FALMOUTH 'A' 18pts

IN very dismal conditions last Saturday afternoon, the players of both teams contrived to put on an exciting display for the few hardy supporters who braved the continuous rain and the strong, cold wind. The outcome was never certain until the final whistle and it is a credit to both sets of players that they maintained their efforts in search of victory until the very end.

Camborne elected to play with the elements at their backs for the first session and soon adopted the obvious tactic of kicking to establish position in the Falmouth half before using a strong pack to drive at the Falmouth line. However, they encountered stiff resistance from the Falmouth players and it was not until 25 minutes had elapsed that they managed to score two unconverted tries in quick succession to go 10-0 up.

Falmouth would have settled for this score at half time, but with the unrelenting pressure from Camborne they leaked a try when the home flyhalf dummied his way through to touch down under the posts and convert.

Falmouth's task in the second half was now obviously more difficult, but good fortune arrived right at the end of the half when Paul Lower intercepted during a Camborne open movement and passed to Matt Biggins who wisely decided to give Shawn May the honour of outstripping the home defence to score an unconverted try.

With the score at 17-5 Falmouth sensed that they now had the initiative. Skipper Keith Biggins closed the gap with a penalty goal before converting a well-worked try by Jonathan Biggins after a period of sustained Falmouth pressure to make the difference between the sides just two points.

With the light and underfoot conditions deteriorating rapidly Falmouth pressed for the winning points and were rewarded with a penalty goal from Keith Biggins to secure a hard-fought victory.

On Saturday Falmouth "Chiefs" are away to Newquay in another important league game. Both teams are level on points in the table and in need of victory to establish their positions above the relegation zone.

This will be a tight game for Falmouth as they did not play last weekend, but they will be hoping to continue the same form that they produced against Teignmouth a fortnight ago.

Falmouth 'A' are at home against Mounts Bay II in a Merit Table match sponsored by Paul and Maundrell (Accountants) which kicks off at 2:30pm.

Both teams will be announced after training on Thursday evening.