Redruth: Steve Larkins upbeat despite Old Elthamians defeat

Redruth vs Old Elthamians
Redruth have not lost by more than seven points all season

Redruth boss Steve Larkins remained positive about his side despite them losing to a late kick for the second week in a row.

The Reds were beaten 13-12 at Old Elthamians, a week after being after conceding an injury-time drop goal.

"The first time they took the lead was with three minute to go so it was a tough one to take," Larkins said.

"But the effort from everyone was impressive, especially away from home."

The Cornish side, who have won two of their five games so far this season, slipped to eighth in National Two South.

"It was a strange game because I never felt we were ever going to lose it," Larkins told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"But rugby does strange things sometimes and in the last minute they put a speculative kick across the field, managed to catch it and score the try and their kicker managed to convert it to give them a one point lead.

"I always thought we were going to win it. We felt like we were comfortable, we looked like we were containing them well and it never looked like they were going to break us down by running with the ball."

Larkins added: "I'm sure there are away wins and home wins for us just around the corner because we're playing particularly well as a squad, I think.

"We're playing a pattern that we're happy with, the defence is good, we're not getting beaten 50-0 away from home."

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