A DRAW would probably have been the fairest result as both sides were equal in basic mistakes and both claim to have first choice members short for one reason or another.

The coaches will be concentrating on dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to improve performance, nevertheless, the records will show the Eagles second win and two more points.

Falmouth opened the scoring with a Justin Irons penalty after a dominating period bearing no fruit.

On 20 minutes, a serious injury to Nick Winston interrupted the game, and play was resumed on another pitch.

The home team gained the lead when their man of the match, number eight Harry Pendriech, saw off several weak tackles for an unconverted try. Only minutes later, Irons put the Eagles back in front though with his second penalty.

Both sides added tries after the interval, Falmouth’s through forward pressure seeing Simon Bailey touch down, which Irons converted.

The Hornets’ reply came from a quickly taken penalty when lock forward Max Cowell took advantage of the tired Eagles for an unconverted try.

The Eagles hung on to their three point advantage to secure the win.

Nick Carne acquitted himself well putting in some point-saving tackles and young 17-year-old debutant scrum half Cameron Bullock did well under difficult circumstances. New signing Tommy Job did not get the chance to show his pace.

The Eagles' next opponents will be newly promoted Plymouth Argaum, who have started the season well, seeing off Hayle at home 47-3. An interesting encounter awaits at the Recreation Ground, this Saturday, September 19, kick-off at 2.30pm.