BRACKNELL RFC blew a 13-point half-time lead as they lost 30-26 at Camborne in their South West Premier clash on Saturday.

The hosts took the lead with an early penalty, but Bracknell hit back courtesy of a try from skipper Michael Clarke.

A brace of unconverted Camborne tries put the Cornishmen 13-5 to the good, but the visitors rallied superbly to take control of the contest.

A solid line-out set-up Elliott Bellman to cross for the Lily Hill men's first try – converted excellently by Chris Laidler – and they went in front when Vic Hardwicke dotted down.

Laidler again added the extras, and things got even better for the away side when full-back George Owen went over to secure his side's try bonus-point. Laidler knocked over the conversion and Bracknell led 26-13 at the interval.

Camborne cut the deficit early in the second period with another penalty, but Bracknell then had a spell of possession and territory which they were ultimately left to rue failing to take any points from.

Having weather the storm, Camborne struck with a converted try to trim the gap to three points, and with Bracknell flanker Tom Mew then sin-binned, the hosts again went over to seal a comeback win.

While the visitors returned home with two bonus-points, Director of Rugby Jamie Turner confessed to mixed emotions.

He said: "It was a really disappointing result, but there were lots of positives and it's these we need to focus on during the week”.

Bracknell – currently 11th in the table – are at home to Drybrook on Saturday (3pm).