CAMBORNE will consider themselves a little unfortunate not to have ended their visit to the National League leaders with at least a share of the spoils as they ran in four tries in a pulsating encounter in Herefordshire, writes Martin Symons. 

After going behind to an early unconverted score the Cherry & Whites soon took the lead when left wing Alex Ducker crossed for Aaron Simmonds to add the extras.

The home side regained the advantage with a brace of touchdowns to make the score 15-7 midway through the first half.

Hooker Ben Priddey’s dot down on the half-hour reduced the arrears and when centre Josh Matavesi then crossed for fly-half Simmonds to convert it was ‘Town’ who led narrowly at 15-19 on the halftime whistle.

Early in the second-period Luctoians edged in front with a try and followed this with three successful penalty shots as they moved clear to 29-19 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Back came Camborne cutting the deficit with their bonus point try bagged by lock Chris Fuca with Simmonds again knocking over the conversion.

Ten minutes from the end the home side stretched the lead with a fourth penalty goal but from that point, the visitors went up a gear camping in home territory in search of the winning score.

Camborne went desperately close to scoring but the home defence held leaving the Cherry & Whites to return to Cornwall with only the consolation of two losing bonus points.