CAMBORNE climbed to the second spot in the National League Two West table following a five-try victory over a determined Bournville, writes Martin Symonds.

With the wind blowing across the Rec making conditions difficult the visitors enjoyed the better of the opening quarter and finally went ahead with an unconverted try.

The Cherry & Whites soon levelled when young flanker, Jago Sheppard, who put in a man-of-the-match performance, surged up the touchline to dot down in the turnstile corner.

Before the break, ‘Town’ got their noses in front when left wing Alex Ducker popped up in midfield to send a pass out to right-wing Harry Larkins who went over unopposed wideout.

Early in the second half, the home side now playing down the slope stretched their lead to 17-5 when the pack drove a close-range scrum over the goal line for No 8 Jordan Rose to touch down. Centre Josh Matavesi added a well-judged conversion.

Bournville then mounted a sustained attack leading to a converted score under the posts but Camborne quickly countered with a catch and drive try from hooker Ben Priddey which replacement George Edson converted for 24-12.

With the bonus point in the bag, Edson saw a penalty shot to increase the advantage come back off a post but crucially the ball was swiftly won back and replacement centre Adam Long went over for a fifth home try.

Late on the visitors showed their spirit and capability to hit back with a brace of tries the second of which was converted to earn two precious losing bonus points.

Camborne though were not to be denied and will now travel in good heart on the long journey to Loughborough this weekend.

Final Score: Camborne 29 - 24 Bournville