Spirited fightback not enough for Winscombe

PUBLISHED: 11:23 02 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 02 November 2018

Aled Corcoran.

Aled Corcoran.


Winscombe made a spirited fightback at Truro to get close, but two late tries gave the home side victory.

Truro 29 pts

Winscombe 14 pts

Life on the road doesn’t get any easier for the Winscombe as they travelled to Cornwall at the weekend for an encounter with Truro.

Despite the early start and four hours aboard the bus, the visitors started brightly and set up camp inside the Truro 22 for most of the first quarter of the match, but failed to make an impression on the scoreboard.

Feeding on scraps of possession, the home team responded with a well-worked and converted try scored by their full-back who came into the line at speed and crashed through the Winscombe defence to score under the posts.

Truro extended their lead shortly before half time with another try which followed a blindside break by their scrum-half who fed the No 8 to cross in the corner.

Winscombe appeared to have taken the initiative at the start of the second period and lay siege to the home try-line, but the ball was turned over at a crucial moment and the resulting counter attack saw Truro race the length of the pitch to score a third try. This took their lead to 17-0 and threatened to kill the match off as a contest.

Winscombe’s pack, who were dominant all afternoon, however, now took control. Their efforts were to bring the visitors right back into contention.

Firstly a series of pick and drives saw the ball move to prop Alec Chase who was driven over from short range. This was followed by No 8 Will Thomas who crashed through under the posts. Both tries were converted by centre Sam Dearsley and brought the visitors to within a score of their hosts.

The challenge was short-lived, however, and home advantage was emphatically restored with two late tries by Truro. Considering Winscombe’s spirited fightback, these contributed to a distinctly lop-sided scoreboard at the final whistle.

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