St Ives avoid tougher oppostion for next round
St Ives has an away tie against local rivals, Hayle, in the quarter finals of the Tribute Cornwall Cup. Hayle were given a bye to this round. St Ives will go into this game confidently with a recent bonus point win against The Lions. However, they also will be aware that the semi-final stage will present much tougher opposition, wherever it may come from. Therefore, the need for the squad to attend regular training twice weekly and galvanise their obvious and abundant individual talents is paramount for the prospect of a place in the final.
Of note is the Truro loss to Bude. Although not a full team, Truro would have been expected to win against the opposition from a lower league. Bude look certain to be fighting for promotion in The Tribute Cornwall & Devon league during this season. This is yet another reason for The Hakes to have a consistent training ethic. It also raises the importance of running a reserve team if club ambitions are to be realised.
Results of 1st Round
Newquay Hornets RFC 14 Points v St Ives RFC 59 Point
Bodmin RFC 24 Points v Saltash RFC 66 Points
Truro RFC 25 Points v Bude RFC 45 Points
Falmouth RFC could not raise a side v Wadebridge Camels RFC walk over
Penryn RFC walk over v Pirates Amateurs RFC could not raise a side
Tribute Cornwall Cup Quarter Finals Draw
Penryn RFC v St Austell RFC
Bude RFC v Camborne RFC
Wadebridge Camels RFC v Saltash RFC
Hayle RFC v St Ives RFC
Quarter Finals Matches to played on 17th October 2015
(results & fixtures from www.cornwall-rfu.org.uk)