Penryn RFC coach praises Pascoe's performance after Okehampton win
Penryn RFC coach David ‘Benji’ Thomas praised the performance of fly-half David Pascoe as he helped his side to their first victory of the season in the Western Counties West.
Penryn beat Okehampton by 35 points to 24, but in what Thomas described as an ‘even’ game it was Pascoe’s kicking that kept the home side in front.
“David played at fly-half and he kicked the ball around the field to keep us attacking on the front foot,” said Thomas, who added that he was delighted that his side had got off the mark in the
Western Counties West.
“Having lost four players this season and having a couple of players out injured, we were struggling a bit,” he said.
“But we are lucky that we have got some strength in depth and the boys that have come in have done well.”
Okehampton went into the match on good form having won their first two games of the season.
However, Penryn started brightly as they raced into a 14-0 lead.
Fly-half Richard Burns touched down between the posts early on for a converted try and then following a driving maul Tom Hobean went over for a score, which was again converted by Pascoe.
But Okehampton came back and scored through Luke Honeychurch. Carl Poyton then added a penalty before another converted try from Craig Dennis put them in front.
Gavin Laycock crossed before half-time though to give Penryn an interval lead, which was the platform for their win.
The Borough came out in determined mood in the second half as Laycock scored his second try and Andy Seviour also crossed. Pascoe added another conversion to put Penryn into a commanding lead, but Okehampton kept pressing and got back into the match when Simon Cox scampered over the line, for a try converted by Carl Poyton.