Sat 3 Sep 2016
A deluge greeted Topsham on their first ever
Newly promoted to the division, Topsham were an unknown quantity, with the rain pouring and both sides nervous, early exchanges were hesitant, with several handling errors. As the half progressed, the new Eagles' combinations started to gel, the back row of Hambly, Simmons and
Topsham had the opportunity to open the scoring but Luke Edwardson pushed his penalty wide. Falmouth seized the initiative, with the wind in their favour, Bray and Irons kicked to the corners putting pressure on the Topsham defence. The Eagles dominated the
The visitors, only five points in arrears, started the second half confidently, number eight Rupert
The Eagles looked the more likely winners but the 12 point lead was never totally comfortable and Topsham almost capitalised from a kick and chase, Nick Carne, rushing back to save the day for the home team. After clearing play into opposition territory Alex
In the final stages, the rain finally cleared, Irons was presented with a kickable penalty but chose to run it instead, falling short of the line, Falmouth
Falmouth will next head to Honiton, who lost their opener to Tavistock.
Falmouth: Searle, Church, Cock, Baglow, Dobson,
Reps: Tonkins, Kirk, Ward.
Written by James Instance.