Redruth boss Dave Penberthy says his side are "struggling" after they lost 40-10 at Hartpury College.
Despite going 5-0 up early on after Craig Bonds's try, the Reds then conceded six tries before Dean Bonds got a consolation late on.
"We've got a lot of youngsters. We have another 19-year-old on his debut, Mike Allen, but we're struggling at the minute," Penberthy said.
"We're having to play with what we've got," he added to BBC Radio Cornwall.
The Reds stay sixth in the National Two South table after the loss.