes went by with little goalmouth action as a midfield battle ensued with possession often being squandered by both sides.

Eventually, things settled down and a Tom Halton cross found Mike Cruse six yards out who eventually scrambled the ball home at the third attempt whilst lying prone on the ground.

The Pens went into half time 1-0 to the good and were reminded of the usual clichés as keep it tight at the back only to be caught out by a speculative cross from the left wing which was inadvertently headed into his own net by captain Elliot Dodd.

With the skilful George Williams entering the fray at half time fresh from his aborted trip to New Zealand he was soon to provide a threat to the Frogpool defenders and gleefully rammed home from close range after Mike Cruse had stumbled whilst rounding the Frogpool's keeper Lee Booker.

This lead was again short lived as a long wind assisted punt forward from Booker led to a glancing header from defender Tom Wells straight into the path of Mark Taylor who finished with aplomb to make it 2-2.

With the clock winding down and minds drifting towards the thought of a hot shower and post match food Tom Bunt provided a defence-splitting pass to allow Williams to hold off a challenge and convert under the despairing dive of the keeper providing a winner with just 20 seconds left on the clock.

The new Trispen kit is sponsored by Vanilla Bar (Truro and Falmouth).



On Saturday Perranporth Ladies played the September EWGA medal. The winner of the competition will be presented with the Breakthrough Breastcare Brooch at the annual meeting.

In first place in Silver Division with a net 73 and winning the Breakthrough Breastcare Brooch was Jane Wragg. Second on countback with a net 74 was Ladies' captain, Jan Sargeant with Jenny Potter, also with a net 74, third.The best back nine in Silver Division was Jane Barrington. In 1st place in Bronze Division with a net 75 was Ruth Crossley and in second on countback with a net 76 was Julie Hamblen.Third, also with a net 76, was Christine Fogarty. The Best Back nine Bronze Division was won by Jacquie Lang.

A team of Perranporth ladies played a friendly against St Austell Golf Club. The format was 4 ball better ball. St Austell having had a last minute withdrawal were a player short. The matches were all hotly contested but Perranporth team came out on top with a 3.5 to 0.5.

The men's monthly medal at Perranporth Golf Club was won by Tim Griffin with a commendable net 70. The ten-handicapper had ten pars and a birdie in a round which also included a six on the par three 16th. Now back to single figures, Tim is enjoying a rich vein of form.

The lowest gross on the day went to Paul Matthews in second place with 76, net 71. Third was the improving Tom Benney with 86, net 72. Fourth and Fifth, separated on countback, were Mike Escott and Russ Withers. Both had net 73s on a day when the conditions were far from easy.


Nick Rowarth won Division 1 of the Men's September Stableford at Killiow, scoring 39 points, one ahead of second-placed, Pete Sinclair. Matt Berks was third with 35.

In Division 2, Robert Thomas was the winner with 38 points while, Keith Vallely was second with 37 and Mark Main third with 34.



Perran Tennis held its second Club Championships since they were revived last year.

Saturday saw the inclusion of a Boys' and Girls' U10s events. An extremely fortuitous break in the poor weekend weather allowed play on the grass courts of Perran Tennis.

The morning programme started with the Boys Under 10 round robin event.

This threw up some very closely contested matches between Matthew Walker, Archie Mallett, Ben Bradley and Byron Postle. Matthew and Ben progressed to an intriguing final, while Hollie Jennings and Zofia Cannon-Brookes contested the Girls final. In a war of attrition Ben overcame Matthew by four games to two. Hollie emerged successful in her event by five games to one.

Coach Steve Luck is looking to develop a girls' and boys' match squad for this age group commencing in October.

The Under 16's followed closely throwing up some great tennis in the Boys round-robin event.

Third placed Tom Meyers showed great improvement in his game since the start of the summer.

It was however, the usual suspects Oliver Walker and Harry Lampier who progressed through to the final which would be held following the adult competitions. Oliver, Harry, Tom, Will McRitchie, Amani and Naomi all stepped up to play in the adult events gaining great experience.

At 1pm the twenty four players of Perran Tennis took to the courts to contest the Ladies and Gentlemen's Singles competitions.

The 16 men were place into four groups and the eight ladies into two groups.

With some surprising results, notably Oliver Walker defeating James Betty and Harry Lampier taking Xavier Boland to a tie-break the men's quarter finalists were decided as were the ladies semi- finalists.

Results: Men's Quarter Finals Sancos Boland (holder) beat Will Duffin 5 games to 1; Steve Hawken beat Luke O'Dwyer 6 games to 0; Xavier Boland beat Oliver Walker 4 games to 2; ames Betty beat Chris Dennis 4 games to 2. Ladies' Semi-Final Results: Jacqui Hancock (holder) beat Linda Miners 3 games all (7.2 tie-break); Kate Coles beat Susan Hart 5 games to 1. Men's Semi Finals Results: Steve Hawken beat Sancos Boland 4 games to 2; James Betty beat Xavier Boland 4 games to 2. Under 16 Boys Final Result: Oliver Walker (holder) beat Harry Lampier 6 games to 4. Under 16 Girls Final Result: Amani Hart (holder) beat Naomi Hart 6 games all, 9-7 in the tie-break. Ladies Final Result: Jacqui Hancock beat Kate Coles 6 games all, 7.4 in the tie-break. Men's Final Result: James Betty beat Steve Hawken 6 games to 2.

With Jacqui, Amani and Oliver retaining their titles it was a new name on the men's cup – James Betty.

Hollie Jennings and Ben Bradley became first time holders of the new Under 10s titles.

Trophies were presented by Dave Pell – club chairman who was notably enthused by the entries and the overall enjoyment of the participants.

Perran Tennis continues its development showing a membership high of 179 members, increased participation in events and competitions.

The next event will be the end of season social to be held at the Seiners, tickets are available from Steve Luck on 07860 446209.



Perranporth Youth Cricket Club have enjoyed a successful season.

In his end of season report chairman Graham Gayton listed the club's achievements.

Successes included:

The newly set up www.PerranporthYouthCricket.co.uk' website has kept parents in touch with our fixtures and enabled Club clothing to be sold on line.

There has been an U11s team in the Duchy league and for the first time an U13s team who finished in 3rd place. A new U5s group began with just a handful of children, aimed at catching them young.

Winter nets continued throughout at the Cornwall Indoor Cricket Centre in 2012/13 for those wishing to improve their game.

Membership has been the best ever with nearly 100 members all paid up before the season began, thanks to the work of Priscilla Samuel our Membership Secretary

The U9s. coached by Jeremy Bradley have been involved in an Indoor Festival.

The Perranporth Primary Schools Festival was keenly contested, involving: Mithian, Perranporth, Goonhavern and the eventual winners St Agnes Primary School

He added: "As you can see it has been a busy Summer of Cricket made possible by the Coaches, adult support and our young players."

"Winter Net training starts on Monday October 30 for six weeks and again in February 2014. Application forms will be sent out to all current members aged 6 to 14 years of age. We do need adult helpers to run a net each alongside qualified coaches."

Gig rowing


Two men's crews from Devoran Gig Club made their way to Newquay on Saturday to take part in what turned out to be one of the most dramatic County Championships in recent years.

The drama started in the first round when the Devoran A crew were involved in an incident which saw their gig rudder become unseated close to the finish, resulting in a lack of directional control and a 'coming together' with the gig being raced by Porthleven. Despite that they crossed the line in a very creditable time and qualified for the second round.

The Devoran B crew rowed well in their heat but unfortunately were unable to reach the qualifying time to progress to the second round.

The second round was no less dramatic with one of the Devoran A Crew rowers losing an oar around the second mark.

Once again, the crew response was magnificent as the remaining five rowers produced a performance which saw them through to the subsequent round. The oar was rescued by the RNLI.

Both Devoran incidents were, however, overshadowed by a freak accident involving Cadgwith B crew which resulted in their gig overturning. To great relief all round, the rowers were quickly plucked unharmed from the sea by the safety boat and the RNLI recovered the partially submerged gig.

The resulting delay and gale strength winds forecast for Sunday's racing unfortunately meant that the Championships has been postponed until weekend 28th September when the crews will have to race all over again.

A truly memorable day of racing which has brought into sharp focus the challenge of coxing in close proximity to other boats, the power of the sea and the value of the safety boat and RNLI.

Youth football


Helston U15s 2 Truro Rangers U15s 1

After a midweek defeat at Probus, Truro Rangers made the trip to Helston to be confronted by a slick, controlled performance from the home team,

After just one minute, a defensive error allowed a Helston striker straight through the middle and a powerful strike left Truro keeper Ben Peters stranded.

A period of good defending by Truro followed, but a free header in the box allowed Helston to extend their lead from a well taken corner, again leaving the Truro keeper with no chance.

Truro seemed to be more in control in the latter stages of the first half, but suffered a blow when striker Elliot Edmondson limped off after 35 minutes and Truro hearts sank as the top scorer of last season left the field of play. Archie Hooper was the able replacement .

Jon Sidwell, the Truro coach, made wholesale changes to the Truro line-up at half time, with the two recognised wingers coming on, Saul Fairman on the right and George Underhill on the left.

The defence was strengthened with Mark Sampson and Truro die hard Alex Welford was sent up front.

The game took on a new complexion with Truro desperately trying to pull back the deficit and after some good pressure from Truro the re-instated Edmondson finished a good team effort from the visitors.

Truro now had the ascendancy and a great shot from Saul Fairman had the Helston keeper forced into a good save as the equaliser beckoned for Truro. Helston were worthy winners at 2-1, but Truro are finding their feet and might be the team to watch this year.



Unfortunately, Truro 2nd XV were unable to raise a front row for their scheduled fixture against Camborne Reserves last Saturday, writes Billy Hunter. This Saturday they are fixtured against St Agnes, with a 3pm kick off.

Truro Colts are in a state of limbo at the moment. Last year's U16 group have controversially migrated to Camborne RFC. This has left to a hard core of players remaining at the club. Training is continuing at a vigorous pace and will take place at the club on Tuesdays, from 6.30pm to 8pm. The sessions are being taken by former coaches, but the club is looking for a coach to head the squad. Contact the club if interested on 01872 274750.

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