By Martin Symons


Camborne 33 Newport 38

CAMBORNE went down to a narrow defeat in an entertaining 11-try end of season thriller against Newport at the Recreation Ground.

In front of another big crowd, ‘Town’ could not snatch victory late on but the two losing bonus points gained duly ensured will end the season above arch-rivals Redruth in their first season back at Step Four.

The Cherry and Whites went 14-0 up early on after a catch and drive try from hooker Ben Priddey was quickly followed by a solo run-in from skipper Jordan Rose. Jordan Sidwell added the extras to both scores.

Though the visitors countered with an unconverted touchdown, prop Jon Drew then powered over on 22 minutes (19-5).

Again Newport hit back with a try, but as the interval neared, a superb break and offload by AJ King sent Harry Larkins galloping over for Sidwell to convert.

Crucially there was still time for the visitors to hit back, meaning the home side’s lead was nine at the break.

With the advantage of the slope, Newport then belied their league position by taking the game to Camborne, bagging a brace of converted tries for a 31-26 lead.

A converted score midway through the half, extended the advantage to 12, which proved decisive.

A powerful surge at a close-range scrum allowed Adam Hughes to touchdown and centre King’s angled conversion cut the deficit further at 33-38.

The hosts created opportunities for a winner, but came up just short.

CAMBORNE: Harry Larkins, Jack Davis, Adam Long, AJ King, Jack Kessell, Jordan Sidwell, Liam Jolly; Tommy-Lee Southworth, Ben Priddey, Jon Drew, Adam Hughes, Jack Heazelton, Jago Sheppard, Jordan Nicholls, Jordan Rose (capt). Replacements: Declan Prowse, Sam Rodman, Chris Fuca, Will Tanswell, Lewis Vinnicombe.

Tries: Priddey, Rose, Drew, Larkins, Hughes; Convs: Sidwell (3), King; Pens: N/A.