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News Archive > Sport > Carr drives Colts to the county cup

Carr drives Colts to the county cup

By Gareth Rowett 3rd May 2017

Carr drives Colts to the county cup
CUP WINNERS: Captain Ethan Vincent receives the trophy from Ian Gordon

ST AUSTELL'S Jake Carr scored four tries as the St Austell Colts fought from 12-0 down to win the Colts County Cup with a stunning victory in a thriller against the Cornish All Blacks.

Carr dotted down four times and scrum-half Daniel Tyrrell once as the Saints edged a great game of rugby 27-22 in front of a packed Tregorrick Park.

Launceston were on top in the early exchanges and after just 90 seconds they had the first score of the match through Charlie Wevill, with full-back Jordan Cunningham adding the extras.

Joe Vanstone added a second try in the 14th minute, with St Austell failing to get into the game.

They finally settled and after a good period of pressure they got on the scoreboard for the first time after 17 minutes when Carr dived over under a crowd of players to touch down.

St Austell then took over with man of the match Eliot Salt influential, the prop was held up just before the line before Carr crossed for his second try just before the half hour.

On the stroke of half-time Carr completed his hat-trick when a neat reverse pass from Jake Welch set the Saints’ winger on his way and he wriggled through a couple of Launceston opponents to give the hosts a 15-12 half-time lead.

They continued where they left off after the restart as a great offload put Carr in again and he scored his fourth try of the match, just 30 seconds after the restart.

Launceston were not to be outdone and they fought back with Harry Brewerton scoring before Vanstone got his second try, leaving the score at 22-20 with just six minutes to play.

St Austell though used all the expertise and made sure that the cup was coming back to Tregorrick when Tyrrell bounced over, with Welch adding the extras.

The Saints then held strong for the remaining minutes with Launceston applying some strong pressure but St Austell held strong and when the referee’s final whistle blew they could celebrate completing a cup double with the club’s Senior side.

By Gareth Rowett 3rd May 2017

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