Rugby: Tonbridge Juddians burnt by yellow card fever on way to Hell Fire Corner

Pam Mills

TONBRIDGE JUDDIANS headed back to the south-west for a first visit to Redruth and Hell Fire Corner, a notorious part of their pitch. It proved as tough as their trip at Barnstaple last month.

Redruth had secured their four-try bonus point before half-time. It took the Reds four minutes to score as their elusive winger weaved through some poor defence to touch down in the corner.

TJs got on the scoreboard after a good period of pressure, Nathan Holmes slotting a penalty.

A Redruth penalty to the corner led to their lock forcing his way over the line for their second try.

The Reds kept up their dominance and earned a penalty try in the first of the TJ three yellow cards – lock Dave Irvine was the first to go.

Holmes managed a second penalty but the home side scored again when A J Cant scored his second try with another mazy run.

In the second half ruthless Redruth released their full-back to score in the corner.

Two more yellows for TJs saw Ryan Jackson and Finlay Coxon-Smith binned in quick succession and the TJ defence was fully stretched as a result.

Redruth unleashed a series of drives in Hell Fire Corner which ended with their seventh try.

TJs secured the last score as lock Luke Bellinger finished off a set of drives with a dive to the line.

TJs sit in 11th place in National Two South and now entertain third-placed Taunton Titans to The Slade on Saturday (December 16, kick-off 2pm).

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