CAMBORNE bounced back to form with a comprehensive victory over a spirited Exeter University side to consolidate fourth spot in the National League Two West table, writes Martin Symons. 

Though the visitors opened the scoring with a penalty the Cherry and Whites quickly assumed control with a brace of tries inside the first quarter.

First, Josh Matavesi gave Jordan Nicholls a helping hand to drive over near the posts before the home forwards then shunted the Students pack off a close-range scrum for No. 8 Jordan Rose to dot down. Aaron Simmonds landed both the regulation conversions for a 14-3 advantage.

On the half-hour, after several opportunities to stretch the lead, centre Matavesi fed left-wing Jack Davis who dived over wide out.

Before the break, the visitors bagged a deserved try following a rare period of pressure, and when Camborne’s pack were somehow denied after seemingly going over, halftime arrived at 19-8.

Playing up the slope in the second half in deteriorating conditions, Camborne totally dominated territory and possession. Only desperate last-ditch tackling denied outstanding flanker Nicholls on two occasions and back row colleague Jago Sheppard was another to be halted inches short of the line.

A converted long-range interception try allowed the visitors to briefly narrow the deficit but ‘Town’ roared back upfield for hooker Ben Priddey to crash over for the bonus point score. Fly half Simmonds slotted the conversion making it a 26-15 lead.

Though the Students fly-half booted a monster penalty, Camborne were not to be denied and another lengthy period of forward pressure brought a try for replacement prop Declan Prowse again improved by Simmonds.

Final score: Camborne 33 - 18 Exeter Uni