Tue 03 Apr 2018 18:16

Falmouth’s annual Easter Fixture with Old Dunstonians was a cracker, with Falmouth taking the victory in the dying minute of the match.

Old Dunstonians had a very slow start but after half time came back into the game scoring three tries in the second half.

Mike Austin stole the show for the Eagles and was on hand late on to steal the win after a great run from winger Seb Firth.

Both teams began the game slow and the ball was stuck in the centre of the pitch for the first 10 minutes.

However it was the home side who were to score first, after Dom Goodwin received the ball from Austin to score under the posts and after Austin’s easy conversion the scores read 7-0.

Old Dunstonians reacted well and had a try of their own only minute later when a lineout turned maul found its way to Josh Ajiboye who ran in under the posts. But Austin was able to block the conversion to make the score 7-5.

The next try came in the 24th minute albeit under strange circumstances after Austin kicked through three times and seemed to have scored in the corner, however his foot was adjudged to have been in touch but after something was said to the referee a penalty try was given, taking the score to 13-5.

The Eagles were even further ahead after 32 minutes after Stan Sommers collected the lineout and the ball was recycled from the back of the maul to Kieran Vinson who ran through unchallenged next to the posts. Austin again added the extra points which meant the score going into half time read 21-5.

Seven minutes after the break and Old Dunstonians had their second try of the game when Tom McNamara crashed over the line but the Dunstonians Fly-half could not convert leaving the scores at 21-10.

Only five minutes later and it was 21-17, when that same man McNamara scored after finding a gap and beating the Falmouth defence to tumble over the line, but this time the kick was good to add the extra two points.

The away side then took the lead for the first time of the match in the 65th minute, when the Dunstonian hooker Jamie Pecorella got the ball down after some serious forward pressure and after the conversion it was 21-24.

But the Eagles were never out of it and their next try landed late on in the 78th minute when Firth’s bolting run through the away defence from his own half resulted ina penalty deep into the Dunstonian half. Austin took a quick tap which caught the unaware Dunstonians back line in a rut and the pacey scrum-half ran in under the posts before he converted leaving the final score 28-24.

Team:

  1. Varker
  2. Geach
  3. Searle
  4. Baglow
  5. Dobson
  6. Vinson
  7. Bullock
  8. Somers
  9. Austin
  10. Horton
  11. Cambell
  12. Spiller
  13. Goodwin
  14. Firth
  15. Henry
  16. Cock
  17. Cobb
  18. Bullock
  19. Gay
  20. Dunstan
  21. Curnow
  22. M Biggins

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