BRACKNELL RFC dropped to the foot of the South West Premier table after being edged out 11-10 at Brixham.

Playing into a strong wind in the opening quarter, Bracknell's Chris Laidler and the home side's Mitch Pinkus exchanged penalties before the latter added a second to make it 6-3 on the half-hour mark.

Brixham moved further in front over on the stroke of half-time when they touched down from a pushover scrum from five metres out, and while Pinkus failed to add the extras, the hosts had an 11-3 advantage at the interval.

With the wind at their backs in the second period, Bracknell had the better of the territory, but came up a resolute defence.

Having battered away at the hosts' line for much of the half, Bracknell finally crossed the whitewash when Kieran Forbes went over with two minutes remaining, Laidler converting to cut the deficit to one point.

But while the Lily Hill men hammered away for the defining score, they were unable to get it and had to settle for a losing bonus-point.

Bracknell chairman of rugby, Martin Radford, was left frustrated by the result and said: "There were too many unforced errors in attack which cost us dear – otherwise the endeavour and defence was outstanding at times. If we cut out the mistakes going forward the results will come. "

Two points adrift at the bottom but with games in hand on the sides above them, Bracknell host mid-table Camborne on Saturday (2.15pm).