BRACKNELL secured just a second win of the South West Premier season with a fine 38-21 victory against Camborne on Saturday.

The hosts made a perfect start at Lily Hill Park as Cam McDonald gathered a long down-field kick and crossed the whitewash to put his side in front, Vic Hardwicke adding the extras.

Camborne levelled matters five minutes later, though, a powerful rolling maul earning them a score, and they then moved in front when No. 8 Jordan Rose went over in the corner. Dickie Mankee’s conversion put the visitors 14-7 in front.

However, the Lily Hill men replied themselves, a well floated pass finding Gabe Hills to cross out wide. Hardwicke landed the conversion and then nudged his side in front at the break with a penalty shortly before half-time.

Another penalty early in the second period extended the advantage to 20-14, and midway through the half Bracknell took control as Michael Clarke powered over for his side’s third try.

A late tackle on Hardwicke then sparked a brawl which ended in Bracknell’s Rhys Veraly seeing red and Camborne’s Ash Riches receiving 10 minutes in the sin bin.

Bracknell adapted to being reduced to 14 men, though, and Hardwicke landed another penalty to make it 28-14.

The try bonus-point was then secured after a darting break from Lewis Franklin set up Connor Serge to bag the glory, and another conversion and penalty from the boot of Hardwicke effectively put the game to bed before Camborne scored a late consolation.

Bracknell Director of Rugby Jamie Turner was pleased with the win, stating: “It was nice to get on the right side of what was a close game for a long time.”

Bracknell move up to 11th in the table ahead of a trip to Cleve this coming Saturday.