SOUTH West Premier basement boys Bracknell gave their survival hopes a major boost with an excellent 30-10 home win against Camborne.

It was the away side who made the faster start, however, prop Jon Drew going over for an early try which was converted by Dicky Mankee to open up a 7-0 lead.

A Vic Hardwicke penalty on 13 minutes reduced the deficit for the Lily Hill men, and shortly after a neat break down the wing by Lewis Franklin set-up George Owen to accelerate over the Camborne whitewash for Bracknell’s first try.

Hardwicke could not add the extras, but the hosts had the lead.

Bracknell extended their advantage on the half-hour mark when a fine Owen break and off-load led to Dan Mays going over under the posts.

Hardwicke converted, although a Mankee penalty before the break ensured a half-time score of 15-10 to the home side.

The Lily Hill men bossed the early stages of the second period, Jonny Mirza held up over the line at one point, but a Hardwicke penalty pushed them further in front.

Bracknell effectively put the game to bed with a little less than 10 minutes remaining when an Owen cross-field kick was hacked ahead by Gabe Hills, the full back showing his speed to collect the ball and dot down.

And the home side wrapped up the bonus-point with a try from the final play of the game, Hardwicke adding the extras.

Bracknell remain at the foot of the table, but are now just five points adrift of ninth-placed Drybrook and with at least one game in hand on all the sides in the bottom five.

The Lily Hill men have a week off before travelling to Drybrook on Saturday, February 1.

l THIRD-PLACED Crowthorne beat Newbury 3rds 27-12 in Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two South.

They next visit Phoenix on February 1.