PLYMOUTH COLLEGE XV TO THE FORE

Plymouth College centre Ollie Clenaghan scored a superb solo try as the first XV maintained their winning start to the new schools season with a 15-8 triumph at Truro College.

 

With seconds remaining and Truro on the attack, quick thinking Clenaghan intercepted a home pass and sped in from the halfway line to secure victory.

 

Skipper Charlie Attis converted and Plymouth extended their flying start to four wins from four ahead of tomorow’s trip to Exeter School (1430).

 

Winger Ellery Jones also scored a second half try for the visitors while fly half Attis’ first half penalty meant the sides were level 3-3 at half time.

 

Front row forward John Mason - like Attis an upper sixth student at Plymouth College – said: “Ollie’s try was a bit special. Once he got the ball there was no catching him, he just sprinted away from the halfway line.”

 

Attis agreed: “It was a great try and there was no coming back for Truro after that because it was in the last minute of the game.”

 

Both Attis and Mason were in last season’s outstanding Plymouth College side, that won through to the Daily Mail RBS Schools Under 18 Cup quarter finals during an incredible 16-match winning streak that also put them in the top three schools’ first teams in the country.

 

The College first XV – coached by Richard Edwards and former Plymouth Albion ace Richard Thompson – begin this season’s cup campaign at home to Bodmin College next Wednesday at Delgany (1500).

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