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Redruth 1st XV - Match centre

Old Albanian
N Webber, D Rutter, B Janes
Sat 24 Oct 14:00 - RFU National League - National League 2 South Full time

Old Albanian 34 Redruth 15


Reds pointless despite putting in a good display away from home.


The final scoreline does not do justice to a committed Redruth effort in Hertfordshire, the reds were competitive throughout against one of the best teams in the league and a little unlucky not to come home with a bonus point.

There was rain at lunchtime but conditions were good when Redruth kicked off with a strong breeze at their backs on an overcast day at the Woolams.

Without injured skipper Damien Cook Redruth were under pressure from the start and in the opening minutes they made a number of good tackles with Brett Rule and Neilson Webber strong in midfield.

After conceding three penalties Redruth lost Tommy Phillips to a yellow card for coming in at the side of a ruck near the line after 7 minutes.
The OA’s made the man advantage count five minutes later when a loose kick gave them space to counterattack and good handling in an 80 meter move saw Mike Allen go over in the corner for an unconverted try.
Redruth got on level terms after 25 minutes when Webber picked up a loose ball and ran 35 meters down the right hand touchline to score near the posts, Murray Westren’s conversion hitting an upright and bouncing out.
The hosts were well organised and inventive as you would expect from a side coached by James Shanahan the previous Plymouth Albion coach. Skipper Billy Johnson brushed off a tackle to open up a lot of space before fly half Max Malins was able to dive over for a try that he also converted after 29 minutes. As the hosts took a 12-5 advantage into the break.

At the interval Redruth introduced Sam Stevens at scrum half with Peter Joyce and Ashley Lawton coming on in the forwards, it was Lawton who made the early yards before good handling involving Chris Fuca, Tom Cowan-Dickie and Tom Notman ended with Dan Rutter going over for a try that went unconverted four minutes into the second half.

Sloppy play from the restart saw Redruth concede a penalty that Malins put over from 35 meters, a few minutes later full back Nick Foster made the most of a loose ball to run in a try in the left hand corner that Malins converted to open up a 12 point lead.
Cowan-Dickie and Marriott did a lot of good work and the reds hit back with a spirited try while the Referee playing advantage, good handling in the backs saw Brad Janes show a lot of determination to go over in the corner for Redruth’s third unconverted try as the game entered the final quarter.
Flanker Harry Bate got the bonus point try for the home side and Redruth were kept in their own half for much of the last ten minutes as they conceded three successive penalties, however the reds tried to counterattack when ever the ball went loose.

With Luke Hatttam, Webber and Stevens limping off in injury time Allen went over for his second try with a good finish for Malins to convert from wide out to put some gloss on the score for the home side.

Old Albanian
Tries: Allen 2, Malins, Foster, Bate
Con: Malins 3
Pen Malins
N Foster; J Spiers, C Lombaard, C May, M Allen; M Malins, M Thompson;; H King, G Warner, C Garside, L Bickle, B Johnson (Capt), J Billows, H Bate, S Lunnon
Reps all used; A Taylor, B Walliker, C Stevens, J Pasqualin, O Marchon

Tries: Webber, Rutter, Janes
Yellow card: Phillips
M Westren (Rep B Keast 10-18 Min); B Janes, N Webber (Rep D Rutter 78 Min), S Parsons (Capt), T Notman; B Rule (Rep S Stevens h-t Rep B Rule 79 Min)), D Rutter (Rep A Hosking 61 Min); T Phillips (Rep B Keast 55 Min), R Brown, C Williams (Rep P Joyce h-t), C Fuca, L Hattam (Rep M Gidlow 79 Min), M Gidlow (Rep A Lawton h-t), T Cowan-Dickie, K Marriott

RedRobin Bourke (RFU)

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

Key moments

Try Nielson Webber scores for Redruth
Try Dan Rutter scores for Redruth
Try Bradley Janes scores for Redruth
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Albanian
  • Redruth
  • 0
  • Tommy Phillips Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Billy Keast Sub On 10:00'
  • Murray Westren Sub Off 10:00'
  • Murray Westren Sub On 18:00'
  • Billy Keast Sub Off 18:00'
  • Nielson Webber Try 25:00'
  • Peter Joyce Sub On 40:00'
  • Samuel Stevens Sub On 40:00'
  • Brett Rule Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ashley Lawton Sub On 40:00'
  • Matt Gidlow Sub Off 40:00'
  • Craig Williams Sub Off 40:00'
  • Dan Rutter Try 44:00'
  • Tommy Phillips Sub Off 55:00'
  • Billy Keast Sub On 55:00'
  • Bradley Janes Try 60:00'
  • Dan Rutter Sub Off 61:00'
  • Ashley Hosking Sub On 61:00'
  • Nielson Webber Sub Off 78:00'
  • Dan Rutter Sub On 78:00'
  • Matt Gidlow Sub On 79:00'
  • Luke Hattam Sub Off 79:00'
  • Dan Rutter Sub On 79:00'
  • Samuel Stevens Sub Off 79:00'

Team selection

Westren, Murray Westren, Murray
Janes, Bradley Janes, Bradley
Webber, Nielson Webber, Nielson
Parsons, Samuel Parsons, Samuel
Notman, Tom Notman, Tom
Rule, Brett Rule, Brett
Rutter, Dan Rutter, Dan
Marriott, Kyle Marriott, Kyle
Cowan-Dickie, Thomas Cowan-Dickie, Thomas
Gidlow, Matt Gidlow, Matt
Hattam, Luke Hattam, Luke
Fuca, Chris Fuca, Chris
Williams, Craig Williams, Craig
Brown, Richard Brown, Richard
Phillips, Tommy Phillips, Tommy

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Cambridge 29 124
2. Old Albanian 29 123
3. Bishops Stortford 29 110
4. Redruth 29 104
5. Taunton Titans 30 102
6. Bury St. Edmunds 30 71
7. Redingensians 30 71

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