On Easter Monday St Ives RFC welcomed Newquay Hornets to Alexandra Road in their latest Tribute Cornwall & Devon league game. It was apparent, however, soon after Newquay arrived at the ground, that they could only muster 10 or 12 players. The decision was made by their officials to award the game to St Ives as a home walk over meaning that the Hakes took the 5 points by default.
Despite Newquay travelling with only 10 or 12 players the spirit of the game was kept alive when it was decided that in place of the fully competitive match a friendly should be played between both sides so that at least it could be treated as a training session.
The two 20 minute periods that followed were dominated by the St Ives players who ran in 6 or 7 tries without reply from the opposition, but the session was played out in good spirits from both sides.
The 5 points awarded sees the Hakes maintain second place in the league table 10 points behind leaders Bude and 10 points ahead of 3rd placed Withycombe who have 3 games in hand over St Ives.
The Hakes are back in action this coming Saturday when they travel to Bodmin for their latest league game. Kick off in Bodmin is scheduled for 3:00pm any travelling support would be very welcome.
Meanwhile, the club is delighted to announce the appointment of a new club stewardess, Lindsey Griffiths. Formerly from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Lindsey has plenty of experience in the hospitality industry, having run a couple of pubs in the past. Now living in Hayle, where she ran a shop, she is looking forward to developing use of the clubhouse.
"I don't just want to be serving beer. I would like to promote the use of the clubhouse and see more people through the doors."