Exmouth slide closer to relegation after home defeat to Redruth

16:35 04 February 2014

Action bewtween the Exmouth Cockles and Redruth at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1640-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Action bewtween the Exmouth Cockles and Redruth at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1640-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Exmouth 13, Redruth 35

The Cockles now look doomed to a swift return to National Three South West after they were well beaten by a Cornish side that had pitched up at the Imperial Ground seemingly offering the home side an excellent chance of beginning what would, surely now be a great escape from relegation at the first time of asking.

Exmouth director of rugby Chris Wright lamented: “It was one we thought we could win at home so losing was bad enough and giving them five points made it hurt all the more.”

Wright continued: “Did the right side win? Yes, sadly it most certainly did and the same cannot be said of some of our games at this level this term. On the day we were simply not good enough. We tossed away the chance of an early try and penalty and that is not on at this level. There’s also no using the excuse of being hard done by – again! We were reduced to 13 men in the second half, but both cases were in the red zone. That is not why we lost though. At 20-10 down I thought we had a real chance when we were pressing in their 22. Then they got their second win and that was the end of it for us.”

The Cockles made the worst possible start when they were turned over I front of their own post just two minutes into the contest and it was 10-0 to the visitors after five minutes via a penalty.

The home faithful were cheering soon after when open-side wing forward Dave Bargent finished off a catch-and-drive move.

Home prop Joe Watson-Brooks also crossed the Redruth line before the break, but the visitors took a 20-10 lead into the interval.

An early second half penalty from Rob Avery-Wright fostered hope amongst the Imperial Ground following, but it was not to be as Redruth finished the stronger to seal a comfortable win.

The Cockles are now 23 points from safety and on Saturday they face a daunting task with a visit to second in the table Canterbury.

National Two (S) bottom six

Cornish All Blacks 20 11 0 9 49

Chinnor 20 9 0 11 47

London Irish 21 8 0 13 46

Dings 21 8 0 13 46

Bournemouth 19 4 1 14 28

Exmouth 19 3 0 16 21

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