NESTLED in third place, Camborne mined out the win they were craving, to go within a point of league leaders, Hayle, and take the second spot. 

The Eagles having developed a more consistent squad in recent weeks started the game by harnessing its resources well. In the opening quarter centre Trick ventured deep into the heartlands on tunnelling runs from perfectly extracted pop balls from Tug at ten. Successfully competing without any major incidents.

However, as the demand for territory grew, the Eagles encountered unforeseen challenges as the powerful Crusaders forwards back three led by Pattison pick axed their way through the Eagles centre pairing of Trick and Pyper. Forcing them from the field through injury, such was the ferocity of the play in the middle of the park. 

A penalty from Scott Dunstan being the only points yielded by Falmouth mid-way through the first half.

The wear and tear of the missing centres began to show cracks and saw the eventual collapse of the posing threat by the Eagles with Camborne comfortably cruising away with the win 46-3 with Falmouth unable to fill the gaping holes.

The welcomed return of the experienced Cam Bullock in the second half after a period out injured, engineered most of the positive Eagles play from deep, probing and excavating performances from those around him. Notably forwards Fearn, Fitzpatrick, Hopkins, Reid and Charlie Sanders.

Bryn Owen continues to reinforce those calling for him to start at thirteen rather than out on the wing. Showcasing both strength and agility in attack as well as in defence. It was a testament to the resilience and determination of the Eagles forwards who never gave up that Falmouth despite not crossing the whitewash finished the game as they had started, on top and still probing for tries till the death.

Next weekend both the Eagles 1XV and 2XV are without league action, however, it is expected that the second team may play a friendly versus Camborne School of Mines. The Eagles Women XV are due to take on Kingsbridge Ladies at the recreation ground on Sunday, November 26, with a 14:30 kick-off.