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Title: Pirates game
Post by: beak on October 08, 2017, 04:56:11 PM
A really good win away from home today as Pirates are no mugs despite their league position. When you consider Pirates scored 14 points in the last 3 mins then it was more comfortable than the score line suggests.
Title: Re: Pirates game
Post by: Tango Alpha 2 on October 09, 2017, 05:56:17 PM
Illness in the camp, players playing out of position, 2 early injuries, a typically heavy Penzance surface – outcome 5 tries, many near things & 5 thoroughly deserved points in a game we never looked like losing. We’ve had a TBP at PZ before & a win there before, but never the 2 in combination so that was the perfect outcome on a perfect October day for rugby. It was mild, overcast & virtually windless.
Within 3 we were 7-0 up & they were 1 man down. Scanlon the scorer all on his own right in the corner on the right found by Eden’s xkick. Moyle binned.
The next major action saw a Scanlon double on the end of a DV grubber 0-14. However a 5 minute hold up ensued as unseen Burke had taken a serious knock. The poor man was eventually led off looking like he had no idea who what or where he was. Replaced by Langley.
When Moyle was back on an ‘exit’ of ours namely a kick down a defensive throat was worked back until a dink over the top gave him a simple run in between the posts. 7-14. We were quickly back in the ascendancy & long period close to their line eventually led only to a knock on between the posts.
Eden was then injured replaced by Williams on as 11, Millett from 15 to 10, Scanlon from 11 to 15.
Our video analysis must have spotted a weakness in their line as match long we were putting dinks & grubbers behind them. We were nearly in again from a DV grubber.
They had a temporary lifeline when an obvious choke tackle was deemed not releasing 10-14. Again we were on the front foot & a Cardall burst led to a restorative pen 10-17.
Their 2nd binning shortly before HT led to our 3rd try. Scanlon was taken out in the air fielding a high kick through. Their 13 tried for the sympathy vote & stayed down even longer than our man, but the YC was inevitable. Pen kicked to the 22 fed quickly along the line to take advantage of the extra man to give Williams just enough room to squeeze over right in the corner. HT 10-22
Our line out had re-gained its potency overall & the scrum was reasonably solid once sir had settled down.
They pressed hard at the re-start & at 1 time we repelled a 13 man maul (1 in the bin), back to full complement they did create enough room for Moyle to go over far out on the left. 17-22.
Any time they got close on the scoreboard we moved clear again. This time a very satisfying team try as multiple phases finally led to Darryl racing through un-challenged between the posts.
It got better as an unprecedented 5th league try at this venue followed as an inch perfect xkick by Vili was taken in his stride by Williams for the game’s 3rd double. 17-34.
The rest of the game was fractured & error strewn them playing catch up from everywhere, us with all our subs on not quite finishing punishing them until against the general run of play their 9 ran in from 30 yards. The re-start was the last phase & lasted a good 2 minutes until they escaped again to salvage 2 undeserved points.
A 3rd away win in 4 – great stuff. In my eyes Darryl was the stand out, but Cardall really looked the part & Buckley left nothing out there.
It’s all very well the likes of me whingeing about the number of points conceded, but the fact remains we’ve scored more points than ‘free scoring Bedford’ & indeed everyone except the top 2 who are probably a class apart. Our points have come from playing a fast brand of attractive rugby too.
A n interesting sideline is that of our last 8 TBPs this season & last (including ODP) no less than 7 have been away from home.
The word is the much talked about ‘Stadium for Cornwall’ at Truro will start to be built in April 18 in time for the 19/20 season. In the meantime their always sub-standard programme has been abandoned & they now charge £1.00 for a team sheet which in our case was hopelessly inaccurate.

Next up Bedford our 13th different Championship opponent in the B & I, but a club who have always taken the competition seriously from the outset.
Title: Re: Pirates game
Post by: Proper on October 09, 2017, 09:09:26 PM
A great win and great to see the majority of tries coming from the backs this season. In past recent seasons we seemed to rely too much on tries from Brett Wilson or Paul Grant at the back of rolling mauls. Bit worrying that we keep on conceding tries in the last 5 or 10 minutes of matches ! What is the answer ? Any news of the extent ofTiff Eden's injury ?
Title: Re: Pirates game
Post by: topps on October 10, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
Thank you Tango Alpha 2 whoever you are for an amazing report on the game as usual . It is as if we were there .
Title: Re: Pirates game
Post by: beak on October 12, 2017, 06:10:19 AM
Anyone know if Tiff Edens injury is serious?