Mon 06 Nov 2017 09:29

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC
Hayle RFC

We returned to winning ways after losing at Bude last week by overcoming Hayle 30-17 at Horsham Fields.

It was our third successive home victory and came after a dominant first half display.

Oaks were 20-0 up at the break, thanks to two tries from Tom Richards after good play by Corey Jamieson and a touch-down in the corner by Joe Rider.

Andy Porter & Matt Neyle-Opie scoring trys in the second half.

Although Hayle came back after half-time with tries by captain Rob Goodman and outside centre Doug Arnull, with TJ Farrell kicking two conversions and a penalty.

“It was a much-needed win for us,” said Oaks coach Callum Cload. “It’s given us confidence to play the rugby we have been practicing.

“First half it all clicked and we went 20-0 up. After the break we switched off for 15 minutes allowing Hayle to score two quick tries.

“But this spurred us to step up and be more clinical, something we have be guilty of not being in previous games.”

He added: “Overall, I was much happier to have five points, but we still are too frantic at times and our discipline has slipped off from the start of the season. It’s always nice to win and have areas to improve on.”