Eagles Swoop at the Death
By Stuart Quarterman
Late penalty wins the game for Falmouth
Pre-match availability issues gave Coach Sansom several headaches. One was a welcome one as Ellery Jones had returned from holiday and available for selection. Sansom plumped for the in-form Ben Glanfield at nine though. A reward for and acknowledgement of his recent performances.
It is apparent that the Rugby World Cup will give clubs throughout the region problems until November, but noone could question Chairman Nick Hancock's commitment as he travelled from TW1 in the morning to take his place on the bench, having been at Twickenham to watch England defeat Fiji on the Friday night.
It was 15 minutes until the scorers were bothered, when Courtney Richards powered through in the midfield to score. Slack discipline crept in for the Chiefs, conceding penalties that were being converted to keep the hosts score ticking over.
Tom Richards had the kicking responsibilities this week and indeed potted keeping the score close at half time.
It was Tom Richards who put Argaum into the lead in the second half with a trademark score under the posts. Converting to add the extras.
Discipline was to be the Chiefs downfall. Having scored a late penalty to put them in them back in the lead after Falmouth's Irons continued to hit the mark.
The last play of the game resulted in Irons clinching victory for the home team, when he replied to Richards' late effort.
Bitterly disappointed, Argaum will take heart that they look to be able to compete at this level and will take plenty back to Bickleigh Down to work on.