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Truro & District Grassroots sport Oct 25

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

  • Perranpoth Surf Life Saving Club have celebrated a great season. The youth team has been building in numbers and ability for the last three years and this summer at Cornish and National Events have gained many medals and personal bests. The Youth Team consists of members aged from 12 to 19 years, all who have committed to training and more have entered into competitions this year. They were all in great spirits at the end of season presentation evening at the Seiners Hotel, Perranporth where they were also presented with a donation towards their new club kit by Mr Williams of Penvale Cattery, Perranwell Station. The team are all extremely grateful and would like to express their thanks to Mr Williams. For more information about the club and new member enquiries contact youth team manager Dave Townsend 07791 759723 or email: dave.townsend@perranporthslsc.org.uk

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St Agnes 36 Helston 12

Boosted by the inclusion of England World Cup winner Josh Lewsey, St Agnes got back to winning ways with this comprehensive Tribute Cornwall 1 victory over Helston on Saturday.

But it was the visitors who scored first after five minutes with a catch and drive, touched down by Craig Saunders.

For St Agnes Matt Sargeant replied with an opportunistic try almost from the restart with a conversion by Scott Martin.

The closest St Agnes came to adding to their tally was a barn-storming 50 metre run down the right flank by man of the match Ciaran Barry, who beat five tacklers before just failing to find lock Sam Sargeant with an inside pass five metres from the line.

Both sides were committed to expansive, 15-man rugby, but handling errors limited the score to 7-5 at half time.

With the breeze and slope in their favour, St Agnes cranked up a gear straight from the re-start with No.8 Stu Alldridge dotting down under the posts for Martin to add the extras.

Martin then added a well struck penalty, but missed converting a try by Ben Sowden after great work by Lewsey and James Watson.

Further tries by Matt Sergant and Ciaran Barry, one converted by Martin and the other by replacement stand -off Jamie Watkins, completed the scoring for the home side, while Dan Roberts scored Helston's final try, extras from full-back Calvin Warwick.

Popular and talented home No.15 Dermot Dalton was playing his last game for the club to take up a new appointment in Devon.

He goes with the club's very best wishes.

St Agnes make the short trip to Perranporth this Saturday for the first north coast derby of the season.

Gig rowing


As the 2012 gig rowing season drew to a close, Devoran Pilot Gig Club voted in new committee members last week following one of the Club's best ever seasons on the water.

The previous Sunday had seen the final event of a memorable season for Devoran rowers rounded off in fine style as the mixed crew emerged victorious in the annual Two Castles competition.

Twenty four crews made the dash from Pendennis to St Mawes in surprisingly clement weather conditions.

The crew of three men and three women from Devoran crossed the line in fifth place overall and first place in the mixed crew competition. The trophy has taken pride of place in the Old Quay Inn, Devoran.

Stuart Mountford, who took over as club chairman from Dan Williams this week, is looking forward to maintaining the momentum into 2013.

He said: "I am really very excited about the next year for the DPGC and our new committee members will try to carry on the excellent work done by Dan and his committee this year."

In addition to the competitive aspect of the club there is also a thriving social and sailing element and further rowing adventures are planned in 2013 to add to this year's trips to London, France and Ireland and those in previous years to Venice and the Caledonian Canal in Scotland.

The newest members of the Devoran Pilot Gig Club committee are: Chairman Stuart Mountford, Men's Capt Tony Clarke, Ladies Captain Ellie May Truscott, Rowing Secretary Nicky Bone, Veterans Captain Julie Heywood, Bosun Lewis Meyer & Ross Henderson, Membership Secretary Steph Gardner.

If you are interested in joining Devoran Pilot Gig Club, either competitively or socially, and would like further information, go to our web site www.devorangigclub.co.uk or follow us on facebook or twitter @devorangigclub.



Lizard Argyle 4 Chacewater 2

Taking a much changed team to the Lizard for this League Cup tie after losing at home to the same team in the Junior Cup last week, a tough match was expected but the team performance was outstanding.

Lizard were awarded a first minute penalty but Chacewater had one of their own soon after which was scored by Chris Shackley. Late stand-in keeper Les Jane, who had a good match, was beaten by a long range shot with the sun in his eyes.

Shackley equalised again early in the second half and Chacewater took the game to their hosts. Another two penalties, however, were awarded to the home team to give them a rather flattering result.

Chacewater host Perranporth on Saturday in a league encounter (2.30pm).

Chacewater Res 4 Troon Res 3

Going two goals behind in the early stages was a big wake up call to the reserves and they hit back strongly.

Matt Davis struck a fierce free-kick for the first goal then equalised with a header. Damian Harrison also struck with two poachers goals to put Chacewater 4-2 up at the break.

The second half performance from Chacewater did not match that of the first half, however, and Troon were on top for long periods but the defence held strong to concede only one goal.

The reserves travel to Wendron United on Saturday (2.30pm).

Storm 1 St Erme 9

The Saints progressed through to the Barker Bowl quarter-final with an emphatic victory at Storm.

Veteran striker Mark Rapsey was in scintillating form, scoring seven goals taking his tally to 16 in just five games this season.

But it was the hosts who made the early running and keeper Denis Fallowfield made two fine saves before Rapsey took over scoring four goals in a 16-minute spell.

Elliott Jolly also headed home to give the visitors a 5-0 interval lead.

Captain Ian McDonnell scored from the penalty spot and Rapsey went on to score three more in the second half.

The pick of his goals were a spectacular 30 yard free kick into the top corner and a rasping volley from the edge of the area, which was set up by the equally outstanding Tony Penrose who had a hand in five of his team's goals.

Youth football


Truro City Devils U12s 9 Probus Hawks 0

Truro City Devils U12s made it three convincing wins on the trot at the start of their new season on Sunday, beating Probus Hawks 9-0 and making it 22 goals scored and only one conceded so far.

Truro got off to the perfect start when Ollie Forbes opened the scoring by chipping the keeper from the edge of the box after only two minutes. Centre half James Evans crashed in the second soon after.

It was then one way traffic for the rest of the half with Truro Devils going in 7-0 up with the other goals coming from Finn Robinson, Thomas Fisher and a Will Dale hat-trick.

In the second half, Probus tightened up at the back and made it difficult for the Devils to find their goal scoring form of the first half.

Finn Robinson headed his second to make it 8-0 midway through the half and the ninth goal came when Thomas Fisher volleyed home from the edge of the box for his second of the game.

Penzance U16 Girls 4 Grasshoppers U16s Girls 10

The Grasshoppers' first game of the season was worth waiting for.

The Truro side quickly moved into a 2-0 lead with two spectacular goals from Jasmine Liptrott, but Penzance hit back to level at 2-2.

Newly-selected keeper Sophie Miners had to make several crucial saves to keep the visitors on level terms. The Grasshoppers' started to get back on track and scored eight more goals. A special mention to Katie McKillop who was relentless in her chasing down of the ball.

Grasshoppers (goals in brackets): Sophie Miners (gk), Lucy Walters ©, Lennon Lewis, Beth Ackerley, Yasmin Walters (1), Katie McKillop (1), Rosie Tudball (1), Gemma Easom (1), Amy Peachy (3) and Jasmine Liptrott (3).

Grasshoppers U14s girls 4 Newquay Ladies' U14s 1

Sunday saw a great game in the first round of the League Cup.

Newquay took the lead which they held until half time. After the break the Grasshoppers came out a different squad. Striker Emily Greet scored a hat-trick, including an unstoppable, 25-yard drive.

Harriot Lee closed the game with an excellent finish. Players of the match: awarded jointly to Natalie & Mollie.

Threemilestone Tigers U13 0 Helston Eagles 6

The first half was well contested with both sides playing nice football. Tommy Gerry, in the home defence had a great half, but Helston took a 1-0 lead into the interval. The Tigers pushed for an an equaliser after the break but t he Helston keeper pulled off some good saves and it wasn't long before Helston extended their lead .

Tigers' players' heads never dropped, but Helston stepped up the pace and found gaps in the their defence scoring another four more before the final whistle.

Men of the match: Taig Stevens and Tom Mitchell who never stopped battling and running trying to get the Tigers back in the game.



Summer arrived at Perranporth Golf Club for new ladies' captain Jan Sargeant's drive-in. It raised £50.50 for Jan's charity Bosom Buddies.

A team competition was played, the format of the which being the first six holes Greensomes; the next six holes Foursomes, and individual Stableford with both scores counting for the last six holes. In first place, and winning the Clarinda Letcher Trophy were Lauren Hulston and Jacquie Lang with 51 points; in second place were Vera Eade and Jane Barrington with 49 points, and in third place were Jane Rowse and Christine Fogarty with 47 points.


Tim Griffen and Nick Winfield were clear winners of the men's Winter League at Perranporth on Saturday with 46 Stableford points.

They finished two clear of Gareth Evans and Dave Thomas, who pipped Paul Matthews and Phil Armstrong on countback. J Davidson and David Dungate were fourth, also on 44, one ahead of CV Eade and Alistair Chivers and sixth-placed Simon Pearce and Phil Gold. Some 80 golfers took part and there were nine twos, winning nine balls apiece.


The first round of the men's Winter League took place at Truro on Sunday morning.

Results: 1 Les Prigg 40pts; Chris Eddy 39pts; 3 Terry Goodman 38pts.

Other result: Seniors' Pewter pot: 1 Clive Harvey 39pts; 2 Allan Hayhurst 38pts; 3 Les Prigg 36pts.



Truro Taekwondo Academy has teamed up with Cornwall Sports Partnership and the National Lottery to deliver the third course of Cornwall's Sportivate Taekwondo Programme.

Taekwondo beginners aged 14 to 25 are invited to join Truro Taekwondo Academy's classes at Truro College's Gannel Building (Cornwall Cricket Centre) on Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 6pm.

Over the six-week course, students will learn to perform Taekwondo's kicks, including its famous jumping kicks plus the various hand attacks and strikes. The programme also includes street wise self-defence and sparring techniques and works to improve overall fitness, flexibility, stamina and confidence.

The full package gives eight weeks of free Taekwondo training in the Truro and Camborne Taekwondo Academies, plus a free licence and free first grading, valued at around £100.

Sportivate beginners can also bring family and friends outside of the 14 to 25-year-old age range and they will also be entitled to eight weeks of free Taekwondo training.

Spaces are limited so please contact Chief Instructor Liam Broderick on 07855 734984 or email instructor@truro-taekwondo.com to secure a place. Alternatively, visit www.truro-taekwondo.com for further information.

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