Launceston 'too desperate for win', says boss Jimmy Tucker

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Launceston's best result this season was a 17-17 draw with Southend last month

Launceston head coach Jimmy Tucker says his side's desperation for a first win could be preventing them achieving it.

The Cornish All Blacks, who are bottom of National Two South, lost 21-10 at home to Chinnor.

The result left Launceston 16 points adrift at the bottom of the table after 14 matches.

"The boys are really low on confidence, they're desperate for a win - and maybe we're too desperate and it's restricting our play," Tucker said.

Chinnor went into the game second-from-bottom and Tucker was hopeful of achieving his first victory since being named as Launceston's new boss last month

"It was a game that we probably thought, prior to the match, was winnable when you look at league positions and us being on our own patch," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We were really smashed last week away and I felt that might be a kick up the backside and serve as good motivation for this match.

"Chinnor were beatable, they haven't annihilated us because they've been superb, it was just they were better than us and we weren't as good as we could have been."

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