Jamie Salter hails Launceston side after first points of the season

Jamie Salter
Jamie Salter is one of just three players to have scored more than one try for Launceston this season

Launceston captain Jamie Salter has praised his players after their first National Two South points of the season in a 33-31 loss to Barnes.

The Cornish All Blacks almost won the game, but Chris Swash's last-gasp penalty just missed the target.

But tries from Isaac Hydleman, Lewis Edwards, Rhys Brownfield, Eddie McGinley and Salter earned them an extra bonus point.

"I can't talk highly enough of the boys," Salter told BBC Radio Cornwall.

Launceston trailed 28-10 with 30 minutes to go but scored three tries as they pushed the mid-table London side all the way at Polson Bridge.

"If that kick goes over it's a fairytale ending. But the determination, the heart, the guts they showed was fantastic," added Salter.

"The set piece worked really well and we were on the front foot for most of the game."

Launceston are still bottom of the league and have lost all of their opening seven matches, conceding 316 points in the process.

"It's the first points of the season and I think that's vital," Salter said.

"We are improving, but it's hard to keep saying we're improving when you look at that table and we're still pointless.

"But we've got those first two points now and we've got to keep building on that, hopefully next week we can double it to four, and maybe get five."

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