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23
JAN

Newquay made the long journey to Penzance on Sunday to face the Pirates. Once again strong squads from both sides meant that two games were played. In the first game Newquay made an excellent start and soon had the pirates on the back foot with their front line surging forwards. Perran Heamen in particular was in determined mood making some great surging runs through the middle. It was from one such run that the ball was picked up by Eddie Pearce who showed his usual characteristic fleetness of foot to dart past the clutches of the Penzance defence to put Newquay ahead. The Newquay support play was to be what separated the two teams in the first half with the rucking in particular absolutely first class. However the backs played their part also against a very strong Pirates side, with Arthur Bygrave making an excellent try saving tackle as they fought to get back on level terms. Play ebbed and flowed with little to separate the teams with Sol Campbell, Ethan Morgan and Ethan Reed working particularly hard against a determind defensive line. A Pirates line out saw them win the ball and as a ruck formed the ball popped out to their backs, one of who showed a fine turn of pace which wrong-footed the Newquay defence for the first time as he raced away to level the score. The second half continued in the same vain with neither side giving any quarter in what was a very entertaining game to watch. When Newquay once more pressurised the Pirates defensive line the Hornets backs made a quick switch of play from left to right which saw Ethan Morgan go over, only for the try to be disallowed for a knock on. The game finished with the scores equal in what was a great advert for Minis rugby. Final score 5-5.(Player of the Match: Perran Heamen)

The second game saw Newquay fully committed once more with some gutsy performances with Ben Henwood as usual giving his all. However it was Evie Longworth who stole the show to earn the Player of the Match award. Always ready to tackle, however big the opposition, excellent running on the ball and first into the ruck. Unfortunately the Pirates were to prove too strong. With a bigger forward line they were to dominate the scrum winning the majority of the possession this way. Indeed it was from a scrum won against the Newquay put in that saw Penzance drive through to go in front. Newquay lost their shape a little as they sort to contain the larger Penzance team who were to score twice more to close out the match and win 15-0.

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