Redruth 18pts Bournemouth 13pts
2:27pm Monday 24th September 2012 in Sport
Redruth continued their excellent start to the National Two South season as they won their third straight game to move up to fourth place in the table.
It was a slightly below par performance from the Reds, who never seemed to get their game flowing in a match disrupted by many penalties.
However, the victory keeps intact the Cornish side's 100 per cent start to the season.
Paul Thirlby got the Reds up and running as he slotted over a penalty kick. The home forwards then began to dominate and pushed the visitors back into Piggy Lane corner.
Following a number of penalties, the Reds opted for a scrum, which saw them cross the line twice only to be judged to have been held up by referee Mr Haskins.
Inevitable the try eventually came though as Tom Duncan breaking from the base of another the scrum, on the five -metre line, touched down, for Thirlby to add a tricky touch line conversion to make it 10-0.
The Redruth forwards continued to push the visitors back and a few minutes later Duncan went over again to score a try, which was a carbon copy of his first. Thirlby's conversion attempt was narrowly missed. Bournemouth hit back strongly but were denied their opening score from a very well worked backs move when the referee once again ruled that the ball had been held up over the line.
However, moments later a good lineout saw number eight Gavin Hart touchdown to put the match back in the balance. Redruth were then dealt a blow on the stroke of half-time as Luke Collins was sent-off for a lineout offence.After the break there was a mini revival from the visitors as winger Rory Trow intercepted a pass on halfway to touchdown in the Hell Fire Corner.
The half continued to see errors from both sides and a number of penalties awarded by the whistle happy referee.
Thirlby and Ben Stevenson exchanged penalty shots as the game came to a close.
Bournemouth continued to attack, but the Redruth defence held firm to take the points. After the game forwards coach Ashley Morcom, said: "You've got to be
happy with three wins from three but we need to look at the DVD. We'll definitely need more go forward next week at Barking."
For those planning to make the trip to East London, this weekend, the kick off at Gale Street is 3 pm.