BRACKNELL RFC chairman of rugby Martin Radford believes his side must show more composure after they lost 34-0 at Ivybridge in their South West Premier game on Saturday.

A much-changed visiting side fell behind to an 11th-minute Matt Grieveson penalty, and Ivybridge moved further ahead shortly after when hooker Jay Geraty went over at the back of a rolling maul.

The Lily Hill men responded well, but were unable to crack the hosts defence before Ivybridge grabbed a second try on the stroke of half-time when wing Jay Toogood seized on a loose ball to go over. Grieveson added the extras to make it 15-0 at the break.

Bracknell started the second half strongly, but they come up against a magnificent defensive effort which failed to yield and were ultimately well beaten thanks to three tries in the final 10 minutes.

Firstly, with Michael Clarke in the sin-bin, Bracknell's scrum creaked on their own line allowing scrum-half Ben Watts to dot down, and further scores from Grieveson and Charlie Briant added a further gloss to the hosts' score.

Reflecting on the game, Radford commented: “Composure at critical points is the missing ingredient for this otherwise talented group.

"Nail that and we will achieve a great deal more than we have to date.

"Yes, there are a number of areas in which we can improve, but against Ivybridge we were ultimately overwhelmed by a claustrophobic defence and a team which capitalised on our errors.”

The result leaves Bracknell in 10th in the league ahead of a home game against the side one place below them in the table, Launceston, this coming Saturday (2.15pm).