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.

Roseland were forced into a late reshuffle with a couple of players having to pull out due to work commitments.
Roseland kicked the game off playing down the slope but unusually against the wind. For much of the first half the game was even with both sides trying to play decent rugby despite the conditions.
Until about 35 minutes the only score was a solitary penalty to Liskard. Roseland had an attempt but it fell just short. Around the 35 minute mark Liskard finally broke the Roseland defence to score a converted try. Liskard then grabbed another try shortly before half time to lead 15-0.

The second half saw Liskard show why they are undefeated this season. Despite valiant defence from Roseland and some attacking endeavour of their own Liskard started to show some class. In a game with few clear chances to score when the chance arose for Liskard they were clinical. They were ably assisted by their fly half who had an excellent game with the boot from the tee in atrocious kicking conditions.
The final score of 44-0 flattered Liskard really, they scored a try right at the death, and Roseland certainly deserved at least a score from the game.

Roseland travel to Bodmin on Saturday for another tough game. The match maybe played on the 4G pitch at Bodmin College if the main ground is considered unsuitable.