HAYLE leapfrogged Newquay into top spot in the Cornwall One rugby league as the Hornets became the latest team to feel the wrath of a resurgent Veor.
With two consecutive defeats, Newquay have surrendered their once strong lead ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash between the title rivals at Hayle’s Memorial Park. Veor’s 7-13 triumph at the Sports Centre, coupled with Hayle’s 15-8 win at St Agnes, leave the fresh table toppers three points in front with a far superior points difference.
However, a win for Newquay this Saturday would return them to the summit and fill them with the confidence they will need in the four fixtures that would remain.
Veor’s recent improvements were clearly on show as they delivered a brilliant defensive display, holding Newquay to just the one try, scored by Dan Bradford, converted by Kyle Plummer. Playing with the strong wind in the first half, Veor’s Paul Carter went over for a converted try. The Camborne-based outfit added two penalty kicks to maintain an advantage that was never surpassed.
Having matched each other so closely for the majority of the season, even drawing 10-10 back in January, Saturday’s eagerly-awaited tie could form the fixture of the season and go a long way to crowning Cornwall’s champion.