WITHYCOMBE coach Mark Tomlinson will be hoping for a better afternoon this weekend when his side host Honiton in the East Devon derby.
Withy were well and truly beaten 55-12 by Hayle last time out, with Tomlinson being sent off by the referee.
He was ordered from the ground midway through the match and was forced to spend the rest of the afternoon sipping coffee in a café in Hayle.
Nigel Symons, Withies' director of rugby, said he would be intrigued to see what is in the referee's report as Tomlinson is normally such a mild-mannered character.
"Mark doesn't approve of bad language among the players – he has a go at them if they start effing and blinding – so I can't see him swearing at the referee," said Symons, who stayed home for the second XV's derby clash with Exmouth.
"I understand Mark queried a decision, but the guy is so polite I can't see how that could be any sort of abuse."
Honiton go into the game buoyed by a 22-13 win away to Saltash that lifted them to fourth in the table.
The game was in the balance until the last few moments when Ben Way burrowed over for a try that Ollie Rice converted. Earlier, Rice had landed five penalties.
The University of Exeter continued their charge towards the Cornwall & Devon League title with a 45-7 win over Exeter Saracens.
Brian Sherrell, the former head coach at Saracens now back on the job in an assistant capacity after a stint with Crediton, can't see the Students being around next season.
"We played well, but the University are too good for our division and are not in the right one yet," said Sherrell.
Keith Fleming, the director of rugby at the University, praised Sarries for giving his side a game in most areas until the last quarter.
"It was tight in the first half – 14-0 to us with one in the sin bin – and Sarries had been pretty gritty," said Fleming.
"In the last 15 minutes Saracens started to tire and we scored a few tries that flattered us a bit."
Beau Archer (3), Ollie Thompson, Craig Harper and Mike Brook were the University's try scorers. Augustine Coulich landed five conversions and scored a try.
Darren Light dashed over for Sarries, with Andy Clarke converting.
Coming next for the University is a tussle with Tiverton, the only other unbeaten side left in the division.
Tiverton are second having won 37-6 at Pirates Amateurs last time out.
Tiverton head coach Martin Oxland sees no reason why his side can't emerge with their unbeaten record intact.
"Pirates was a good, all-round performance from all 18 players and gives us a really solid platform to go into this weekend's game with confidence," said Oxland.
Johann van Wyke and Blake Lugg were the first-half try scorers, with Callum Stone adding both conversions and two penalties.
Alex Pike made it three, Barney Goss scored the fourth try for a bonus point and JackSampson completed the scoring with one more late on.
Crediton can go second this Saturday if they beat visiting OPM and Tiverton slip against the University.
Kirton were runaway 81-0 winners at Newquay last time out.
The secret of Crediton's success was getting the ball out in the backs, although try scoring was not limited to the outsides.
No. 8 Mark Nott helped himself to a hat-trick, while Lee Kinch, Mark Lee and Andy MacLeod all had two tries each.
John Down, Wayne Reed, and Dan Manns had singles, with Lee booking nine conversions and a penalty.