TAUNTON Titans head coach Tony Yapp hailed the character of his side but admitted to feeling they had "got out of jail" against Redruth on Saturday.

The Titans led 25-5 at half-time but three tries in 15 minutes gave the Cornish side the lead before Andy England's late try secured victory for the hosts.

Yapp said: "You could argue we got out of jail at the end, but at the same time I feel we were responsible for the jail we put ourselves in in the first place.

"From being in control at half-time, it seemed as if everything was going against us in the second half. Some of our decision making was poor and credit to Redruth - the nearer they got, the more their confidence grew.

"For us to come back at the end and win was great. We've told the boys to go away and enjoy Christmas - we're over the moon with another five points, that's four in a row which is great.

"Redruth is always a tough game, regardless of form. We have a lot to work on when we get back in the new year but we've not dropped anything today, so we're really pleased.

"There was sloppiness in that second half. We let the ball bounce a few times and a few decisions went their way. They got rewards from the maul and gained confidence to keep going. We can't afford to let the ball bounce and we could have been a bit smarter in possession to kill the game off earlier.

"We played loads of good stuff in the game. We were stood under our own posts with 10 minutes to go a score behind, so to come back and win is great and shows a lot of character. The boys worked hard and got their reward. It's five points, it's Christmas, there are loads of people here watching and they've had a good day. It sets us up nicely for the new year."

The crowd of 720 was Taunton's best for several seasons, and Yapp hopes the entertainment on show will prove an incentive for many to return.

"This is what we want to do on a regular basis, keep attracting people down here and creating the right environment," he said.

"The crowd were excellent today - it was vocal and noisy, which is what we want.

"After our little blip, we knew we had to win four in a row to be in the mix at Christmas.

"We've gone out there and done that - the last three games have been excellent, whereas today we coughed and spluttered a bit but it's another five points.

"We're hanging around and we're not out the picture yet. We'll review this after the Christmas break but if we can learn from this it will set us up nicely."

Taunton sit fourth, five points adrift of second place, going into the Christmas break - they return to action at Clifton on January 5.