Tiverton 39, Falmouth 22

Falmouth returned from their final away trip of the season with nothing to show for their efforts, going down to a 17-point defeat at Tiverton on Saturday.

Tiverton scored three times before the break to enjoy a 21-10 half-time lead, with Falmouth getting on the board with a penalty try.

Both sides scored two more tries in the second half, with Nick Carne and Oscar Gay going over for Falmouth, with Ollie Toomey kicking two penalties and making four conversions in all as the home side eventually ran out 39-22 winners.

Ian Brewer opened the scoring early on with Toomey kicking the extras before stunning Falmouth with a second shortly after the restart, with Toomey converting Jack Sampson’s effort.

Falmouth responded with a penalty try after Tiverton killed the ball in an Eagles maul, but the hosts restored their 14-point lead when Mark Schofield made a crucial interception and ran through to score. Toomey converted, with Falmouth adding a penalty at the end of the half.

Ben Blake extended the hosts’ lead with an unconverted try early in the second half, but the Eagles rallied with Carne and Gay both going over to take the score to 32-22 after two penalties from Toomey to set up an exciting finish.

But it was the hosts who held on and put any doubts over the result to bed when Brewer ran in under the posts late on to rubber-stamp the victory.

Falmouth: A Roberts, N Carne, L Humphreys, T Edmonds, O Evans, C Penry, C Bullock; A Searle, O Gay, L Barkwill, J Baglow, T Ward, S Somers, F Dalton, T Spiller. Reps: D Burroughs, T Vincent, P Garway-Templeman.