What a final!

As our usual match reporter was unable to attend today I’m afraid it falls to me to report on today’s cup final.

I’m not great at recalling the details, so I apologise for any inaccuracies, and if the try scorers would like their names added – I’d be happy to do that. Just let me know.

However, I can hopefully convey the overall feel of the afternoon.

In one word it was WET.

It’s been a rainy day in Bodmin.

Which made conditions pretty slippy, although not muddy.

And made for a compelling and hard-fought final.

The ascendancy switched back and forth between Roseland and Helston. A scenario which came as a shock to everyone involved – not least because the majority of the Roseland team were on tour this weekend, and several were spotted still in the pub last night!!

To say they looked a bit peaky pre-match would be an understatement.

However, like true Roseland players once the whistle went they dug in, and both attacked and defended supremely well. Scoring 2 tries to Helston’s one in the first quarter.

After that the scoring slowed a bit, but the game continued to bat backwards and forwards.

With 10 minutes to go we were in the lead – 18-19 after Davo converted a penalty.

But unfortunately Helston came back and scored again leaving the final score 21-19.

It was a cracking game to watch, and those spectators who braved the weather, the car park, and the traffic (to whom we are really grateful for their support) thoroughly enjoyed the match, and loudly applauded the team off the pitch.

Also thanks to Shaun Eamers who stepped in to the role of coach and Physio.

It was a strong (if ultimately disappointing) game to end the season.

I hope everyone enjoys their coming weeks off – and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the club on July 4th when summer training starts at Philleigh (and the AGM afterwards!).

In the meantime look out for the Lions Tour competition – coming soon.


Cup Final – 2010 [video]

Roseland Rugby Club playing against Helston in the Skinners Cornish Club Cup final at Camborne in May 2010. (please excuse the Thomas family commentary!)

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