Junior rugby round-up
BOYS' RUGBY UNDER-14s Tavistock...66 Crediton...7
TAVVY made light work of a sticky pitch and a combative Crediton side with a fine display of running rugby.
The hosts opened their account with a driving try from second-row Ben Luke, which George Hillson converted.
Winger Bernie Sadler soon added a second after he ran a clever supporting line and finished a move that involved some good handling from his inside backs.
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Luke crashed over for a second after a quick tap penalty from Hillson before Ethan Lamerton scored after cutting through the Crediton defence, following a switch move with Ben Milligan.
Milligan then darted past several defenders to score wide out, after which an excellent pick and drive effort from Scott Morris saw him score following support from Matt Birch.
Crediton ended the first half by scoring with a converted try.
After the break, James Lewis, playing his first game in three months after breaking an arm, showed he had lost none of his pace and powered through for his first score, which Hillson converted.
Lewis quickly added a second following another strong run. Sadler then scored his second after some slick passing from Milligan and Lamerton.
Theo Cousins' determined running from the base of the scrum set up Milligan for another try.
Playing only his second game, Billy McNicol then weaved his way to the line to score under the posts. Hillson added the extras.
A fine performance was rounded off by Milligan, who completed his hat-trick just before the final whistle.
UNDER-12s Saltash...14 Stonehouse...34
MASON KING scored four tries as Sharks recorded a 34-14 victory at Saltash.
King's first came early on and was converted by Owen Arcos. King and Arcos both went close to adding another try before the former crashed through for his second, this time unconverted.
King then bagged his hat-trick, the try again unconverted, before Saltash came back with a converted try.
And Sharks rounded off the half with Callum Elliott adding a further score.
After the break, Saltash reduced the deficit with a converted try before King claimed his fourth and the extras were added.
And the visitors had the final say when Harry Stewart grabbed an unconverted try.
UNDER-10s Saltash...10 Stonehouse Sharks...5
SALTASH registered a narrow victory against visiting Sharks, despite the visitors' strong defence and rucking.
It was the home team who scored first with a well deserved try.
However, from the restart Foster Parker set up Ben Foster to power through the Saltash defence and release Johnny Barnes to smash over the line for a try.
But Saltash soon hit back to retake the lead, and despite the visitors' efforts to respond, the score remained 10-5 to Saltash at the break.
Sharks kept the pressure up in the second half, but were denied a try when they drove a maul over the line only to be pulled up for an infringement.
It was the closest they got to grabbing an equalising try as Saltash held on for the win.
OPMs...15 Stonehouse Sharks...30
JAMIE JAGGER'S second half try sealed a 30-15 victory for Sharks at OPMs.
Sharks' Tom Brookman broke through the OPMs defence and off-loaded to Harrison Truswell who scampered over the try line.
The visitors then exchanged tries with Saltash, after Ollie Symons set up a ruck which allowed Neo Ruston the time and space to go over the line.
Ruston soon added a second, and following good defensive work, Saltash turned the ball over allowing Aaron Duffield to take it over the try line to increase Sharks' lead.
And just before half-time, Ruston went over for his hat-trick of tries.
However, complacency proved costly for Sharks as OPMs bagged two quick scores to narrow the deficit.
Jagger then picked the ball off the ground and ran it over the line for the final points of the game.
UNDER-9s Saltash...9 Stonehouse Sharks...0 (Score in tries)
SALTASH took the honours following a nine-try victory that did not reflect the effort put in by visiting Sharks.
Saltash....4 Stonehouse Sharks...6 (Score in tries)
SHARKS bounced back to claim a two-try success in their second game at Saltash.
The first try for Sharks came from Ethan Murray, and was quickly followed by another for Charlie Hall.
Saltash grabbed one back to make it 2-1 at half-time and claimed the first score of the second period to level matters.
But the Sharks' determination paid off as Hall bagged a second try and James Ferriman added another.
In a topsy turvy game, Saltash hit back with two quick tries of their own before Ben Dolphin and Ferriman went over to seal the win for Sharks.
GIRLS' RUGBY UNDER-18s Newquay...34 Devonport Services...27
SERVICES fought back from an early 12-0 deficit against a Newquay side fielding players from newly-formed clubs at St Austell and Cambourne close.
Newquay built their early lead through Caitlin Bridge and Robyn Williams.
For Services, Ruby Lee had a storming game in the centre and bagged a try, along with Lottie Holland. Daisy Fahey registered two tries and a conversion.
And after the break Shelby Lee scored a well worked try, but despite a strong second half performance Services went down to a seven-point defeat.
UNDER-15s Newquay...24 Devonport Services...10
SERVICES were left to draw on the positives of their performance after a lengthy break from competitive rugby.
Newquay took control of the game with left wing yielding two converted tries under the posts in the first five minutes.
But Services refused to buckle and a well-worked team move set up Grace Atwill to score on her debut.
Following good work from the pack – Jess Thomas, Chloe Black, Beth Little, Gemma Logan, Bronwen Williams and Atwill – fly-half Mia Lawrence broke a couple of tackles to score an unconverted try for Services.
However, as Services pressed for the score to put themselves in front for the first time, they were caught by a breakaway try from the Newquay right wing from inside her own 22 to score.
After the break, Services again pressed, but despite spending most of the half in the Newquay 22 they could not find a telling final pass and were again caught out with a breakaway, unconverted, try to secure the win for Newquay.
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