Cleve 19pts Camborne 24pts
Camborne moved up to second spot in the South West One table by running in three tries to record an excellent away win in Bristol against Cleve, writes Martin Symons.
For Camborne Dean Pascoe resumed at scrum-half and Grant Thirlby started on the wing in place Rob Floyd, who was away on holiday.
Although disrupted by a number of injuries throughout the visitors were good value for their victory with a whole-hearted team performance.
The Cherry and Whites were slow to settle and found themselves 7-0 down before opening their account at the end of the first quarter.
The forwards drove for the line from a lineout close-in and, from the resulting ruck, the industrious Pascoe’s well-timed pass sent number eight Dave Roberts over.
A drop goal and a penalty from the home fly-half took the score to 13-5, before a slick handling move ended with the impressive Thirlby crossing wide on the left to reduce the arrears.
Just before the half-time whistle a well judged David Mankee penalty levelled matters at 13-13 at the break.
With all to play for Camborne took control of proceedings in the second half, dominating possession and territory. Fly-half Mankee duly gave his side the lead for the first time in the match with another good penalty shot.
On the hour the Cherry and Whites bagged their decisive third try of the afternoon with replacement wing Adam Notman doing well to dot down a fine score. Now trailing 13-21, the home side hit back with a penalty but this was quickly answered by a Mankee effort to restore the eight point cushion.
Cleve gained the consolation of a losing bonus point courtesy of a last gasp penalty, but Town were not to be denied a deserved victory.
Camborne: Joe Parma, Grant Thirlby, Steve Kenward, Laurie Manna, Aaron Hunt, David Mankee, Dean Pasoce, Nigel Endean, Sam Bartle, Malcolm Hearn, Jon Griffiths, Ben Kemp, Ashley Lawton, James Goldsworthy, Dave Roberts (capt). Reps Will Webster, Adam Notman, Jamie Moore.