Fullerians find themselves a little too close for comfort to the relegation zone after their inconsistent form continued with a 33-19 defeat at home to Cobham on Saturday.

The Watford club are now fourth-from-bottom of the Regional 2 Thames table, two places and six points above Hertfordshire rivals Old Haberdashers who they visit in a crucial game this weekend.

Cobham arrived at Coningesby Drive for the first meeting between the two clubs fresh from winning their previous four games, and they were soon in control with converted tries after five and ten minutes.

Watford Observer: Fullers go on the attack.Fullers go on the attack. (Image: Len Kerswill)

Fullers gathered themselves well and the versatile Rich McCabe, this week starting at Number 8, drove the Cobham defence back and back until he scored himself, Ben Matchett executing the kick well for the extras.

Cobham added a third try with a fine piece of individual skill from their full-back but they couldn’t make the conversion.

The hosts then kicked in again and a good battle commenced with Fullers threatening to reduce the deficit, only for Cobham to score their bonus point fourth try against the run of play just before half-time to open up a 26-7 lead.

Watford Observer: Cobham stand firm.Cobham stand firm. (Image: Len Kerswill)

The second half started a little cagily but Fullers did get on the scoreboard when some impressive handling through the backs saw Shaun Smith score, Matchett adding the conversion.

It was once again in the last ten minutes of the game where most of the action took place, with Cobham stretching their lead with another good try and conversion to put the game out of reach.

Fullerians did get a third try from full-back Kieran Cavanagh which wasn’t converted, but with eight minutes left on the clock the team felt they could get at least a point from the defeat, only for another piece of strong play to end when Cavanagh agonisingly dropped the ball a metre out with no one around him.