Cornwall Under 20s put the defeat to Devon behind them with a bonus point win away to Somerset U20s.

The travelling side kicked off in bright sunshine soon earning a penalty which centre Jack Statton pushed wide.

Somerset scored an unconverted try in the corner following a good move from the backs.

Cornwall came under the cosh for a while but some good work , notably from skipper Will Perkin, kept Somerset at bay.

Statton put in a kick ahead, the bounce fooled the Somerset defence and the ball fell back into the centre’s hands allowing him to run in to open Cornwall’s account.

Cornwall took the lead when full back Alfie MacDonald intercepted a pass near his own line and ran fully 80 meters to score a great try bettered by Statton.

Vice-captain Statton bagged his brace before half-time again adding the extras for a 19-5 lead.

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Cornwall came out fired up and took the game to Somerset, from a scrum the ball was moved through several phases before finding hooker Pete Harris out wide who scored in the corner.

Cornwall unfortunately fell foul of the referee as two players were sent in quick succession to the bin for stopping the Somerset drives.

This resulted in referee Matt Wray awarding Somerset a penalty-try.

Thankfully, Cornwall managed the handicap, increasing their lead with a great finish from replacement wing Amori Matanatabu in the corner.

Harris then scored his second try of the game from a catch-and-drive, despite two consolation tries for Somerset Cornwall had done enough for the win.

Final score: Somerset U20s 22 - 34 Cornwall U20s

Coach Richie Kevern said: “The boys showed spirit today and played for the shirt, we certainly played better than against Devon but there are still some areas to work on ahead of our next game against Gloucestershire in May.”

Cornwall U20s: Macdonald (Exeter Saracens), Roskilly (Penryn), Deavin (Falmouth), Statton (Launceston), Keogh (St. Just), Walsh-Newton (Falmouth), Chapple (Redruth); Lawrence (Falmouth), Harris (St. Austell), Williams (Penryn), Knight (Saltash), Perkin (St. Ives, Capt), Lister (Penryn), Eddy (Pirates Ams), Ellery (Newquay Hornets).