Wellington travelled to Pirate Amateurs, based at Penzance last Saturday, their longest and last away league trip of the season and as the score would suggest this was a difficult afternoon for the Cornish team, writes Allyn Chetland. Buoyed by recent encouraging performances The R&Bs went into the match full of confidence going onto dominate all aspects of the game. However, it was the hosts that took the lead first and after 15 minutes of play the score was 12 a piece before
The R&Bs took control of the game. The Pirates tried their best to stem the onslaught of tries but their efforts, which at times bordered on illegal, and to the dislike of the referee, proved to be in vain. To the official’s credit the game never boiled over when it at times it easily could have. For The R&Bs it was pleasing to see all the patterns and moves practised on the training paddock, to score some delightful tries, being put into operation on match day.
There will be a sterner tests to come during the remaining league games of the season, starting this coming Saturday when Bude travel to the Athletic Ground. The Cornish outfit are currently lying 5th in the table and will be keen to avenge the home defeat at the hands of The R&Bs earlier on in the season, The R&Bs will need to be prepared for a far closer encounter.
The R&B’s try scorers were; Neville Pitman x4, George Hodgson x3, Tim Jenkinson x2 with Liam Phillips, Chris Kitto and Captain Patrick Jarman scoring one each. Alex Davey kicked 5 conversions.
Team: R.Marke, J.Dyke, L.Wadham, S.Jordan, W.Hinchcliffe, C.Kitto, L.Phillips, D.Lee, T.Jenkinson, P.Jarman (c), G,Hodgson, B.Gamlin, N.Pitman, C.Jenkinson, A.Davey, J.Rowlands, R,Walker, J.Weeks