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Redruth
Broadstreet
A Ducker (4), C Fuca, L Vinnicombe
Tries
C Zutic, J Moreton, C Idehen, H Hudson
R Kevern (3)
Conversions
B Cooper, B Cooper
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - RFU National - National League 2 South Full time Attendance 830

Redruth 36 – 24 Broadstreet

It was a day of mixed emotions at the Recreation Ground as the Redruth faithful came to bid a fond farewell to three of the stalwarts at the club, Chris Fuca, Kyle Marriott and Sam Parsons - report by Bill Hooper

All three have contributed hugely to the Reds cause and also that of Cornwall’s in recent seasons and will be sorely missed come next season.
Still they signed off at home with a good win, the highlight being a four try blitz from dazzling winger Alex Ducker
Redruth had the try-scoring bonus point secured by half-time in what proved to be a typical end of season spectacle of running rugby from both sides, with Broadstreet briefly threatening a comeback after the break.
The result pleased forwards coach Gareth Tedstone who said after the game. “Great result to round off the home games, both sides threw caution to the wind and entertained the crowd in sunshine. Given the occasion the boys wanted to go out and put on a show.
“I was delighted in was such a good day for our retirees, all three had great games and I was delighted that Chris Fuca signed off at the Rec with our second try. All three have been phenomenal for the club over the years the standards they have set is an example to the younger players coming through. “
Redruth got the scoreboard ticking over after just 2 minutes when Alex Ducker bamboozled the Broadstreet defence for the first of his tries off a Jack Simmons pass. After he had beaten the first man on the outside you’d put your mortgage on him scoring.
Redruth maintained the pressure with Fuca running strongly to outpace the cover following good work from Parsons, Fuca was not going to be denied after he got his hands on the ball.
A third try came following turnover ball in the Redruth twenty-two, a strong break by Simmons saw him make ground before releasing Lewis Vinnicombe who showed he hasn’t lost any pace for try number three.
Each of those scores was converted by Richie Kevern for a 21-0 lead and at that point it looked like Redruth would run away with it.
Ducker bagged his second before half-time, however Broadstreet managed to pull back a try through flanker Chris Zutic, bettered by full back Ben Cooper.
Marriott had a busy game for the Reds whilst in the backs Simmons looked very sharp as did the alert Dean Bonds and Rob Coote. Luke Hattam and Jake Clemson worked tirelessly in the loose, whilst skipper Richard Brown as ever led by example.

Encouraged, Broadstreet scored two quick-fire tries after the break through replacement James Moreton and flanker Chris Idehen the latter converted by Cooper. Suddenly the game had taken on a different complexion.
Any ruffled Redruth feathers were quickly smoothed with two further Ducker tries completing the Redruth haul with Parsons and Bonds having a helping hand, but wing Harry Hudson’s try for Broadstreet gave them a try-scoring bonus point to take back to Coventry as they look re-group next season in Midlands Premier.
With three minutes to go Chris Fuca left the pitch to a richly deserved and heartfelt standing ovation.
The final whistle brought cheers from the crowd prior to the usual end of season partying in Hell fire Corner and the auctioning of the players’ shirts.
Redruth’s final game will be at Old Redcliffians who will be battling to keep their place in the league, so a hard game is on the cards next Saturday.

Redruth: D Bonds (C Gilbert 69), L Vinnicombe (P Nonu 41), J Simmons, S Parsons, A Ducker, R Kevern, R Coote; L Kivalu (E Salt 53), R Brown (Capt)(M Gidlow 54), C Williams (J Tompsett 53), L Hattam, J Clemson, C Fuca (R Brown 77), S Stevens, K Marriott.
Redruth scores: Tries Ducker (4) Fuca, Vinnicombe, Cons, Kevern (3)

Redruth v Broadstreet
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Broadstreet: B Cooper, E Boxall (S Harman 63), D Glover, J Hickman (E Boxall 70). H Hudson, A Murray, N Thatcher; G Walsh (B Ritchie 35)(J Dodd 52) , L Truslove (S Harcourt 28)(L Truslove 68), J Dodd (G Walsh 41), N Rhodes (J Moreton 28), A Worthington, C Zutic (N Rhodes 63), C Idehen (C Zutic 65), M Dawes.
Broadstreet scores: Tries, Zutic, Moreton , Idehen, Hudson, Cons, Cooper (2)

Referee: Charles Gayther
Crowd: 830
St. Austell Brewery Redruth man-of-the-match: Skipper Richard Brown picked up the accolade on behalf of the whole team.

Gareth Tedstone and Sam Parsons comments.
With just one game to go at Old Redcliffians on Saturday, a side who will be battling to avoid the drop, Redruth have secured fifth place in National League 2 South and in truth the coaching staff at the Reds can feel that it’s mission accomplished.
Forwards coach Gareth Tedstone was pleased with the performance of the side for their final home game of the season a 36-24 win against relegated Broadstreet. “A great way to round off the home games for this season, an entertaining game of rugby for the large crowd on what was a pretty emotional day. Both sides entered into the spirit of the occasion and looked to throw the ball around.
“If it had been mid-season I probably would have had a few gripes about our defence but the boys wanted to put a show on today.
It was a final game for a trio of players who will be stepping down at the end of the season, Chris Fuca, Kyle Marriott and Sam Parsons. Marriott has been confirmed as the new player coach at St. Austell for next season.
“It was written in the stars that Fucs would score today, what a way for him to bow out getting on the score-sheet no better tribute to him.
“All three lads have been an example to all at the club, the work they have put in at training and then on a match day is huge testament to their contribution to the cause. They are going to be big boots to fill next season between them they must have racked up well over 650 games for the Reds, the exciting thing is we have got good youngsters to come in and it’s now up to them to step up.
Players like Brad Howe and Connor Gilbert have shown what they are capable of this season. There will probably be additions to the squad over the summer, we will look around and see who wants to take on the challenge of playing at this level and bettering their playing skills. We will need to add depth to the squad for next season.
One of the three retirees centre Sam Parsons spoke after the game. “It was an emotional day, I made my first appearance here back in 2007 so it’s been a long time and big part of my life.
Asked about a stand out memory from his time at Redruth. “It’s hard to pick one out, a couple of the cup wins in the old EDF cup, we pushed London Welsh close down here, but it has to be your teammates friends for life who you can always count on.
Parsons also has much to be proud of when playing for Cornwall. “Being part of the back-to-back wins in 2015/16 and the wonderful support from Trelawny’s Army have made for some great memories, rugby is an awesome game.
Asked about his future Parsons said. “I am going to have a break for a year from rugby, maybe play some soccer! If I miss it I could well be back, I am not retiring just taking a break.”

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Key moments

2:00
Try Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
3:00
Conversion Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
6:00
Try Chris Fuca scores for Redruth
7:00
Conversion Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
17:00
Try Lewis Vinnicombe scores for Redruth
18:00
Conversion Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
24:00
Try Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
34:00
Try Christopher Zutic scores for Broadstreet
35:00
Conversion Benjamin Cooper kicks a conversion for Broadstreet
43:00
Try James Moreton scores for Broadstreet
45:00
Try Christopher Idehen scores for Broadstreet
46:00
Conversion Benjamin Cooper kicks a conversion for Broadstreet
54:00
Try Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
61:00
Try Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
66:00
Try Harry Hudson scores for Broadstreet

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Redruth v Broadstreet
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Redruth v Broadstreet

Highlights

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77:00 Sub On
Richard Brown is substituted on for Redruth
77:00 Sub Off
Chris Fuca is substituted off for Redruth
70:00 Sub Off
Joshua Hickman is substituted off for Broadstreet
70:00 Sub On
Edmund Boxall is substituted on for Broadstreet
69:00 Sub On
Connor Gilbert is substituted on for Redruth
69:00 Sub Off
Dean Bonds is substituted off for Redruth
68:00 Sub Off
Sam Harcourt is substituted off for Broadstreet
68:00 Sub On
Luke Truslove is substituted on for Broadstreet
67:00 Missed Conversion
Benjamin Cooper misses a conversion for Broadstreet
66:00 Try 36 - 24
Harry Hudson scores for Broadstreet
65:00 Sub On
Christopher Zutic is substituted on for Broadstreet
65:00 Sub Off
Christopher Idehen is substituted off for Broadstreet
63:00 Sub On
Scott Harman is substituted on for Broadstreet
63:00 Sub On
Nicholas Rhodes is substituted on for Broadstreet
63:00 Sub Off
Christopher Zutic is substituted off for Broadstreet
63:00 Sub Off
Edmund Boxall is substituted off for Broadstreet
62:00 Missed Conversion
Richard Kevern misses a conversion for Redruth
61:00 Try 36 - 19
Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
55:00 Missed Conversion
Richard Kevern misses a conversion for Redruth
54:00 Sub Off
Richard Brown is substituted off for Redruth
54:00 Sub On
Matt Gidlow is substituted on for Redruth
54:00 Try 31 - 19
Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
53:00 Sub On
Eliot Salt is substituted on for Redruth
53:00 Sub Off
Craig Williams is substituted off for Redruth
53:00 Sub On
Jess Tompsett is substituted on for Redruth
53:00 Sub Off
Tipiloma Kivalu is substituted off for Redruth
46:00 Conversion 26 - 19
Benjamin Cooper kicks a conversion for Broadstreet
45:00 Try 26 - 17
Christopher Idehen scores for Broadstreet
44:00 Missed Conversion
Benjamin Cooper misses a conversion for Broadstreet
43:00 Try 26 - 12
James Moreton scores for Broadstreet
40:00 Sub On
George Walsh is substituted on for Broadstreet
40:00 Sub Off
Jake Dodd is substituted off for Broadstreet
40:00 Sub Off
Lewis Vinnicombe is substituted off for Redruth
40:00 Sub On
Palepoi Nonu is substituted on for Redruth
End of period 1
35:00 Sub On
Ben Ritchie is substituted on for Broadstreet
35:00 Sub Off
George Walsh is substituted off for Broadstreet
35:00 Conversion 26 - 7
Benjamin Cooper kicks a conversion for Broadstreet
34:00 Try 26 - 5
Christopher Zutic scores for Broadstreet
28:00 Sub Off
Nicholas Rhodes is substituted off for Broadstreet
28:00 Sub On
James Moreton is substituted on for Broadstreet
28:00 Sub Off
Luke Truslove is substituted off for Broadstreet
28:00 Sub On
Sam Harcourt is substituted on for Broadstreet
25:00 Missed Conversion
Richard Kevern misses a conversion for Redruth
24:00 Try 26 - 0
Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
18:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
17:00 Try 19 - 0
Lewis Vinnicombe scores for Redruth
7:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
6:00 Try 12 - 0
Chris Fuca scores for Redruth
3:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Richard Kevern kicks a conversion for Redruth
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Alex Ducker scores for Redruth
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Redruth
  • Broadstreet
  • 0
  • Alex Ducker Try 2:00'
  • Richard Kevern Conversion 3:00'
  • Chris Fuca Try 6:00'
  • Richard Kevern Conversion 7:00'
  • Lewis Vinnicombe Try 17:00'
  • Richard Kevern Conversion 18:00'
  • Alex Ducker Try 24:00'
  • Sam Harcourt Sub On 28:00'
  • Luke Truslove Sub Off 28:00'
  • James Moreton Sub On 28:00'
  • Nicholas Rhodes Sub Off 28:00'
  • Christopher Zutic Try 34:00'
  • Benjamin Cooper Conversion 35:00'
  • Ben Ritchie Sub On 35:00'
  • George Walsh Sub Off 35:00'
  • Palepoi Nonu Sub On 40:00'
  • Lewis Vinnicombe Sub Off 40:00'
  • Jake Dodd Sub Off 40:00'
  • George Walsh Sub On 40:00'
  • James Moreton Try 43:00'
  • Christopher Idehen Try 45:00'
  • Benjamin Cooper Conversion 46:00'
  • Jess Tompsett Sub On 53:00'
  • Craig Williams Sub Off 53:00'
  • Eliot Salt Sub On 53:00'
  • Tipiloma Kivalu Sub Off 53:00'
  • Alex Ducker Try 54:00'
  • Richard Brown Sub Off 54:00'
  • Matt Gidlow Sub On 54:00'
  • Alex Ducker Try 61:00'
  • Edmund Boxall Sub Off 63:00'
  • Scott Harman Sub On 63:00'
  • Nicholas Rhodes Sub On 63:00'
  • Christopher Zutic Sub Off 63:00'
  • Christopher Zutic Sub On 65:00'
  • Christopher Idehen Sub Off 65:00'
  • Harry Hudson Try 66:00'
  • Sam Harcourt Sub Off 68:00'
  • Luke Truslove Sub On 68:00'
  • Dean Bonds Sub Off 69:00'
  • Connor Gilbert Sub On 69:00'
  • Edmund Boxall Sub On 70:00'
  • Joshua Hickman Sub Off 70:00'
  • Chris Fuca Sub Off 77:00'
  • Richard Brown Sub On 77:00'

Team selection

Bonds, Dean Bonds, Dean
Vinnicombe, Lewis Vinnicombe, Lewis
Simmons, Jack Simmons, Jack
Parsons, Samuel Parsons, Samuel
Ducker, Alex Ducker, Alex
Kevern, Richard Kevern, Richard
Coote, Robert Coote, Robert
Marriott, Kyle Marriott, Kyle
Stevens, Samuel Stevens, Samuel
Fuca, Chris Fuca, Chris
Clemson, Jake Clemson, Jake
Hattam, Luke Hattam, Luke
Williams, Craig Williams, Craig
Brown, Richard Brown, Richard
Kivalu, Tipiloma Kivalu, Tipiloma
Redruth
Broadstreet
  • 1. George Walsh
  • 2. Luke Truslove
  • 3. Jake Dodd
  • 4. Nicholas Rhodes
  • 5. Antony Worthington
  • 6. Christopher Zutic
  • 7. Christopher Idehen
  • 8. Morgan Dawes
  • 9. Nicholas Thatcher
  • 10. Andrew Murray
  • 11. Harry Hudson
  • 12. Joshua Hickman
  • 13. Dale Glover
  • 14. Edmund Boxall
  • 15. Benjamin Cooper
  • 16. Sam Harcourt
  • 17. Ben Ritchie
  • 18. James Moreton
  • 19. Jamie Robinson
  • 20. Scott Harman

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22
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19
24
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52
29
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36
London Irish Wild Geese
26
66
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Cinderford 30 143
2. Chinnor 30 131
3. Redingensians Rams 30 112
4. Taunton Titans 30 101
5. Redruth 30 89
6. Tonbridge Juddians 30 86
7. Worthing Raiders 30 81

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