BRACKNELL RFC moved to within seven points of the top two with a superb 20-6 National Three South West victory at Ivybridge.

The Lily Hill men played uphill and into the wind in the opening exchanges, although they took a 10th-minute lead courtesy of a Chris Laidler penalty.

Their advantage was removed seven minutes later when Billy Pinkus landed one of his own, and the home side moved in front with a second penalty before the break.

The second half started as the first ended with sustained pressure from Ivybridge, but Bracknell weathered the storm and then went in front thanks to a Harry Challenor try.

With conditions now in their favour, further Bracknell territory allowed Pecili Nacamavuto to score, rounding of a number of Bracknell drives. Laidler’s conversion made it 15-6 to the visitors.

Daniel Ap Dafydd’s men continued to dominate and could have scored more, although Ian Burch did grab their third try late on.

Laidler was unable to add the extras, but it did not matter.

Bracknell will seek a seventh consecutive win – and an 11th in 13 matches – when they host lowly Launceston this coming Saturday (2.15pm).