PENRYN secured a second win of 2015 with an emphatic bonus point victory against promotion chasing Tiverton at the Memorial Ground on Saturday.

Borough have been unlucky in recent weeks losing narrowly to Okeampton, Truro and Wadebridge.

Each performance though has drawn positives and on this occasion they delivered the victory they had been threatening for several weeks.

It would have been all the more pleasing that they did so against one of the league’s top sides in the shape of Tiverton, the extra point for four tries was the icing on the cake.

Recently, Borough have gotten out of the habit of giving themselves a mountain to climb by conceding early scores and on this occasion turned it around on the visitors.

The opening exchanges were physical, with both packs testing one another out.

In the end, it was essentially a tale of the Penryn scrum against the Tiverton line-out, but the home backs were providing the spark.

Several darting breaks from the home three-quarter line put Tiverton on the back foot and although the try at first did not come, Penryn were patient.

On a season where much of the rub of the green has gone against Penryn, finally this time it went their way when scrum-half Nathan Strick, pictured below, charged down the attempted clearance under the posts, with fly-half Matt Horton converting to make it 7-0.

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This soon became 14 with a gem of a try bagged.

Flanker Phil Hinchley picked an excellent line from an inside ball making good ground before calmly putting away Josh Chambers for the try, who himself had a lot to do.

Horton again converted and Penryn led 14-0.

Tiverton are not near the top of Western Counties for nothing though and they hauled themselves back into contention before the break with two near carbon copy tries from close range on the near touch line.

Neither were converted though and Borough went into the interval 14-10 ahead.

It looked like it was going to be a close and tense second half with the score evenly poised, but Penryn had other ideas, as a 15 minute spell blew the visitors away.

The home support on the far touch line were treated to a blistering and clinical opening phase by the home team with full-back Mike Creeden grabbing a try after a lovely move in midfield and out wide.

Horton converted the try and a penalty soon after and in the blink of the eye Penryn led 24-10.

Tiverton were on the rack now and Penryn showed no mercy, Creeden again the try scorer after the home team again exploited the wide channels, which yielded a try bonus point.

Another Horton converted made the score 31-10.

The next 15 minutes will have arguably pleased the coaching staff even more though, as Tiverton decamped to Penryn territory.

They defended countless waves of attack from the visitors, stopping them from close range and most notably the line-out, with some big hits forcing Tivvy back behind the gain line.

The away side did eventually pull one back, but in the time it had taken them to do so, the final whistle was nearly upon them.

Tiverton searched for the bonus point, but Penryn took control of the closing stages as they had done for much of the game, with an assured and professional approach running the clock down to confirm an impressive victory.

Borough travel to Devonport Services this weekend, searching for a first away league victory of 2015.

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Penryn's skipper George Jones gets a whack in the nose as he goes in to stop a Tiverton player. Picture: CORNISHPHOTOS

PENRYN: 15 Creeden, 14 Chambers, 13 Vague, 12 Seviour, 11 Willey, 10 Horton, 9 N Strick; 1 Oldfield, 2 Booth, 3 A Strick, 4 Trevaskis, 5 Ashwin, 6 Jones (c), 7 Hinchley, 8 Randlesome.

REPS: Williams, Jordan, Hancock.

TRIES: N Strick, Chambers, Creeden (2).

CONS: Horton 4/4.

PEN: Horton.

SIN-BIN: Williams.