JODY LEVETT accused Worthing Raiders of falling flat after they suffered a home defeat to Redruth.

Raiders failed to pick up any points as Redruth won 30-19 at Roundstone Lane for their biggest win of the National Two South season.

Worthing trailed 16-0 at half-time after full back Arron Simmonds and winger Matthew Shepherd got tries and fly half Fraser Honey landed two of his three penalty attempts.

The hosts, with the wind in their faces, seldom got out of their own half after an initial foray but when they did force late pressure, they were unable to convert it to points as Redruth stood firm.

Raiders looked far livelier after the break, getting on the scoreboard when Matt McLean split the Cornish side's defence from a Sam Boyland pass following a scrum and added the conversion.

When Will Grief added a second converted try on the hour, it looked as if Raiders could turn the game but Redruth hit back soon after through Todd Prisk's converted try.

Raiders' Harry Forrest went over wide on the right but McLean could not add the extras as Raiders closed to within four points.

Hopes of a win faded with Dean Bonds' 74th-minute converted try despite a chip and chase almost resulting in a fourth try and the reward of bonus points.

It was a missed opportunity for Raiders against a Redruth side low on confidence after an encouraging start to the season.

But Redruth were quicker at the breakdown, cheered turnover ball like they had scored a try and found ways to break Raiders' defensive line in both halves to earn their rewards.

Head coach Levett admitted: "We were lackadaisical, we lacked energy and it was a case of after the Lord Mayor's show following the Taunton game where we scored 42 points.

"I think the guys just felt it would happen and there was nothing there."

Levett could point to a number of enforced changes for Raiders' with skipper Henry Birch, Jon Whittall, Calum Waters and Tom Adams all unavailable, while a first-half injury to lock John Lee did not help.

But Levett hopes the defeat may serve as a spur.

He said: "Birmingham and Solihull away last year were poor, and Henley here was really poor, so if that's the one poor one, then so be it and we look to move forward again."

Brighton are still looking for their first win in London and SE Premier after a 38-18 loss at London Irish Wild Geese.

Blues were undone after they shipped three tries in seven second-half minutes.

Henry Sheill grabbed two tries for Blues, Abe Bredin the other and Alex Shearer added a penalty.

Player-coach Frank Taggart said: "We had a lot of first-half possession and went into the break in front but we switched off for ten minutes in the second half.

"We just can’t do that at this level and expect to be able to get back at teams."

Brighton are bottom but Taggart added: "The table is very tight and we have got to believe in ourselves; we are still in the mix.

"Turning possession into points is our focus."

Horsham are fifth in London One South after they eased to a 36-26 home victory over Cobham with Finlay Hillicks leading the way with two tries.

Johnny Goward, Christian Squire, Declan Nwachukwu and Ciaran Preston all got tries too while Joe Wilde added three conversions.