Honiton show they continue to get travel sick as they lose at Bodmin

PUBLISHED: 22:04 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:04 21 October 2014

Cornwall is quickly become a place for the Lacemen to have a server disliking for once more they came unstuck on their travels succumbing to a 41-22 defeat at Bodmin, writes Roger Dance.

Despite several personnel changes to the Honiton line up which never helps, on paper they should have won as the home side, who are new to the division, were yet to register a win.

Conditions were tricky with a strong wind and heavy ground and one must ask why substandard light weight practice balls were being used during the game. Add to this some seriously inept officiating, it was always going to be a tough day, but all of the above excuses are just that, excuses and you need to turn up and just get on with it in this game.

The first half was a pretty even affair, Bodmin opened the scoring on 8 minutes with a converted try and went further ahead with a well struck penalty.

Robert Price addressed the balance with a try which youngster, Ross Oaten adding the extras. Bodmin struck back with a penalty and Andy Canniford crossed for a try which meant at half time it was 13-12 to the Home side and it was an even contest.

Unfortunately the second half was one to forget for Honiton, an interception try for the home side was quickly followed by two more as a result of defensive errors and really the home side had the game rapped up. Tries from Jonny House and a length of the field run from Aussie Lachlan Robinson gave the score some respectability but the pluck home side shut the door with a final converted try and again Honiton were sent home with tails between there legs.

Despite all the excuses, it’s clear Honiton just didn’t turn up on the day and faced with a home side absolutely desperate for a win it was clear they wanted it more than their rather flat, out of sorts visitors.

Honiton will just have to pick them selves up, put the game behind them and put on a better show for the visit of Bude to Allhallows on Saturday (3pm).

The plight of second team rugby continues to cause concern around the county as again their game was called off, this time it was the visitors who cried off as they were unable to raise a side.

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