FALMOUTH arrived in plenty of time to Enys Park in this Counties 3 Tribute Cornwall league game, writes Gupta Singh. 

In what was shaping up for an even contest, Falmouth ended the first half 14 - 13 just behind the visitors. James Instance having stepped up to slot two half-way line penalties, with the Eagles thankful for the bowed crossbar for an assist on the first!

Ben Tuffery who churned up the long grass like a rampant Highland 'coo' all afternoon, was rewarded with a try just right of the sticks, as he dashed over following a ten-metre tap penalty, with James Instance adding the extras.

With the return of Cam Bullock at nine and Jack Blakestone playing at ten, the back line was functioning well in defence and attack, with winger Bryn Owen looking a threat every time he received or chased down the ball.

As the second half came to a close, a cheap shot by a rattled St. Agnes forward on the fringes of a ruck forced Cam Bullock off the field with Kaden Cobb filling in. Minutes later Richard Chave who had also been aggravating Aggie all afternoon in the lineouts, picked up an injury and left the field of play following a collapsed scrum. Steve Instance stepped up to fill his shoes and continue where Chave had left off.

For twenty minutes in the second half, the likes of Dom Fern and Cam Hopkins dominated open play, and the ascendency seemed to be edging towards Falmouth despite playing up the slope and into the sun. 

With James Instance moving from full-back to flyhalf and Tricky at 12, Aggie changed their game plan of sending the number three and eight through the fly-half channel, now opting to outstretch Falmouth's aging defence. They ran in 24 unanswered points in the last quarter.

The game finished St Agnes 38 - 13 Falmouth Eagles 2XV

The game, despite the final score, was a far improvement in regards to Falmouth's defensive duties in comparison to the previous week's outing against Wadebridge Camels. Ultimately fitness in the last twenty was Falmouth's demise.

The Eagles have a huge game at the Rec on Saturday, October 21, as they welcome Hayle who sit comfortably at the top of the league having won all six of their games. Kick off is at 3pm. The Clubhouse will be open to one and all and will show the England v South Africa Semi-final in the in the Rugby World Cup, kicking off at 8pm.