Teignmouth 32, Falmouth 15

A BRACE of quickfire second-half tries condemned Falmouth slipped to their seventh consecutive defeat, sending them into the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Tom Spiller and Rory Pugh scored tries in either half for the Eagles, with Kieran Rodda converting one to make it a two-point game, before the Devon side pulled away with two tries in quick succession to hand Falmouth their tenth loss of the campaign.

Teignmouth started the better of the two sides and enjoyed a 17-8 lead at the break thanks to two converted tries and a penalty.

Despite the scoreline, the Eagles enjoyed lots of territory but failed to convert pressure into points, with Pugh having a try controversially disallowed for a foot in touch.

But they did get on the board when captain Spiller went over following a driving lineout.

The try went unconverted but fly-half Rodda reduced the gap to nine points at the break with a penalty.

The Eagles continued their resurgence after the break with an outstanding try midway through the second half. A fine move, which began in their own 22 and went through multiple phases, was finished off by centre Pugh for his 12th try of the season to make it a two-point game at 17-15 with just 15 minutes left.

But they immediately gifted their hosts the opportunity to extend their lead with a penalty, before moving further clear with an unconverted try.

Falmouth rolled the dice to try and get back into the game, but an error allowed the home side to seal the win with another unconverted try.

Falmouth: T Job, O Evans, R Pugh, S Firth, N Carne, K Rodda, J Sullivan; A Searle, A Geach, D Burroughs, S Instance, T Whittle, T Spiller, P Garway-Templeman, T Simmons. Reps: A Bullock, O Jones, E Trotman.