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1st XV - Match centre

Wadebridge Camels
St Austell
Sat 2 Dec 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Western Counties West Full time

Wadebridge Camels 20 v St.Austell 23

Courtesy of Nigel Walrond & Al Rowe.

ST AUSTELL ran out 23-20 winners in a pulsating Cornish derby at Wadebridge Camels in a top-four clash that thrilled a large crowd.
Camels pushed Saints all the way in a match played at a frenetic pace, with both sides enjoying periods of ascendancy and desperate defence in equal measure.
The Saints felt they gained the edge in the scrum and line-out in the second half to take control around the hour mark, but the Camels’ ability to counter-attack from distance meant they never let the Saints get out of their sight.
St Austell took the lead with a try by centre Liam Freeman after winger Jake Carr’s mazy run off line-out ball, but Camels hit back with a penalty from fly half Danny Thomas, before a Freeman penalty gave the Saints an 8-3 interval advantage.
Wadebridge took the lead for the first time with a touchdown from centre Joe Pretty under the posts after a well-executed move, with the score improved by Thomas, but another Freeman penalty, and his conversion of prop Hugh Noott’s try, after the Saints had won a scrum against the head deep in Camels’ 22, put St Austell 18-10 in front.
Thomas pulled back three points with a penalty, but Saints gave themselves some breathing space when winger Ben Chenoweth crossed for a 23-13 advantage.
With five minutes remaining, Camels threw caution to the wind and were rewarded with a try by flanker Dicky Dawe, converted by Thomas, but they were denied a further score by a magnificent Shane Johns tackle.

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# Team Pl Pts
1. St Ives (SW) 26 109
2. Devonport Services 26 90
3. St Austell 26 83
4. Kingsbridge 26 82
5. Wadebridge Camels 26 75
6. Sidmouth 26 69
7. Chard 26 55

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