Barnstaple force leaders Redruth into hard-earned victory
- Credit: Derek Parnell & Bob Collins
Barnstaple frustrated National Two leaders Redruth for most of a one-way second half before subsiding to a 19-3 defeat
Barum, who have only won twice so far this season, were 19-3 down at half time and heading towards another defeat.
Redruth made three serious incursions into Barnstaple’s half before the break and came away with a try each time.
Barnstaple managed a Jake Murphy penalty and were unlucky not to score from a catch-drive move that did not quite make it from five metres out.
Redruth’s injury count went up during the same passages of play and one of their reshuffles ended-up with hooker Mackenzie Oliver going on to the left wing.
Barnstaple defended a series of five-metre scrums, penalty line-outs and old-fashioned pick-‘n’-goes to prevent Redruth scoring a bonus-point try.
The game ended in frustration for Redruth as their forwards got over the line in a driven maul but were unable to get the ball down for a score.
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