Launceston: Neil Bayliss wants more time after Southend loss

Launceston RFC
Launceston have lost their last five matches in National Two South

Launceston director of rugby Neil Bayliss has asked the club's supporters to give him time after their seventh National Two South loss this season.

The Cornish All Blacks were beaten 22-21 at home by Southend, the fourth time they have lost by a point this season.

"Give us time because we keep saying it, but one week it's going to click and we are going to put someone away," Bayliss told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"Just at the moment we're not quite functioning."

The defeat means Launceston are now third from bottom of National Two South, two points behind 13th-placed Cambridge.

Launceston's one-point losses
19-18 to Bishops Stortford
14-13 at Redruth
20-19 at Lydney
22-21 to Southend

Bayliss and his coaching team of Mike Lewis and Pale Nonu but have guided the club to just two wins this season.

"I'm saying the same thing week in, week out, it's the top two inches again," Bayliss said.

"We'll be the first to admit we were slow out of the blocks and credit to Southend, they came at us with all guns blazing.

"But second half we turned it around and got back into the game.

"I can't fault the effort and commitment of these boys. We played some cracking rugby in places but to lose by a point again is gutting."