LUCTONIANS maintained their two-point gap at the summit of National League 2 West with a key five-point haul down in West Cornwall last weekend, as they beat Camborne 7-27.

The Herefordshire men managed to score four tries in horrendous conditions as driving rain was the order of the afternoon, with the pitch cutting up as the game wore on.

The visitors would play downhill with the strong wind at their backs in the first period and fully took advantage of the conditions.

Fly half Tom Jones got Lucs on the board first, with a penalty on six minutes, before Ben Link went over for his 20th try of the campaign from a Luctonians driving maul.

On 21 minutes, Lucs turned up the power at a five-metre scrum and Number 8 Caleb Montgomery carried strongly over for another try. Jones converted for 0-15.

In the final play of the half the hosts looked to move the ball around the halfway line but coughed up possession. Josh Watkins put a perfectly weighted kick in behind and winger Charlie Grimes won the foot race for his 16th try of the season and a 0-20 lead at the break.

Lucs could feel the contrast of the conditions and the slope immediately at the commencement of the second period, as they spent the first 14 minutes pinned inside their own 22.

Camborne eventually broke through on 54 minutes when quick hands put full-back Harry Larkins in at the right-side corner for a converted score.

In spite of playing into the conditions, the visitors would eek out a number of penalties and this allowed them to progressively work their way down the field and spend a good amount of time in Camborne’s half.

Eventually a multi-phase attack paid dividends, as lock Owien Harriott-Davis carried powerfully through three would-be tacklers to dot down, and with man of the match Jones converting the game was done at 7-27 with 66 minutes gone to finish the scoring.

This weekend Lucs host third placed Clifton, whilst Dings travel to ninth placed Loughborough Students.