Plenty of Promise Despite Perranporth Loss
Alan Dennis reports on the latest outing for PenFal Colts.
The Colts travelled to Perranporth on Sunday afternoon for their second away match. A few players returned for their first appearance of the campaign, which meant being able to name five substitutes.
As always, a great performance was put in during the first half when the wind was at our backs. This meant to having lots of time in the home side's territory and a 10-0 lead. Perranporth replied well, but PenFal deservedly led 17-14 at the break, despite ending the period with fourteen men due to a sin-binning.
The early period of the second half saw the hosts fail to take advantage of having an extra player as PenFal reacted well, defended impressively and even mounted some great attacks of their own. Unfortunately, PenFal then lost another player to the bin for a dangerous tackle and Perranporth took advantage, crossing for three tries in the period. An impressive late surge from PenFal saw them claim a try back. Much of the remainder of the game was played in Perranporth's '22', but disaster struck when a turnover was conceded and the home side's pacy winger broke clear and run 70m to ground the ball in the corner.
A final score of 40-24 does not tell the full story of this match, as PenFal will rue a few mistakes that ultimately cost them the match that they knew they were capable of winning.