MORE WOE FOR BUDE:
Devonp't Services 43 Bude 3
September is often described as the season of plenty, but for Bude, after four successive defeats, it is anything but and they are still seeking their first league point of any kind.
That said, the fixtures schedulers haven't been kind to the Seasiders, with three of their first four games on the road, tough opponents all and Devonport Services at The Rectory last Saturday their latest hosts.
On a sunny and breezy afternoon and conditions underfoot perfect for running rugby, the home side emerged victorious, with a try scoring bonus point and all Bude had to show for their labours was a first half penalty goal from right wing Dan Pearce.
There were a few bright spots for the visitors, with No.8 Joe Wilson performing heroics, time and again picking up under severe pressure at the back of a retreating scrum and making good yardage.
And full back Harry Goodrun, making his first start of the season, was secure under the high ball and made some counterattacking thrusts from deep.
The half back pairing of Olly Mounce and Andy Yates also did sterling work around the base, to try to get their three quarter line going, but, all in all, it was another disappointing afternoon for Bude's players, coaches and supporters alike.
Tomorrow, Bude make a welcome return to home soil, with Exeter Saracens the visitors on Vice Presidents' Day when a large crowd is expected, and hopefully an improved performance.
Bude: Harry Goodrun, Dan Pearce, Duncan Tout, Olly Denford, Sam Latter (Josh Diamond), Andy Yates, Olly Mounce, Jason Bolt, Paul Cholwill (Matt Williams), Chris Allin, Will Kingdon, Luke Dunkin (Capt.), Richie Herzog, Freddie Saxton (Josh Farrar), Joe Wilson.
Scores: Devonport Services: Ben McGowan, Jason Stead, Panu Ratu, Matt Morrision, Harry Elliott, Manoa Tikoisauva (Tries), Matt Anstis (5 Conversions and 1 Penalty goal). Bude: Dan Pearce (Penalty goal).
Referee: Dan Gorfin (Exmouth - Devon RRS).
Camelford 5, Redruth Albany 25
On a glorious early autumn day at Parc Tremain, Camelford hosted Redruth Albany in the Tribute Cup.
Having had a run out against Falmouth seconds last weekend the Ford were full of high expectations.
Last minute changes to their back division were to prove the telling factor in this fixture.
Camelford had a great start as from the kick off they showed their intent to monopolise the forward game and shape the pattern.
Within 90 seconds the Ford's pack worked their way down field with some wonderful rucking and mauling and shocked the visitors when fly half, Steve French crashed over for five points. Unfortunately he failed to convert.
On ten minutes Redruth Albany were able to launch their first counter attack after a deep kick was eventually fielded. Despite the claims for a knock on, the Albany full back linked with his strong running centre and this resulted in a try wide out on the left.
An excellent conversion by the Albany scrum half gave them the lead, much against the run of play.
On 16 minutes Albany took the lead. A well placed kick was knocked on and from the resultant scrum Albany were able to make use of scrappy ball and dot down for their second try. The easier conversion was surprisingly missed leaving Albany 12-5 to the good.
On 39 minutes Redruth Albany received the first of their brace of yellow cards following a late hit on fly half Steve French, who had been making some incisive line breaks.
On 43 minutes Albany launched yet another counter attack and claimed another score, running through some indecisive defence, out on the left. The conversion went awry leaving the Ford 17-5 adrift, but still in the game.
On 48 minutes Albany lost their second player to the bin, but Camelford lost Will Baker to the yellow card on 52 minutes. Both were for tripping incidents and at this stage neither side could afford to be a man down.
Poor retention of the ball proved to be Camelford's undoing at this stage and Albany were able to use the man advantage to drive through the Ford's inexperienced, youthful 3/4s and create a penalty opportunity from 35 metres.
This was well slotted by the Albany scrum half who was becoming their most influential player.
On 60 minutes Albany were able to seal the cup win with their fourth and final try. Once again they were able to take advantage of Camelford's inability to clear their line and the unconverted try gave them a 25-5 lead.
These two sets meet again this weekend at Redruth in the league.
Panto Ponting and Chris Stevens Camelford were awarded man of the match.
BODMIN UNLUCKY TO LOSE AFTER FIGHTBACK IN CUP:
Stithians 29 Bodmin 17
Bodmin RFC travelled to Stithians for a Cup game on Saturday, losing 29-17. In truth the score rather flattered Stithians.
Bodmin, lacking three regulars, brought in replacements from their second team who certainly stepped up to the mark with great performances.
Bodmin totally dominated the scrum with the engine house of Trevarthen, Williams and Hicks in the front row and Thomas and Day in the second row smashing every scrum.
Stithians game plan of kick and chase certainly worked for them in the first half with them going in at half time 17 points up.
Bodmin always knew they had more to give and stepped up their work-rate to score the first try in the second half by prop Andy Trevarthen to go under the posts from a well worked penalty move.
This really got Bodmin's tails up and again they made their way into the Stithians 22, resulting in a try scored out wide from centre Paul Carter.
Things were starting to hot up with Stithians' discipline starting to let them down and forever committing foul play and arguing with the referee.
Bodmin brought on their four replacements, Dale, Thomas, Cullip and Jenkins, which certainly upped the tempo of the game adding to Stithians players starting to drop all over the pitch disrupting Bodmin's drive.
Stithians then earned a penalty to take the score to 22-12. Bodmin never giving up, and scored another try from fly half Mark Trevarthen which he converted.
Stithians, with five minutes to go, had a rare visit into the Bodmin 22 and came away with another try to win the game.
Bodmin will know that this game should have been one if they had been more ruthless in the tackle area.
Man of the match was Sam Leburn for his industrious work around the park, followed closely again by Andy Trevarthen.
Bodmin seconds again played opponents St Ives which seem to be of two or three leagues above them.
However, this did not stop them playing some excellent rugby and come away from the game looking forward to when they will meet genuine second team opponents.
Bodmin's try was scored by returning Ben Evans. Man of the match Maculey played well followed closely by Mitch. It was also good to see Connor Dymond and Aaron Redmond playing for Bodmin.
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PETO CUP AND MEDAL COMPETITION AT TREVOSE:
This is a slightly unusual competition in that only ladies who have won a medal competition in the last 12 months are eligible to win the Peto Cup although anyone can enter the day's medal competition.
In theory this could mean that the best round of the day does not necessarily win the cup but on this occasion there was one worthy winner of both competitions.
Norma Richards played extremely well to win the cup and take first place in Silver Division despite the cold and windy conditions.
Norma struck the ball sweetly throughout her round and had the thrill of a birdie four on the thirteenth hole. In the last 12 holes of her round Norma had five excellent pars and the birdie helping her to a score of net 72.
Chris Ball continued her run of good form to take top spot in Bronze Division with a net 74. She played the back nine particularly well enjoying pars on the 13th and 16th holes. Four shots behind were Sheila Hodson and Margaret Oliver tied on net 78. It was very difficult to separate them but Sheila just managed to claim second place on count back.
Two other achievements of note on the day were a magnificent eagle three by Linda Simpson on the 9th hole and a super birdie two by Jane Symons on the third hole.
Results. Cup Winner: Norma Richards net 72. 1st Silver: Norma Richards net 72. 1st Bronze: Chris Ball net 74. 2nd Bronze: Sheila Hodson net 78(on countback). 3rd Bronze: Margaret Oliver net 78.
PLUME SHADES WELSH INTERNATIONAL:
In spite of a sparkling round of 66 from Welsh international Ben Westgate, giving him 38 Stableford points, David Plume hung on to win round three of the Victoria Cup at Trevose with 40 points.
Bill Cairley finished third on 37 points and Robbie Murt pipped Dennis Doano on count-back to take fourth place with 36.
Westgate, playing from a handicap of plus 3, whose scorecard included eight threes and only two fives, completed the first nine holes in 32 strokes with an eagle three on the fourth and birdies on the sixth and ninth holes.
However, Plume had also started well and at the turn led by one point.
Turning for home, Westgate birdied the tenth to draw level, birdied the 15th and had solid pars on the remaining holes apart from the 18th, where he dropped a stroke.
Meanwhile, Plume had pulled away to lead by four points at the 16th. He then made a mess of the two final holes but by that time, he had sealed a winning margin.
In return for an outstanding performance Westgate's handicap was adjusted to minus 3.6, so next time out he will play off plus four, for most of us a daunting prospect.
In round three of the Harlyn Cup, visitor Anthony Finnegan, playing off a handicap of eight, took first place with 42 Stableford points from outgoing Trevose captain Stephen Spiers on 41.
George Rumbold finished third on 39 points and Trevose professional Gary Lenaghan, playing off a handicap of plus 2, was placed fourth, on count-back, from David Cowan and Nick Gammon after all three players had finished on 38 points.
Victoria Cup (round 3): 1 David Plume 40pts; 2 Ben Westgate 38; 3 Bill Cairley 37; 4 Robbie Murt 36.
Harlyn Cup (r3): 1 Anthony Finnegan 42pts; 2 Stephen Spiers 41; 3 George Rumbold 39; 4 Gary Lenaghan 38.
BOWOOD PARK SENIORS:
Bowood Seniors visited Newquay Golf Club to play their annual match against RAF St Mawgan and came away with only one win and one halved game from an eight pairs format encounter.
There was decent weather and the course was in good shape with excellent greens all enjoyed this fixture.
Stan Martin won the nearest the pin prize at the par three, seventh and Des Pooley won the longest drive down the eighth fairway, both for Bowood.
Also taking place recently was the final of the seniors individual handicap knockout for the Trewin Trophy at Bowood Park's Lanteglos course between Mike Neicho and Leon Wagstaff.
Both had dispatched some good players on their way to the final with Mike encountering Dave Bragg, Keith Vassey, Steve Steadman and George Wass on his journey and Leon facing Bob Lemza, Barry Richardson and Dave Goodman on his.
Leon Wagstaff proved too strong for Mike Neicho in the final to take the cup making it a hat-trick of trophies for him this season having also won the Summer Eclectic competition and the Chipper Trophy.
Holsworthy Golf Club was the destination for Bowood Park for this senior's fixture and upon which the home side showed no mercy in taking full advantage of home soil by recording a resounding victory five points to one.
Nearest the pin contest at the 139 yard par three, eighth hole was won for Bowood by Alec Luckin and by Tony Houghton for Holsworthy.
Bowood Seniors enjoyed a better day when they posted a six points to two victory over their guests from Lanhydrock to win this senior's match.
Stan Martin was again on form to take the prize for nearest the pin at the par three, 14th hole as was Bruce Fletcher for Lanhydrock.
MERLIN GOLF CLUB:
August Medal. Div 1, Zach Burrough 72-11-61, Cary Clark 68-3-65, Dave Fenton 76-9-67, Div 2, Peter Curnow 81-15-66, Chris Walker 84-16 68, Rod Berry 87-19-68. Div 3, Mick Walker 87-20-67, Stan Livingstone 91-20-71, Ian Fisher 92-21-71.
Sept Medal. Div 1, Gerald Smith 79-10-69, Paul Lomax 79-10-79, Ryan Ivamy 78-7-71. Div 2, Cyril Webb 79-13- 66, Lee Woodhouse 84-17 67, PeterCurnow 81-14 67. Div 3, Kevin Lafferty 90-21-69, Master Jack Doswell 92-27-70, Paul Cook 90-20-70.
Senior section. August Scott Shield..Brian Linzey 38pts..Dan Robinson 37..Colin Bagley 37. Terry Butcher 36.
Sept Scott Shield. Terry Butcher 39pts, Dave Leverton 39, Tom Cass 38. Mick Walker 38.
August Medal. Albert Jones 80-12-68, Brian Linzey 84-14-70, John Jarratt 93-21-72.
Sept Medal. Peter Riley. 94-26-68, Tony Hellyar 86-17-69, Albert Jones 81-12-69.
Custom House Cup, Rnd 41: Jodie Clark 41pts, Nick Prior 40, Ian Colwill 37. Rnd 42. Cary Clark 40pts, Allen Dick 36, Jodie Clark 33. Rnd 43, Lee Woodhouse 42pts, Jodie Clark 40, Michael McKelvey 40. Rnd 44. Lee Woodhouse 36pts, Dave Fenton 35, Patrick Irons 33. Rnd 46. Nick Prior 45pts, David Powell 42, Carl Burley 39.
Men's Open. David Chiswell 81-20-61, Paul Cook 82-20, E Creighton 77-13-64.
The club annual over 55s v under 55s challenge resulted in a third successive year win for the seniors by 4 1/2 matches to 3 1/2. Junior Trophy, Miss Victoria Pawley 38pts, Mathew Banks 35, Michael McKelvey 35.
LISKEARD AND DISTRICT LEAGUE:
White Hart B, inspired by a good performance from Francis Julian (100x10), had to come from behind when hosting Liberal Club A to preserve their unbeaten record with a 6-5 victory.
Con Club are top of the table following a 10-1 success at Cheesewring, while three sides are challenging, all tied in second spot.
Rally Club took maximum points at the expense of Cornish Ivy B while Cornish Ivy A secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer at Liberal Club B.
An outshot of 104 from John Chudleigh was the highlight of Marquee Bar's 10-1 defeat of Eliot Arms while Butchers Arms won by the narrowest of margins against White Hart A.
Caradon Inn defeated Railway 9-2 and Rivercroft won by the same scoreline when hosting East Taphouse.
Rivercroft's Steve Crane threw the week's top checkout with a mark of 124 while for their visitors, Patrick Rowe caught the eye with 11 throws of a ton or more.
Maximums: John Chudleigh (Marquee Bar), Vaughn Searle (Eliot Arms), Patrick Rowe (East Taphouse).
LISKEARD AND AREA LADIES' LEAGUE:
There were only five matches played but were all won comfortably by the victors.
Champions Railway A emerged 5-2 winners at The Chuffers but only have a single point advantage from Market Inn and White Hart who both won 6-1 away to Ivy Belles and East Taphouse respectively.
Cheesewring made it two wins on the bounce when emerging 5-2 winners against Ivy Mafia while Manor House opened their account when restricting Butchers Arms to a single point.
FINALS WEEK AT BODMIN:
Bodmin Bowls Club held its finals week in the best conditions of the whole season. There were many close games and one or two surprise results but in the end the trophies were well shared out among club members
Roll of honour, Men: 2wood singles: R Harris Runner-up M Hugo.
4wood singles: A Webber Runner-up K Paddock.
Handicap: I Fraser Runner-up D Sutton.
Over 60s: M Nightingale Runner-up N Roche.
Pairs: J Harding Runners-up N Roche, R Sowden, I Fraser.
Triples: D Burrell Runners-up B Daniels, N Roche, C Hicks, R Jones, R Harris.
Women, 2wood singles: A Rowsell Runner-up B Jones.
4wood singles: A Rowsell Runner-up H Robins.
Handicap: P Young Runner-up B Jones.
Over 60s: E Rowe Runner-up H Robins.
B Horner Cup: H Robins Runner-up S Roche.
100 up: B Jones Runner-up E Rowe.
Pairs: H Robins Runners-up D Watkinson, E Rowe, V Smith.
Triples: S Roche Runners-up C Davey, V Smith, B Harding, B Jones, E Rowe.
Mixed, Singles: M Nightingale Runner-up D Rowe.
Pairs: D Sutton Runners-up R Jones, B Batten, B Jones.