1st XV Match Report V Cornish Pirates (Away) Sun 21/11/2010 

 

Cornish Pirates

(19) 50

 

Moseley

(0) 7   

Tries

Hopper 2, Cook, Locke, McAtee, Burgess 3

 

 

Maltman

 

Con

Cook 5

 

 

Thomas

 

Pen

 

 

 

 

 

Attend

1,854

 

 

 

 

Referee

Paul Knowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornish Pirates

 

Moseley

Grant Pointer

15

Oliver Thomas

Rhodri McAtee

14

Jack Pons

Matthew Hopper

13

Anthony Carter

Steve Winn

12

Andy Reay

Wesley Davies

11

Michael Gillick

Rob Cook

10

Bradley Davies

Gavin Cattle

9

Gareth Taylor

Alan Paver

1

Nathan Williams

David Ward

2

Adam Caves

Rodolf Brits

3

Terry Sigley

Laurie McGlone

4

Paul Spivey

Mike Myerscough

5

Richard Stott

Kyle Marriott

6

Neil Mason

Philip Burgess

7

Chevvy Pennycook

Blair Cowan

8

Michael Ellery

 

Replacements

 

Ryan Storer

16

Craig Voisey

Thomas Cowan-Dickie

17

Samuel Lewis

Carl Rimmer

18

David Lyons

Ian Nimmo

19

Michael Maltman

Chris Morgan

20

Daniel Robson

Thomas Luke

21

Andrew Borgen

Drew Locke

22

Callum MacBurnie

 

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Cornish Pirates

Min

Score

Moseley

  • Try Matthew Hopper

1

5 - 0

 

  • Miss Con Rob Cook

1

5 - 0

 

  • Try Rhodri McAtee

25

10 - 0

 

  • Con Rob Cook

25

12 - 0

 

  • Try Philip Burgess

30

17 - 0

 

  • Con Rob Cook

30

19 - 0

 

  • Try Rob Cook

45

24 - 0

 

  • Con Rob Cook

45

26 - 0

 

 

45

26 - 0

  • Rep Craig Voisey For Terry Sigley (Tactical)

 

45

26 - 0

  • Rep David Lyons For Richard Stott (Tactical)

 

48

26 - 0

  • Rep Andrew Borgen For Bradley Davies (Tactical)
  • Try Matthew Hopper

49

31 - 0

 

  • Con Rob Cook

49

33 - 0

 

  • Rep Drew Locke For Steve Winn (Tactical)

50

33 - 0

 

  • Rep Chris Morgan For Kyle Marriott (Tactical)

50

33 - 0

 

 

53

33 - 0

  • Rep Michael Maltman For Chevvy Pennycook (Tactical)

 

53

33 - 0

  • Rep Daniel Robson For Gareth Taylor (Tactical)
  • Rep Thomas Cowan-Dickie For David Ward (Tactical)

55

33 - 0

 

 

62

33 - 5

  • Try Michael Maltman

 

62

33 - 7

  • Con Oliver Thomas
  • Rep Thomas Luke For Wesley Davies (Tactical)

64

33 - 7

 

  • Rep Carl Rimmer For Rodolf Brits (Injury)

64

33 - 7

 

  • Rep Ian Nimmo For Blair Cowan (Tactical)

66

33 - 7

 

  • Rep Ryan Storer For Alan Paver (Tactical)

66

33 - 7

 

  • Try Drew Locke

68

38 - 7

 

  • Miss Con Rob Cook

68

38 - 7

 

  • Try Philip Burgess

70

43 - 7

 

  • Con Rob Cook

70

45 - 7

 

 

71

45 - 7

  • Rep Callum MacBurnie For Michael Gillick (Tactical)

 

73

45 - 7

  • Rep Samuel Lewis For Michael Ellery (Tactical)
  • Try Philip Burgess

75

50 - 7

 

  • Miss Con Rob Cook

75

50 - 7

 

 

Moseley blown away by Cornish Pirates

Birmingham Mail

 

Moseley were blown away by Cornish Pirates’ impressive firepower, conceding eight tries in a tough day at the Mennaye Field.

 

They had their moments, particularly in the second half, but three tries in the final ten minutes emphasised the gulf between the top four and bottom four in the Championship table.

 

Moseley made a disastrous start, conceding a try after only 34 seconds, with Pirates flanker Phil Burgess bursting through before sending centre Matt Hopper racing away down the right touchline.

 

The visitors managed to snuff out any more Pirates’ opportunities for a time and then enjoyed their best spell of the half. However, their efforts went unrewarded as full-back Ollie Thomas missed a pretty simple 25-metre penalty chance against his old club.

 

Pirates began to reassert their authority and two tries in quick succession, both from Moseley mistakes, put them clear.

 

Winger Rhodri McAtee tore through a splintered defence from 60 metres out after the visitors had knocked on, and five minutes later lock Laurie McGlone ran back Michael Gillick’s poor clearance kick and Burgess finished off, with fly-half Rob Cook converting both for a 19-0 interval lead.

 

The home onslaught continued after the break with two more tries in 14 minutes – the first by Cook, who then turned creator for Hopper’s second with a sizzling midfield burst, and Cook slotted two conversions. Moseley responded well and got to within inches of the Pirates’ line only to be penalised for a double movement.

 

Given fresh impetus by a host of replacements, they continued to batter away and they finally broke their duck when Drew Locke’s missed tackle on Andy Reay provided the chance for replacement Michael Maltman to cross beside the posts, giving Thomas an easy conversion.

 

They fell apart in the closing stages, though, with a Locke try and two from Burgess to complete his hat-trick bringing up the 50-point mark.