Senior Match Reports (149)
Chiefs & Wanderers
Argaum gain close win in a scrappy game!
Loose forward rushes predominated in a rather scrappy game at Roborough which Argaum won by a goal and three tries to a pnealty goal and a try. The cornish club has the misfortune to lose their hooker but generaly lacked finishing power. Canham, Pearce, Mahoney and Major scored tries for Plymouth, Hayter converting one. For Launceston Cumming got an opportunist try in the second half to which Shaddick added a penalty goal. Lake was the pick of the loser's backs.
A draw might have reflected the run of play more fairly in the game at Central Park which Argaum managed to win by the odd conversion. Searle opened the winners' account, but Bishop, the visitors' clever stand-off, soon equalled the try. Sloane then made the running for Ashleigh's try, which Hayter converted. From the loose Colebeck touched down for Civil Service.
Argaum A came through their stiffest test of the season so far with credit and thanks largely to the deft handling of their backs won by two goals and two tries to a goal and a try. Pooley, Gilbey, and Magill crossed in the first half, Magill adding a conversion in a belated rally Smith and Naylor scored tries for the sailors - Trigg converting one. Argaum clinched matters when Magill goaled a final score from Gilbey.
St. Columba were unable to hold the unbeaten Argaum team at Roborough, but succeeded in scoring a try through Keast, which broke their opponents' line record. Argaum, whose total comprised two goals and five tries, led 9—3 at the interval, their scorers being Hughes and two by Kingwell, who injured a shoulder in touching down his second try. After the interval tries were added by Daly, Littler, Farren, and Metters, who at full-back also goaled two.
After holding their opponents to a 6 interval lead, the Jesters were forced to give way to experience, and Argaum A won by 3 goals and tries to one goal. Tries were scored by Sugden (2), Major (2), Dunne, Gibson, and Burns for Argaum, and conversions were made by Whiting (2) and Bennett. Stuttaford touched down for the Jesters, and Reed converted.
Although Argaum lost Metters. their full-back, early in the game, the fourteen reshuffled players were still able to win by a goal to nil. The College had a lively, fast-moving pack, which held its own during a pointless first half. Argaum's superiority rear of the scrum . then became apparent. Daly, at scrum-half, kicked ahead after a blind side run and touched down for Douglas to convert.
Two of the strongest teams in the Plymouth Combination met a gruelling game at the Brickfields, and Argaum, with the heavier and more vigorous pack, ran out winners by two goals to one penalty goal. Yendell, Young, and Close stood out in the visitors' fast-moving back division, but they were foiled by keen marking and the adverse conditions. The civilians' tries —one in each half resulted from concerted dribbles. Blackburn and Douglas touched down, and the latter goaled both tries. Wreford and scrum-half Daly worked hard for the winners.
The speed and dash of their " threes" paved the way for Argaum's victory at Roborough by a goal and five tries to one try. Launceston dominated the lineout during the first half, and after Pooley's opening try levelled the score through Hitchins. The Cornish club's defence fell away when Magill cut through the centre to score and convert, and further tries were added by Sugden (2), Dunne, and Griffiths. Argaum's pack decisive.
Play at Roborough was confined largely to the forwards. After holding Argaum to a 6-5 lead and dominating the line-outs and tight scrummages, the visitors lost Williams and with him much of their fire. Timoney. Dobell. Gibbs, Major, Dunne, and Whiting touched down for the home team and the lastnamed added a penalty. A conversion was made by Sugden. Excell scored for the Regiment and May converted.
Although the match at Dartmouth was closely contested open play was restricted by the monotonous touch finding of the home team, several of whom lacked experience. With the slope in their favour the Plymouth club attacked fiercely. Major's attempt to drop a goal fell just short, and a good follow up by Gourlay and Griffins saw the last named cross over. Magill adding the extras. In the loose the Dartmouth for- wards were well led, but their quick heeling from the tight went unrewarded.
With forwards and backs combining well in handling moves and loose rushes. Plymouth Argaum , romped home easy winners of an open game at Roborough by three goals and three tries to a try. The sailors lacked experience as a team, but were well represented at fly-half by Organ and by Lee. at wing-three-quarters, who made their only score. Argaum's tries came from Rhodes, Kirk, Wreford, Blackburn and Gilbey. Baker. Dalv and Bennett adding goal points, the last named from a very difficult angle.
Depleted Argaum A's first defeat of season.
Fielding only fourteen men Argaum A suffered their first defeat of the season at Torpoint, their only reply to the home total of a goal, 3 penalty goals and a try being a solitary penalty goal from Magill The visiting backs, denied an adequate scrum service, were literally faded out of the picture. Williams goaled three penalties for Raleigh, and converted a try by Ross. After a brilliant interception Boyes raced through to score an unconverted try.
Two well-matched packs monopolised most of a rather scrappy game at Cross. Argaum, hard hit by injuries, managed to win by two tries to nil, but failed to exploit to the full their " outside " supremacy. Scrum-half Daly crossed from the blind side of a scrummage during the first half, and Douglas followed up a diagonal kick to add a second try. Baker led the winners' pack well, and Palmer was cool at full-back. Horsham distinguished himself In the home eight.
Roborough. Plymouth Argaum won their Boxing Day game against O.P.M.s by a solitary try to nil. Play was hard and robust, but movement generally lacked polish. W. Hitchins heeling well, the virile home forwards controlled the first half, and ten minutes from the interval Douglas, at stand-off. received and crossed over after a 30- yard run. In mid-field the visitors' backs looked dangerous, with Beamish prominent at centre, but their attacks petered out against an alert defence. Argaum came near to increasing their lead when Douglas went just wide with a drop kick. Ball and Mutton, the respective full-backs, were in excellent form, and Blackburn stood out in the winners' pack.