Roseland Suffer Shock Home Defeat

Another fine report by T.O.G. Corner regular Nick Sylvester.

Roseland 22 St Agnes 29

At last the heavens provided some dry weather for this eagerly awaited Sponsors Day fixture against St Agnes while presenting an excellent opportunity for Roseland to build on last week’s away win at Illogan Park. Although the visitors have already failed to fulfil a couple of league fixtures in 2018, Roseland were well aware that St Agnes still possess plenty of talent and experience from within their small squad, having suffered a home defeat back in October.

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Roseland Scrape Victory

Illogan Park 11 – Roseland 13

On Saturday afternoon all the rugby talk was of the impending clash between England and Wales at Twickenham but their were far more pressing matters at hand before that trivial clash. The big game on Saturday was Roseland versus Illogan Park at Illogan.

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Veor hold off Roseland Challenge

Veor 27 – Roseland 13

On Saturday Roseland travelled to play fourth placed Veor. Roseland had been unfortunate enough to play the top 4 sides on consecutive weekends. However unperturbed by this Roseland travelled with confidence despite missing several regular starters.

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Roseland Battle Valiantly

A report written by T.O.G Corner regular Nick Sylvester.

Roseland 10 – Newquay Hornets 20

Roseland welcomed Newquay Hornets to Philleigh last Saturday with the home side determined to avenge defeat following a close encounter at Newquay back in September. This was the third of a particularly tough run of fixtures with Roseland determined to return to winning ways. Although the pitch was inevitably heavy and energy sapping, the rain at least relented in time for kick-off.

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Roseland Battle in the Mud

Bodmin 24 – Roseland 0

On yet another wet and windy afternoon Roseland travelled to Bodmin for their third league game.
Once again Roseland had been forced into some last minute changes to the side. The other surprise awaiting Roseland was that Bodmin’s main pitch was deemed unsafe for play so the match was moved to Bodmin’s second pitch.

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Roseland Come Unstuck in the Mud

Roseland 0 – Liskard-Looe 44

Saturday saw Roseland entertain league leaders Liskard-Looe at Philleigh.
The match was played in some of the worst conditions seen for a long time.
The pitch held up remarkably well though given the amount of rain that has fallen recently.
At the end of the game all the players trudged off the pitch four stone heavier than the start with the extra mud and water in their kit.

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Roseland start with a Bang

Camborne School of Mines 18 – Roseland 30

The first Saturday in January saw the return of league rugby for Roseland.
Having made the top 8 of the Cornwall League pre-Christmas Roseland are now in the Cornwall One League and have 14 weeks of back to back league action.
They opened their league campaign with a visit to Penryn RFC to play Camborne School of Mines.

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Roseland Fall Agonisingly Short

Camborne School of Mines 12 – Roseland 10

On Saturday Roseland travelled the short distance to Penryn RFC to take on Camborne School of Mines (CSM) in the Tribute Cornwall League. The pitch and the weather were near perfect for running rugby despite the moderate breeze blowing down the pitch from the Mabe end.

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Camelford Game Cancelled

Unfortunately Saturdays home fixture versus Camelford has been cancelled. Camelford sadly couldn’t raise a team.

Saturday 2nd Decemeber Roseland are away to Helston and there is a bus available to and from St Mawes for both players and supporters.

A match report on last Saturday’s agonising defeat to Camborne School of Mines will be posted soon.

Yellow Cards Cost Roseland

Roseland 14 – Bodmin 44

Second placed Bodmin arrived at Philleigh on Saturday afternoon having not played at Roseland for several seasons following their successful stint in the Cornwall and Devon League however they arrived on Saturday hopeful of another 5 point win and despite Roseland resilience they came away the victors.

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