FALMOUTH faced a tough game against Tiverton RFC in scorching hot conditions.

Despite arriving a little late due to a delay caused by a detached caravan, Falmouth's players were eager to build on their previous week's victory. However, they struggled to find their footing in the game and quickly fell behind as Tiverton capitalised on penalties and turnovers.

Despite the challenges, Falmouth displayed determination and resilience. Even being down to 14 men after a yellow card, they managed to score through a well-executed catch and drive move by Alex Bullock.

Harvey Penhallurick added the extra points with a conversion. A repeat of the previous week, and the Eagles continued to fight back, with Penhallurick successfully kicking two penalties and Treave Rowe scoring a try after a brilliant powerful break from Seb Firth. 

At halftime, the score stood at 26-17 in favour of Tiverton and both teams knew that fitness and determination would be crucial in the second half. Unfortunately for Falmouth, optimism was replaced with despair, as the injuries began to mount with Ollie Church, Tom Townsend, and Harvey Penhallurick being forced off the field.

This disrupted promising form, and Tiverton's dominant forward play and offloading game soon added more heat to Falmouth’s worsening afternoon.

Despite their best efforts, Falmouth found themselves unable to counter Tiverton's game plan in the second half. The Eagles conceded 48 unanswered points, ending 71-17 at full-time, highlighting the importance of fitness and commitment at this level of rugby.

It's a tough reality that on their previous visit to Tiverton last December the score was 76 - 14 ao Falmouth must quickly regroup and learn from this experience as they prepare to host Bideford RFC at The Recreation Ground next week followed by a trip to the borough in the first derby of the season against Penryn.

Bideford has had a strong start to the season, securing bonus point wins against Bude and Penryn. They will undoubtedly provide another stern test for the Eagles 1XV. Falmouth will need to analyse their performance, address any injuries, and adapt their strategies to overcome the challenges posed.

Tom Spiller, Director of Rugby, said: "Despite the loss, the boys and I are confident we have depth and the personalities to overcome the disappointment of our away trip. This week we will be in front of a come crowd and will continue to play with pride for the badge."

On Saturday 30th September the Club are holding a Vice and Life Vice President centred day at the rugby club on behalf of the Club President Paul Radmore.

This a great opportunity for club members old and new to renew their membership and come together for a day of celebration of rugby and the club in our 150th year as the Eagles 1XV host Bude in the league.