Launceston: Neil Bayliss unhappy at slow start in Dorking defeat

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Launceston have won two of their six National Two South games this season

Launceston director of rugby Neil Bayliss says his side "didn't get off the bus" as they lost 20-17 at Dorking.

Bayliss' men were 20-3 down inside the first half hour, before Jamie Salter got a try back just before half-time.

But two Kieron Lewitt penalties and a late Christian Judge score were not enough to turn the game around.

"We didn't really get off the bus - it was a four-and-a-half-hour journey and that showed in the first 30 minutes," Bayliss said to BBC Radio Cornwall.

"The second half was a much better performance from the lads, but they just snuck it at the end."

The defeat, Launceston's fourth of the season, sees them slip to 12th place in National Two South.

"I'm proud of the boys, we've got a losing bonus point. I know that's not a great thing to hear, but we got a point out of the game," added Bayliss.

"Every away game this season we aim to get something out of the game. Maybe we missed out on the opportunity to take four points, but we've got one point."

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