Camborne President’s XV 7, Camborne School of Mines 5

Camborne narrowly prevailed in an evenly contested clash with the Students in front of more than 200 people at the Recreation Ground.

The hard fought encounter proved to be a fitting renewal of the Bob Kennedy Memorial match after several seasons absence and marked 40 years since the inception of the contest in 1980.

Courtesy of sponsors Strongbow Exploration and with the generous support of a host of CSM alumni, an excellent celebration event for more than 100 guests followed proceedings in a packed ‘Town’ bar at Crane Park.

On the pitch the Cherry & Whites led 7-0 at the break after skipper Dean Pascoe sent centre Oakley Smitham over near the posts for scrum half Luke Martin to add the extras.

In the second half the school hit back with an unconverted touchdown from wing Charlie Wren.

Late on Camborne had to dig deep in defence to keep their line intact securing the spoils when fly half Pascoe gleefully booted the ball to the safety of touch.