National 2 South

HENLEY Hawks held on for a nerve-jangling 14-13 victory at Redruth.

Redruth fly half Brett Rule missed a penalty to win the match with the final kick, but Hawks felt they deserved victory.

Rule did put Redruth ahead with a penalty on six minutes.

Henley scrum half Jack Shaylor went close with a scintillating break, while fly half Tom Allen tried to beat the last line of defence when Alex Chees-man and Neil Baggett looked better placed.

Hawks’ pack gradually got to grips with the hosts and lock Dave Clements put them a head with a try from a 20-metre drive. Full back James Comben’s conversion hit a post.

Henley, with lock James Winterbottom to the fore in the line-out, could not convert their pressure into tries, but Comben slotted two penalties.

In between, Redruth drove flanker Chris Fuca over at a line-out, Rule converting.

Rule kicked Redruth ahead with a second penalty and the hosts were only denied a second try when Henley centre Danny Wells dived to beat wing Tom Notman to a long kick.

Comben’s penalty made it 14-13 with three minutes of normal time left, but Henley did not keep their cool and Rule should have punished them.