Penberthy happy with Redruth second-half fight back

Redruth RFC
Redruth remain fifth in National League Two South after their win at Dings

Redruth director of rugby Dave Penberthy was pleased with the way his side came back in the second-half of their 35-13 win at Dings Crusaders.

The sides were level at 6-6 at half-time but Redruth dominated the second period with Tom Duncan (two) and Dean Bonds and Tom Notman scoring tries.

Brett Rule kicked three penalties and converted three tries for the Reds in the National Two South battle.

"I felt we were dragged into a bit of a dogfight," Penberthy said.

"But we had a good chat about it at half-time, said we had to concentrate on using Jamie Semmens down the middle of the field and go through three or four phases and then get the ball wide.

"That's what we did and it paid dividends in the end," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

Penberthy was full of praise for Duncan, who has taken over the number eight role after Mark Bright left for London Scottish in the summer.

"Technically he's the best eight we've had at Redruth for some time," Penberthy said.

He was also pleased with the showing of new scrum-half Greg Goodfellow.

"Once he got into his stride the speed of his service certainly enabled the back line to get moving," Penberthy said.

"Towards the end of the second half he was really hitting his stride and hopefully there's a lot more to come from him."