CINDERFORD director of rugby Andy Deacon admits his side's poor starts are becoming an issue.

The Foresters found themselves 19-0 down inside 13 minutes at Rosslyn Park, yet they only lost the match 26-24.

Deacon said: "It's hard to put your finger on why it's happening, but we got behind against Launceston and London Scottish as well.

"For the last hour of Saturday's match we played really well. We drove well, scrummaged strongly and scored four tries away from home.

"When we were 19-0 down I'd have taken two points.

"At the end, however, I felt disappointed that we hadn't won."

Deacon says Mark Rimmer and Adam Nicholls (pictured) will come into contention for this week's home match with second from bottom Redruth (2.30pm).

Lock Rimmer has joined the club after returning to the country from Australia, while flanker Nicholls starred on his comeback match for the United team.

Deacon added: "We want to move up the table so we've got to be beating sides like Redruth who are below us.

"It's like being on a roller-coaster in this league. Every week you look at the results and there's at least one weird one.

"I've never known a league like it for ups and downs but we'll keep trucking."