LUCTONIANS maintained their perfect record at the start of this National League 2 West season, with an eye-catching 18-45 victory against Redruth.

However, it was the home side who opened the scoring through loosehead prop Tommy Phillips, with Rhys Brownfield adding the extras for 7-0 after seven minutes.

Full of belief Lucs hit back almost immediately, as winger James Wheeler would step inside the cover for his first score, and scrum half Louis Silver added an excellent touchline conversion for 7-7 after nine minutes.

Redruth would re-take the lead through a Brownfield penalty on 17 minutes, before another Luctonians indiscretion went punished four minutes later for 13-7.

Charlie Grimes, fresh off the back of a hat-trick last weekend, got amongst the scorers once more to tighten things to 13-12 after 24 minutes.

Lucs started to dominate proceedings and Wheeler went over for his second score, with Silver adding the extras for 13-19 at the break.

The Herefordshire men took two second half minutes to secure the try-bonus point, as Tom Jones went through a gap created by strong forward work and the vision of Silver, who would also knock over the conversion for 13-26.

The try of the game and probably the key score to dampen the spirit of Redruth, was delivered on 49 minutes with a 90-metre effort that started with a scum deep inside the Luctonians 22 and Grimes scoring a brilliant effort. With Silver again from the tee adding the extras for 13-33 with half an hour still to play.

The hosts replied from driving maul through centre Sam James dotting down, after they pinned Lucs in the corner for successive assaults at the line.

Any chance of a comeback was quickly snuffed out just four minutes later as Josh Watkins scored when he gathered a superb chip over from Silver for 13-38 on 57 minutes.

The beaten visitors added the last try, as Seb Robinson dotted down at the back of a maul, with fly-half Jones adding the conversion for a final score of 18-45.