The match kicked off with Exeter taking control and applying early pressure in Camborne's '22. Despite a strong defense from the hosts, Exeter managed to secure a penalty advantage, leading to a successful kick by Ben Coen, giving them an early 3-0 lead. Camborne quickly retaliated, scoring a try and converting it to take a 7-3 lead within the first ten minutes.
Handling errors and scrums dominated the play, with Exeter's discipline putting them on the back foot. Camborne capitalized on a maul to extend their lead to 14-3. The first half saw Camborne continuing their dominance, scoring a third try off another maul.
With time running out in the first half, Exeter aimed to narrow the gap. Through hard work in the pack, they secured a penalty advantage, allowing Ben Coen to make a crucial pass to Ed Volley, who scored a try. Despite a missed conversion, Exeter closed the half with the score at 19-8.
HALF TIME SCORE: Camborne RFC 19-8 Exeter University
The second half began with Exeter determined to make a comeback. Kofi Barton Byfield intercepted an inaccurate pass, sprinting from his own 10m line to score a try. Ben Coen's successful conversion brought Exeter within four points of the hosts, with the score at 19-15.
However, Camborne took advantage of an infringement against Exeter, scoring another try from a maul during the yellow card period. The conversion extended Camborne's lead once again. As the weather worsened, leading to increased penalties, Exeter faced additional challenges with a consecutive yellow card. A penalty against the hosts saw Ben Coen take the 3 points as he struck for the posts.
Despite Exeter's resilience, Camborne held on to secure the win.
FULL TIME SCORE : Camborne RFC 33-18 Exeter University