Bolingey Barbarian’s faced a well organised Camborne Vets in what has become the traditional season opener at Perranporth.
The Barbarians had their work cut out with Camborne’s backs enjoying good quality service from the set piece. They were rewarded with a try after ten minutes, creating space with a line break which sent Camborne’s strong running inside centre through to touch down between the posts.
This pattern set the tone for the remainder of the first half with Bolingey unable to plug the holes created by Camborne who ran in three more unopposed before the whistle.
A team talk during the break seemed to pay dividends for the Barbarians, Nathan Thomas was delighted to open the account five minutes from the restart with a fine try. Indeed it was Bolingey that scored next with Tim Gay powering over for their second.
Camborne replied two minutes later with a forward drive extending their lead, they put the result beyond doubt in the closing phases with a kick ahead from attack, the ensuing chase by the Bolingey defence creating a frantic scramble which was won by Camborne to finish a fine team effort played in the usual good natured Barbarian rugby spirit.
In his ‘third half’ match report back at the Bolingey Inn, Barbarian’s Chairman Roger Mead, was magnanimous . . . ”A great game and fine draw”.
Charitable donations, a remarkable total of £1169.50 received on the day, well done and thank you to one and all who played and supported.