Truro RFC 14-10 Chard RFC

A GOOD crowd turned up to watch this encounter at the excellent Truro club with their splendid new stand and although it was an error strewn affair, they got good entertainment value for their entrance fee.

Chard did however take one point from the game by virtue of finishing  within 7pts.

Chard started the game really well, and following a break down the right wing the ball got into the hands of Huw Edwards who crossed the whitewash after 5minutes play but  Oscar Anderson was unable to nail the conversion. 5-0.

Some handling errors by Chard turned the ball over to the hosts but  solid tackling keep them at bay. However, after 20minutes they did get the break through and crossed for a try which was converted to put them 7-5 ahead.

The Chard pack were again playing well, and Dave Biss in the Chard front row was giving his opposite number a particularly hard time and the Chard eight in general were well on top particularly in the. set piece.

Chard had a golden opportunity to take  the lead on the stroke of half time when they were awarded a penalty right in front of the posts but they opted to kick to the corner and go for a try which sadly came to nothing.

At the break it was 7-5, and Chard started the second half very poorly in terms of getting out of their own half and a catalogue of handling and kicking errors gave Truro several golden opportunities to capitalise but some terrific tackling not to mention some dreadful handling by the home side prevented any more scores during this period.

In fact the table was turned when Chards elusive young winger Fin Shoemark scored a sensational try when somehow he picked off a high ball well inside his own half and outpaced the home side to score a great try.

The conversion attempt from Emile Szydelko narrowly went wide but Chard now had a slender 3 pt lead. 7-10

Chard were down to 14 for ten minutes, when Trae Gosling was yellow carded.

In a frantic finish Truro managed to squeeze over for a late converted try to win 14-10 which was a bit tough on Chard but the one point gained might  prove crucial at the end of the season.

It will be a frantic end to the season with several teams including Chard fighting for their lives. One of the other teams involved are Sherborne who had a good win against Wellington.

Next Saturday Chard are at home to Wadebridge with the game kicking off at 2 30pm. Supporters are asked to turn out in force to support their team.