Camborne 34 Chester 26

Camborne RFC continued their strong start to the season on the return to the National Leagues with victory over Chester in an open free flowing encounter at the Rec, writes Martin Symons. 

Urged on by a crowd of more than 500 the Cherry & Whites started impressively despite facing wind and slope, going on to build a 17-7 interval lead.

Speedster Alex Ducker opened the home account by racing clear to score in the turnstile corner. He was soon followed over by right wing AJ King playing against his former club who did extremely well to touch down under heavy pressure wide on the opposite flank.

Though the visitors cut the deficit to 10-7 with a converted try skipper Jon Drew romped over before half time to touchdown near the posts with Dec Simmonds adding the extras.

Early in the second half left wing Ducker bagged his second score to net the home bonus point with fly half Simmonds again converting.

With forwards and backs handling and combining well Chester then enjoyed a twenty minute purple patch that saw them bag 3 tries and take a slender lead at 24-26.

Going into the closing stages Camborne regained the advantage through their forwards who drove impressively for the line forcing a penalty try.

Late on centre Josh Matavesi sealed victory for ‘Town’ harnessing the wind to land a long range penalty.

Camborne; H Larkins, A King, C Gilbert, J Matavesi, A Ducker, D Simmonds, L Jolly, T Southworth, B Priddey, J Drew (capt), J Heazelton, A Hughes, J Sheppard, J Nicholls, A Brassington Reps D Prowse, G Edson, S Rodman, D Cook, J Davis Camborne: tries; Ducker 2, King, Drew, Pen Try cons; D Simmonds 2 pen; Matavesi