Wed 21 Mar 2018 13:45

Falmouth lost heavily to a strong Kingsbridge side in blizzard like conditions which led to the match being abandoned after 60 minutes.

The win means Kingsbridge sit in 4th keeping their promotion hopes alive.

But it is a different story for the Eagles as they collected their 14th defeat of the season meaning they sit 12th and find themselves in a real fight for survival.

The home side had their first try within seven minute after a Jon Merrin ran a great line and crashed through the Falmouth defence to score under the posts which allowed for an easy conversion to make it 7-0.

As the snow got heavier Kingsbridge scored their second try to make it 12-0 when Buster James picked from a ruck close to line, evaded the Falmouth defence and ran in unchallenged to score in the left corner.

And 20 minutes in and Kingsbridge were nearly further when the Kingsbridge three broke through the line before a series of offloads found the hands of Tom Leman who seemed to have scored however the referee deemed that he had dropped the ball before he could touch down.

But only five minutes later Kingsbridge did secure another try after James Palmer collected from a successful lineout and dived over in the corner under pressure before Leman missed the kick to leave the scores at 17-0.

Falmouth had been on the defensive all half and Kingsbridge found another way through just on the half hour mark when George Banfield wormed his way through in the right corner after a superb dummy and Newman again missed the kick which mean the score read 22-0 at half time.

It was much the same story at the beginning of the second half as Kingsbridge pushed further ahead with their fifth try of the match after a strong scrum drove the pack over the Falmouth try line and Freddie Buckle secured the five points before Leman securing the other two to make it 29-0.

60 minutes in and Kingsbridge completed the scoring after Falmouth fly-half Justyn Irons dropped the ball in the middle of the park and Leman returned possession for the home side and scored after collecting his own kick and chase. Leman then converted his own try to make it 36-0.

And 36-0 is the way it stayed after the referee abandoned the match after 60 minutes with the result not in doubt and conditions worsening.

Team:

  1. Cock
  2. Geach
  3. Searle
  4. Dobson
  5. Instance
  6. Somers
  7. Vinson
  8. Spiller
  9. Austin
  10. Irons ©
  11. Hubble
  12. Job
  13. Goodwin
  14. Lea
  15. Edmonds
  16. Church
  17. Cobb
  18. Firth
Photo by Ali Hamilton of Kingsbridge RFC. Report by Chris Jones.

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