St Ives Add Cup to Season's Spoils
Lankelly Fowey 10 : 48 St Ives
On Saturday 16th April St Ives rounded off an incredibly successful season. In their final match (Imperial Medics were unable to fulfil their fixture on Easter Sunday) the Hakes played a well drilled and competitive Lankelly Fowey from the Tribute Cornwall 1 League. Played on the main pitch at Redruth with a 2:30pm kick off, a fair breeze and warm Easter weather provided the back drop for a highly entertaining game. However, this was not nearly as easy as the score suggests. Indeed, it was Lankelly-Fowey who made all the running in the first quarter, with much time spent in the opponents' 22. Only after the east Cornwall side had taken the lead with a well earned try did St Ives get into their stride. Such was the serious effort mounted by the opposition.
St Ives responded with a flowing move to bring the scores level. From here on in their extra pace and fitness continued to be apparent. Further tries highlighted their growing superiority and by half time the score reflected this.
Further tries were added and the crowd, many of whom were there to watch the senior final between St Austell and Launceston from 4:30pm, realised the very respectable quality of play in the lower echelons of the leagues in the county.
Only in the last quarter of the match were mistakes a little more evident on both sides as players began to tire and concentration wain. St Ives completed the match with a final try under the posts.