BRACKNELL RFC crashed to a fourth straight South West Premier defeat as they went down 25-10 at Brixham.

The Lily Hill men started well on Saturday, but it was the home side who took the lead against the run of play when centre Harrison Culley crossed under the Bracknell posts on 15 minutes.

Bracknell’s response was immediate as from the restart a break by Cam MacDonald and some deft hands in the backs allowed Gabe Hills to go over.

Vic Hardwicke added the extras and the scores were level at 7-7.

With 10 minutes of the half remaining, Fisherman pressure told as full back Connor Bedwell scored the hosts’’ second try of the afternoon, Mitch Pinkus again successful from the tee.

As Brixham piled on the pressure, Rhys Verley was caught on the wrong side of the ruck and received a yellow card, and from the resultant penalty Pinkus extended the lead, albeit one from Hardwicke meant Bracknell went into the break trailing 17-10.

The Lily Hill men again started the second period brightly, but 10 minutes into the half came the game-changing moment.

Bracknell failed to cleanly collect the ball for what would have been a try-scoring opportunity, and in a melee of players, Jason Henry was deemed to have struck an opponent by referee Kevin Williams and received a red card.

The Fisherman were unable to take advantage of their man overlap until the final 10 minutes when the win was confirmed with a try from hooker Chey Bryce coming off a driving maul, Pinkus having also added a penalty.

Bracknell coach Daniel ap Dafydd was philosophical despite the defeat, stating: “I’m really pleased with the shift that the players put in.”

The defeat means Bracknell are second-bottom of the table, with a week off before they host Camborne on Saturday, October 20.