Camborne 36, Exeter University 5

Camborne gave their best display of the season to overwhelm the Students and record a much needed South West Premier victory at a windswept Recreation Ground.

The home side completed the double over their visitors courtesy of a superb 1st half showing with the advantage of the slope that saw them change over 31-0 up and with a bonus point in the bag.

The Cherry & Whites led early on after their excellent full back Jake Champion’s well timed pass had sent centre Rob Gurnett darting over for David Mankee to convert.

Still inside the opening quarter the home advantage grew to 12 points when all action flanker Jordan Nicholls created an opportunity for Lewis Thomas to dive in at the corner flag.

Newcomer at prop Dan Job who had a fine game was the next to dot down on 22 minutes after a period of sustained forward pressure.

On the half hour Camborne’s forwards drove over from a close range lineout for hooker Tommy Southworth to secure the try bonus point. Fly half Mankee added the extras from a wide angle.

As the interval neared the home pack drove again this time fully 20 metres for hardworking lock Ashley Riches to score under a pile of bodies. Veteran Mankee again converted from the touchline with a superb kick.

After the break ‘Town’ rounded off their scoring spree with a 6th try of the afternoon when left wing Thomas deservedly completed his brace after influential scrum half Harvey Bell had created the opening.

The students did manage to open their account before the end with what proved to be a consolation try.

Camborne: J Champion, L Thomas, R Gurnett, R Brownfield, T Nicholas, D Mankee, H Bell, J Drew, T Southworth, D Job, J Godsworthy, A Riches, J Eddy, J Nicholls, J Rose (c). Reps: A Zacharovas, D Cook, A Long.

Scorers: Tries: Thomas 2, Gurnett, Job, Southworth, Riches; Cons: Mankee 3.