Hayle Lions 11pts Falmouth Eagles 24pts
6:00pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Sport
The Falmouth Eagles bounced back from last week’s disappointing loss to Withycombe by putting in a good second-half performance against Hayle.
The first half was a cat-and-mouse affair with the Eagles responsible for some poor decisions, making a simple game difficult.
Their only reward was an early try, created by an overlapping run, for flanker Tom Reeves to touch down and Tom Spiller to convert. The Lions could only notch up two penalties from player coach Martin Strick, to leave them trailing by a point at the break.
The Eagles pulled away after the interval to put the nail in the coffin for the Lions.
The forwards worked an opening when captain, Symon Bailey, broke and uncharacteristcially passed to full back Kieran Rodda to score wide.
Then the Lions had a great chance when wing Talan Daniels should have scored, but for a text book tackle to Rodda. Then a brilliant skilful run from his own 22 saw Paul Saberton, beat four opponents to offload to Gareth Leaver, who regretfully put a foot in touch on attempting to score what would have been a well-worked try.
However, the roles were reversed when Leaver beat four men to give Saberton a deserved score. Minutes later fly-half Spiller put the perfect chip over the defence and with a favourable bounce, Leaver had no difficulty in touching down under the posts.
With a lead of 18 points the Eagles still had some defending to do as Hayle then had their best spell. Forwards Rob Fitzpatrick, Tom David and Tom Reeves were prominent in defence, but from a five
yard scrum the Lions roared over for a consolation try by prop Doug Wood.
This was definitely an improved performance after last week, schoolboy discipline away at Withycomb.”
Falmouth’s next fixture is this Saturday, September 29, 3pm KO, at home to Liskeard-Looe.
Falmouth Eagles: Harry Martin, Ashley Searle; Paddy Varker, Chris Bell, Anthony Geach, Olly Church, Tom Reeves, Symon Bailey, Rob Fitzpatrick, Tom David, William Burner, Tom Spiller, Gareth Leaver, Paul Saberton, James Instance, Kieran Rodda, Dave Wills, Phil Wells.