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Cornishman sports round-up (2): November 15

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

  • Hockey: Penzance men's first team, pictured before Saturday's 3-1 home victory over Plymouth Marjon at the Astropark. Back row from left, Trevor Chapel, Richard Uren, Jeff Carvelly, David Barlow, Martin Prodger, Ryan Eddy, Tony Jode (coach). Middle: Kieran Bowden, Peter Leaper, Matthew Collins, Josh Stevens, Henry Westenra, Alex Westren and Will Collins (front). Pictures by CIoSP.

  • Penzance's Alex Westren looks for support in Saturday's 3-1 home win over Plymouth Marjon.

  • Penzance's Matt Collins goes on the attack.

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Penzance 3, Plymouth Marjon 1

With previous leaders OPMs not in action, Penzance took over at the top of the table on Saturday after a comfortable home victory over the students from Plymouth.

The hosts made a flying start, pushing the opposition back and taking an early lead through Kieran Bowden, who slotted the ball home at the far post from a well worked move down the right.

With sustained pressure it was only a matter of time before the second goal came from a trademark Ryan Eddy strike. And the home side should have put the game to bed only for a breakaway late in the half saw the visitors pull one back with a fortuitous strike.

The second half did not follow the same path as the first as complacency set in among the home side, allowing the visitors to gain confidence.

But any fears were finally put to bed with 10 minutes to go when Matt Collins flew down the right hand side and fired the ball across the goal for Henry Westenra to tap in at the far post to round off the scoring.

Penzance are at home again this Saturday with a big local derby against Truro (2.30pm).

Fixtures and results page 78.


Truro 2, Penzance Ladies 1sts 3

Penzance travelled to local rivals Truro in the hope of a much needed victory and it was evident from the start that they faced a battle.

The home team, as expected, applied immediate pressure on the Penzance defence and it paid off when Truro gained an early lead. Penzance stuck with their game plan and a well worked ball from defenders Sarah Thomas and Kelly Thomas found a long ball to Morwenna Harris who dribbled the ball past several defenders and executed a fine shot to level the scores at half-time.

The second half saw Penzance with the majority of possession gaining a succession of penalty corners and from one of these Candice Britten found the Truro backboard with a fine strike.

This gave Penzance a much needed lift and led to another goal from a fine run down the wing by Jovita, working the backline and ended with a save from the Truro keeper only to fall nicely to Britten who slotted the ball home.

Truro managed to pull a goal back but the determination of Penzance enabled them to hold on.



Penzance Netball Club have made a promising start to their season. With Penzance 1 yet to play their first game, the remaining four teams have certainly put their stamp on the division.

Penzance seconds travelled to Liskeard Tigers on Friday night. The first quarter went Penzance's way ending up 8-4. The second continued with Penzance firmly into their stride with fantastic attacking play and tireless defence. The third quarter saw Liskeard come out fighting and brought the score to 29-22. The last quarter Penzance pulled away and showed there fitness and determination with a win of 42-30, their second victory of the season.

Penzance: Amy Burton (captain), Stacey Gilbert, Deb Freeman, Shelley Warren, Beth larter, Morwenna Harris, Trudy Hayman and Sally Roberts.

Penzance 5 had a cracking game against St Agnes's fifth team. Having it being their first match of the season with all players present they got off to a sticky start, losing the first quarter 7-6.

They changed around the positions and this made a huge difference, winning the next quarter 13-11.

As Penzance continued to make progress at the end of the third quarter the score was 18-14, and despite the energy levels dropping ran out 24-21 winners.

Anyone who would like to come and try or return to netball can contact Penny for details on 07878 039818.

Penzance: Teresa Christopher, Hannah Goodyear, Claire Marshall, Lizzie Thacker, Emma Rowe, Cathy and Bridget Hichens (captain).

Youth rugby


Pirates U14s 53, Newquay 7

Before kick-off a respectful minute's silence was impeccably observed on a sunny Remembrance Sunday morning at Humphry Davy School.

This game culminated in another high-scoring victory for the home team, though it flattered at times.

Tries: Eddie (3), Callum (3), Ryan, Connor, Drew; cons: Connor (2), Tyler (2).

Newquay 31, Pirates U13s 5

Inspired but tired, after a number of players had taken a school trip to the England versus Fiji game at Twickenham, the Pirates shipped most of the points in the first half.

Despite missing key players, a try from Shea Cornish, and good work from man-of-the-match Jordan Price, stepping into the No, 8 slot, meant the second half was a little more even.

Hopefully a full squad and some rest will see a rejuvenated performance this week.

Newquay 40, Pirates U12s 0

The Pirates started the match sluggishly, perhaps some players still feeling the effects of a long trip to Twickenham the day before, and were soon behind to a much improved Newquay team.

Despite the best efforts of Leo Guy, commendably playing after being injured at a school tournament on Friday, the Pirates could not get on the scoresheet in the second half and leaked a further three tries.

Pirates U12s: Joe, Josh, Feock, Will T, Jacob, Ali, Jamie, Morgan, Zelah, Mawgan(c), Henry, Declan, Leo, Archy, Will S, Andrew, Matthew, Harrison.

Newquay 21, Pirates U11s 7

After a scoreless first half, Newquay opened the scoring with a converted try, and soon ran the ball the length of the field for their second, again converted.

But the Pirates were deservedly rewarded with a try of their own, scored by Toby Osborne. Archie Pascoe landed the conversion.

The Hornets did well to keep the spirited Pirates out, and then confirmed their victory with a third converted try to win a close and hard-fought battle.

Pirates U11s: Legg, Harvey, Tustin, Osborne, Williams, Durrant, Eddy (c), Wragg, Grey-Williams, Kearey, Adams, Pascoe, Johnson, Morice, Rogers.

Scorers: Try: Osborne; con: Pascoe.

Newquay 55, Pirates U10s 40

With both teams having enough players for two sides, it was decided to play this game over four quarters.

Harry Rogers had a good game and shared the man-of-the-match award with Charlie Nicholls.

Pirates U10s: T Berryman, F Nowell, H Beckerleg, J Prowse, C Buckland, J Tonkin, J Scates-Veale, H Rogers, K McDonaugh, C Nicholls, A Barrett, E Bailey, L Caldwell, K Harris, W Roberts, J Collard, P Pocock.

Tries: Try scorers: Barrett (3), Prowse (2), Nowell (2), Nicholls.

Newquay 80, Pirates U9s 105

Both teams had more than enough numbers so the coaches decided to play six mini games to give all the boys plenty of playing time.

Pirates U9s: T Heaver, D Cole, E Reed, D Eddy, W Eddy, A McLeod, D Fyffe, D Kissling, J Pengelly, C Upchurch, S Lang, H Stone, R Gilmour.

Tries: Fyffe (7), Gilmour (5), Stone (4), Kissling (3), Eddy, Reed.

Newquay 60, Pirates U8s 55

The first game was close fought and highly entertaining, with the home team emerging narrow winners thanks to some excellent running.

Pirates U8s: Randall, Beckerleg, Combellack, Smalley, J Harvey, Russell.

Scorers: Tries: Harvey (5), Randall (2), Beckerleg (2), Combellack, Smalley.

Newquay 35, Pirates U8s 20

The second match was just as exciting and once again the tagging and teamwork was excellent.

Pirates U8s: Pirates U8s (including replacements used): Hall, Hockley Hills, Piggott, Gwennap, Puckey, Randall, Beckerleg, Combellack, Smalley, J Harvey, Russell

Tries: Hall (2), Hockley Hills, Harvey.

Perranporth 40, Pirates U8s 50

Played on Sunday November 4, this was an exciting match when the Pirates played well and tagged with huge determination to emerge narrow winners.

Pirates U8s: Pirates U8s: Rogers, Keskeys, Prout, Williamson, Marshall, Edwards.

Tries: Marshall (4), Keskeys (2), Prout (2), Williamson, Edwards.

Perranporth 30, Pirates U8s 40

In this second match, all the boys had a great game with excellent team work and tagging skills.

Pirates U8s: Keogh, Boulton, Russell, Schmidt, Harvey - plus replacements.

Tries: Keogh (6), Boulton, Harvey.

The Pirates U8salost 5-0 at Hayle on Friday night, but showed great spirit and skill.

Pirates U8s: Morice, Rogers, Rudge,T illy, Schmidt, Sutton, Gwennap, Moran, Thomas.

Newquay 65, Pirates U7s 70

A cold bright morning in Newquay saw the Pirates enjoy four friendly but highly competitive encounters.

The first game saw Jack Eddy lead the way with four tries.

Pirates U7s: Sonny Marsden, Jack Eddy, Owain Russell, Tommy Robins, Calum Skye, Oscar Marr, Ted Kullich.

Tries: Eddy (4), Kullich (3), Robins (3), Skye (2), Marr (2).

Newquay 65, Pirates U7s 65 70

This second match proved to be a real spectacle for the fans with both side playing with big smiles and a real passion for running.

Pirates U7s: Sonny Marsden, Jack Eddy, Owain Russell, Tommy Robins, Calum Skye, Oscar Marr, Ted Kullich.

Tries: Kullich (5), Robins (4), Eddy (2), Skye, Marr.

Pirates U7s 75, Newquay 50

With a team of different players the Pirates won this third game by showing great width, both in attack and defence.

Pirates U7s: Kaea Griffiths, Joshua Mann, Ewan Simpson, Marley Kissling, Cameron Philllips, Finnian Loder.

Tries: Griffiths (5), Mann (3), Simpson (3), Kissling (3), C Phillips.

Pirates U7s 50, Newquay 45

Kaea scored another five tries, with three from Joshua Mann in this much tighter victory.

Pirates U7s: Kaea Griffiths, Joshua Mann, Ewan Simpson, Marley Kissling, Cameron Philllips, Finnian Loder.

Tries: Griffiths (5), Mann (3), Kissling, Phillips.

Youth football


Ludgvan Lions U13s were at home to Culdrose a week after beating them 4-1 in the cup and in a fairly one sided game, this time ran out 8-1 winners.

Andy Graham, the coach, started with a different line-up from the expected one and they repaid him by building up a 4-1 half time lead with a hat-trick from Jacob Trudgeon and a solo effort from Theo Simpson.

The second half saw Louis Graham, Max Armstrong, Piran Tanner and new keeper Jacob Powley all come on as second half substitutes and the game followed a similar pattern to the first half. Ludgvan played better football and spent most of the half in the Culdrose half. Goals from Harry Roberts, two more from Simpson to complete his hat trick and a fine finish from Louis Graham completed the scoring.

Penzance AFC Raiders won 6-1 at St Agnes. Played on one of the muddiest pitches the boys have ever played on, against the conditions the away side soon edged forward with goals from Pasha Wilson an Levan Siney.

The second half brought goals from Mawgan Kewn and a brace from Jaimie Nankervis sealed the game, despite an ankle knock Mathew Roberts battled on to earn the man of the match.

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