Launceston open up with first win of the season
Confidence restored with good all-round display. George Mill and Ben Webb check in with two tries each and assured performances
Sunday offered great weather and a good surface for the game. Both teams arrived with a full bench and large compliment of support. (Uncannily similar to last Sunday).
The game started quickly with a try for Ben in the right-Hand corner. Tom was unable to convert from a very difficult angle. 5 – 0 Launceston.
From the re-start Launceston caught offside in the backs several times in succession. Referee described it thus; ‘Lazy runner’. (More charitably it could have been over enthusiasm).
A period of pressure by Wadebridge was snuffed out by a try saving tackle by Ollie Tonkies. Launceston broke out of own half and Alfie touched down in Left-hand corner. 10 – 0 Launceston.
Tom converted. 12 – 0 Launceston.
The rest of the first half unfolded in a similar manner to the first 10 minutes and ended with Launceston 34 – 0 to the good with further tries by George, Fred and Finn Stiles.
The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, but, with more resolve shown by Wadebridge who never let their heads drop and kept plugging away.
Joe Allen who came on towards the end of the first half left the pitch with a recurrence of last weeks’ injury. Probably came back too soon.
Launceston finished the game with a 63 – 0 victory with tries from Ben, George, Ollie and Alex. Wadebridge finished with a great deal of endeavour and enthusiasm un-rewarded.
Of particular note was a try by George from a chip from ‘Chipper Tomkies’.
Thank you John for this summary of the Game;
‘Launceston proved a dry Oasis for Camels’.
by Gav Allen