Redruth 33, Dings Crusaders 20

Redruth made the most of the slope and prevailing wind in the second half to end the season with a good win, writes Bill Hooper.

It was just the season finale the Redruth faithful had hoped for to see them through the summer break.

Dings opened the scoring with a penalty from wing Harry Tovey, but failed to capitalise on territorial advantage during the first half.

Instead Redruth roared back with a try from wing Dean Bonds, assisted by an off the toe pass from centre Pale Nonu. Richie Kevern added the extras.

With the Reds down to 14 with Brad Howe in the bin, Dings scored a fine try through experienced centre Luke Arscott bettered by Tovey for a slim half-time advantage.

Redruth struck early in the second half with converted try from centre Jack Simmons, before prop Ashley Challenger rumbled over for the first of his two tries.

One of the stars of the season flanker Sam Stevens got through a lot of work for Redruth, and at the end of the game was named Redruth Supporters Player of the Season.

Back came Redruth with full-back James Tucker weaving his way to the try-line to re-gain the lead.

The bonus point try for the Reds came from a classic No.8 try off the back of a five-metre scrum from Brad Howe, converted by Kevern.

Dings pulled a try back through Challenger’s second try from a catch-and-drive, but Redruth had the final word with flanker Matt Gidlow, playing in his final game, scoring their fifth try with Kevern again on the money with the extras.

Redruth: J Tucker, T Notman, J Simmons, P Nonu, D Bonds, R Kevern, J Oulton; E Salt, R Brown (Capt), J Tompsett, T Prisk, L Hattam, M Gidlow, S Stevens, B Howe.

Replacements: L Barnes, C Williams, J Heazalton, J Eddy, S Butterworth.

Redruth scores: Tries - Bonds, Simmons, Tucker, Howe, Gidlow. Cons - Kevern 4.

Dings scores: Tries - Arscott, Challenger 2. Con - Tovey. Pen - Tovey.