Launceston captain praises second half display at Henley

Lewis Webb

Launceston captain Tom Rawlings says his side must take heart from their second half performance in the 28-5 loss at Henley in National Two South.

Henley scored three tries in the first 12 minutes and added another after an hour to lead 28-0 before Lewis Webb crossed for a late consolation.

"It was a tough game and they wanted it more," Rawlings told BBC Cornwall.

"But I've got a lot of respect for the boys in how they came back, we played very well and defended very well."

He added: "You're always looking at an upward battle from there on in when you go three tries down."

And Rawlings says there is room for improvement in the way his side can play.

"We need to up our levels and up our standards.

"We've been in good form in the last couple of weeks but we didn't show it.

"At the end of the day we didn't come out of the blocks right at the start of the game, if that first five minutes was a little tighter and we didn't let them in for those early scores, it could have gone either way.

"But you can't afford to travel this far and go into a game and go down like we did today and be trailing and chasing a score," Rawlings said.

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