REDRUTH were handed their first defeat of the National League 2 South season, going down 29-12 at Taunton Titans.

The Somerset side held a slender 10-5 lead at the break thanks to a Gary Kingdom penalty and Isaac Dalton's try, with Matt Shepherd replying for the Reds.

But the Titans went up through the gears after the break with Chris Francis and Freddie Fraser going over, and while Jack Simmons' try converted by Fraser Honey gave Redruth hope, Lewis Webb's converted try late on sealed victory for the hosts.

Camborne also registered their first loss of the season with a 14-28 reverse at Okehampton in the South West Premier.

The Cherry & Whites flew out of the blocks with two converted tries in the first 20 minutes, but unfortunately could not score another point in the remaining 60 as Okehampton eventually sealed a comfortable victory.

St Ives remain rooted to the bottom of the South West 1 West table after forfeiting their game at home to Cleve. The Hakes lost their first game of the season 82-14 at Chew Valley last weekend.

Truro continued their blistering start to life back in Cornwall/Devon, winning 92-5 at home to Lanner.

Luke Tidball scored four tries, with Owen Davey, Ieuan Boon, James Martin and Tom Spiers adding two apiece and Luke Trescothick notching another, while Ashley Hosking kicked 11 conversions.

Martin Goldsworthy's unconverted try was all that Lanner had to show for the day.

Stithians' match at home to Redruth Albany in Cornwall 2 was abandoned in the 32nd minute after an injury to a visiting player with the hosts leading 25-0.

A 98th minute winner from Louis Rooney dramatically earned Truro City all three points in a 1-0 win over Gosport Borough at Treyew Road on Saturday.

The striker came on as a second half substitute to help Truro claim all three points and end a near perfect week in the best possible fashion, following victory at home to Tiverton Town in the Southern League Challenge Cup preliminary round four days earlier.

Saltash United have been drawn at local rivals Torpoint Athletic in the first round proper of the FA Vase. Camelford host Buckland Athletic of the Western League Premier, while St Austell begin their campaign in November's second round proper.

The Cornish Pirates start their competitive rugby with a Championship Cup match at London Scottish on Saturday.

Having reached the semi-finals last season, the Pirates will be keen to do well once again this year, although their last victory at the London side came in September 2011.

Pirates back rower James McRae is to be dual registered with Exeter Chiefs for a second season.

Aged 23, the Liverpool-born former England under 16s ‘A’, England Students and Exeter University player made 15 appearances for the Pirates in 2018/19.

Having almost folded at the beginning of the year, Praze Cricket Club capped a fine season to win the Bond Timber Division Six County title, having had an unbeaten season. They took on St Stephen at South Petherwin and won a high scoring game by 61 runs.

Praze made an impressive 250-4 in their 40 overs. Opener Joe Tunnicliffe made an excellent 109 that included two sixes and ten fours. Simon Hamilton hit 65 in a third-wicket stand of 134 and Ian Chatfield made an unbeaten 46. St Stephen lost five wickets for 103 before Ashley Gates hit 69 not out to close on 189-8 to lose by 61 runs.

Elsewhere all the finals followed a similar pattern with the team batting first coming out on top. Helston and St Gluvias successfully staged games where Hayle and Redruth thirds ran out victors by 70 and 66 runs respectively.