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Taunton Titans take positives from defeat
5:24pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in Sport
Taunton Titans were not despondent after losing a cracking first day match at home to Redruth.
The Hyde Park outfit were leading 12-10 at half time before going down 25-15.
Club chairman Pete Stone said: "It was an end to end game and could have gone either way.
"Whoever scored next when it was 15-15 was always going to go on and win.
"We're disappointed to lose, but there were plenty of positives, with good commitment and team spirit.
"We've got a bright future ahead of us."
Redruth took the lead through a Alan Thirlby penalty before Taunton hit back with a Mike Pope try converted by Tony Yapp.
The Cornish side then went 10-7 ahead with a Craig Goodfellow try converted by Thirlby.
Dean Taylor-Menzies made it 12-10 to the Titans at the break with a well taken try.
Redruth went back in the lead with a Thomas Duncan try, but Brett Turner levelled with a penalty for Taunton.
But Redruth pulled away with another Duncan try and a conversion and penalty from Thirlby.