On a glorious spring day Penryn U10s finished off the season with a visit to Newquay, writes Mike Freeman.
With a match day squad of only 10 that was depleted by injury and family commitments, against a Newquay squad of 14 that contained several larger players, the match was always going to be an uphill battle against a fresher and bigger team.
The game started with Newquay scoring straight from the kick off as one of their players scythed through the visitors’ defence for an easy try.
Not to be outdone, Penryn attacked from the restart, but unlike their hosts had to rely on good team work rather than one individual to progress up the pitch.
First of all Ben Thorpe, who had his best game of the season, made a break along the wing, supported by Jack Bailey and Piran Glasby who moved the play in field.
Next up was Benji Roberts who took the ball towards the try line, before off loading to Thomas Freeman who managed to beat two defenders before finishing off the move with a well deserved try.
As the game wore on Newquay's superior numbers and bigger players started to take control of the match as the home side ran in several tries, but at no time did Penryn give up, and were rewarded when Roberts crossed the line for a try.
Looking back over the season every single player in the squad can be proud of their efforts, as they have all grown as rugby players, and more importantly grown as people.
Penryn: Jack Bailey, Jori Bennett, Liam Creedon, Thomas Freeman (1), Piran Glasby, Jack Martin, Benji Roberts (1), Ben Thorpe, Aaron Williams, Ciaran Young