Neil Bayliss hails Launceston after Canterbury victory

Launceston RFC
Launceston face Taunton and Bishops Stortford in their final two games

Launceston boss Neil Bayliss has hailed his side's character after their 20-18 National Two South win at Canterbury.

The Cornish All Blacks were 18-7 down with 20 minutes to go before Billy Searle scored a try and Kieron Lewitt kicked eight points - including a last-minute penalty - to win the match.

"The performance and commitment the guys showed was outstanding, I'm really proud of all of them," Bayliss said.

Victory lifts Launceston up to ninth in the table, leapfrogging rivals Redruth.

"At one stage, with a mountain to climb, I think a neutral probably would have made us dead and buried," Bayliss added to BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We want to finish as high as possible and we made a very good start to it at Canterbury.

"It's very hard to come to a place six and a half hours away from Launceston and get something."

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