PIRATES COLTS AND MINI JUNIOR REPORTS:
Pirates U15s 10, Truro 49
The home side made a fine start with a try from man-of-the-match prop Stephen Brown and a conversion by Liam Lonsdale giving them a lead.
Visitors Truro, however, responded with a try almost straight away and with continued pressure led 13-10 at half-time.
It was a setback for the Pirates when they lost the services of their open-side flanker early in the second period, but they battled on and did well to keep a strong Truro team to under 50 points.
Pirates U15s: N Nowell, J Nicholls, S Brown, J Brownfield, N Badcock, T Hutton, C Williams, K Stevens, L Lonsdale, L Ashley, R Osborne, S Cavell, R Cornish, J Bowers, M Skewes, A Guy.
Truro 15, Pirates U12s 30
The Pirates fought back from 10-0 down at half-time to beat a rapidly improving Truro outfit in an end-to-end encounter.
Dominance in the scrum from the excellent Mackensie, Will T and Will S provided the platform for strong running from Jacob and Connor, while the outstanding Archie scored his first try of the season.
Special mention, however, goes to Zelah, who continues to shine on the wing. She is surely a contender to perhaps one day play for the England Ladies team.
Pirates U12s: Mackensie, Will T, Will S, Jacob, Connor, Ali, Jamie, Mawgan, Zelah, Henry, Jordan, Archy, Morgan.
Truro 20, Pirates U11s 35
On a wet and uneven pitch the Pirates played this match over four quarters to give everyone game time.
Toby Osborne led the way with a quartet of tries for the visitors, the pick of which came following a run from inside his own half.
Pirates U11s: Johnson, Schmidt, Williams, Harvey, Tustin, Osborne, Penny-Greenwood, Durrant,
Eddy, Wragg (capt), Grey-Williams, Rogers, Morice, Thomas, Kearey, Rudge, Pascoe.
Scorers: Tries: Osborne (4), Wragg, Tustin, Rudge.
Truro 25, Pirates U10s 30
With enough players on both sides to play two teams, the game was played in four quarters.
At the end of the first quarter Truro led 10-5, but after playing downhill in the second quarter the Pirates pulled it back to 10-10 at half-time.
In the third period Truro took a commanding 25-10 lead, only for the Pirates to storm back in the final quarter, as J Prowse ran in four tries, while man-of-the-match T Berryman had his best game yet.
Pirates U10s: T Berryman, W Roberts, A Barrett, E Bailey, H Beckerleg, H Roberts, A Pyke, C Buckland, J Prowse, P Pocock, F Terry, C Nicholls, F Nowell, J Tonkin, L Caldwell, J Scates-Veale, J Collard, K Harris, K McDonaugh.
Scorers: Tries: Prowse (5), Nowell.
Truro 25, Pirates U9s 65
Because the home side had plenty of players it was decided to play the match in four quarters.
Injures to Danny Fyffe, Ross Gilmour, Beau O'Neill and Jacob Hill didn't help the Pirates' cause, but the visitors still ran out comfortable winners in difficult muddy conditions.
Pirates U9s: Tyree Heaver, Dylan Eddy, Dylan Cole, Dylan Eddy, Wes Eddy, Harvey Stone, Ross Gillmour, Danny Fyffe, Angus McLeod, Beau O'Neill, Jacob Hill.
Scorers: Tries: McLeod (3), Fyffe (3), Stone (3), Gilmour (3), Hill.
Truro 70, Pirates U8s 65
This match was played in three thirds, with the Pirates leading 20-10 at the end of the first period.
Overall the Pirates had tagged superbly, but with the pitch getting increasingly muddier Truro came back to level the scores at the end of the second third.
As the game neared its end the scores were level at 65-all, only for Truro to snatch victory with a decisive late try.
Pirates U8s: Z Boulton, L Manzi-Bell, J Puckey, W Hall, E Combellack, M Harvey, J Keogh, N Russell, O Sutton, F Hockley Hills
Scorers: Tries: Boulton (3), Manzi-Bell (3), Sutton (3), Hall (2), Keogh (2).
Truro 50, Pirates U7s 50
Playing four matches, this was a great game as both teams demonstrated good tactical play throughout and a draw was a fair result.
Pirates U7s: Calum Skye, Tommy Robins, Josh Mann, Archie Donnithorne, Jago Matthews, Jago Rogers, Sonny Marsden, Riley Roberts.
Scorers: Tries: T. Robins (3), R. Roberts (2), J Mann (2), J. Matthews, J Rogers, C. Skye.
Truro 25, Pirates U7s 45
Joshua Mann had a great game in this second match and scored a hat-trick for the Pirates. He was also ably supported by his colleagues who played well against a good Truro side.
Pirate U7s: Calum Skye, Tommy Robins, Josh Mann, Archie Donnithorne, Jago Matthews, Jago Rogers, Sonny Marsden, Riley Roberts.
Scorers: Mann (3), Robins (2), Roberts (2), Rogers, Donnithorne.
Truro 55, Pirates U7s 65
Kane and Joab were excellent on their debut for the Pirates, scoring three and two tries respectively.
The Pirates showed that their hard work at training is paying off and they fully deserved to win the game.
Pirates U7s: Ted Kullich, Kane Brighton-Boyns, Joab Brighton-Boyns, Henry Hicks, Oliver Hatton, Owain Russell, Oscar Mann, Finnian Loder.
Scorers: Tries: Kullich (3), K Brighton-Boyns (3), J Brighton-Boyns (2), Hicks (2), Mann (2), Loder.
Truro 40, Pirates U7s 25
In the fourth game Truro demonstrated excellent skills with tagging, passing and try-scoring. The Pirates put up a good fight but eventually succumbed to a defeat.
Pirates U7s: Ted Kullich, Kane Brighton-Boyns, Joab Brighton-Boyns, Henry Hicks, Oscar Mann, Finnian Loder.
Scorers: Tries: Kullich (2), Hicks, Mann, Brighton-Boyns.
ST IVES MINI JUNIORS:
St Ives U8s v St Agnes U8s
St Ives played host to St Agnes in wet and windy conditions.
Two games were played and St Ives won both, 10-5 in the first game and 10-1 in the second.
All team members managed to get on the scoreboard, Max Williams, Samuel Harrison, Kyle Kelly, Huxley Kirby and Jacob Adams. The MOM award went to the whole team.
St Ives U7s 65, St Agnes 40
Team: William Cross man of the match and 3 tries, Ethan Redondo-Barter 3 tries, Jude Hardy 2 tries, Ella Redondo-Barter 2 tries, Thomas Redondo-Barter 2 tries, Parka Roderick 1 try, Jake Cartwright.
St Ives U7s 75, St Agnes 65
Team: Joint Man of the Match – Jude Cartwright (5 tries) and Ellis Marsden (3 tries), Leo Beck 4 tries, Oscar Evans 3 tries, Flo Makhlouf, Tyler Goodman.
Training is free for all youth section members and new players on Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm.