Pirates Narrow Defeat

Jersey Reds 27 Cornish Pirates 24 

                                                   

After a somewhat disappointing first half display the Cornish Pirates needed to fight their way back into this match, and they did. At one point 24-3 down, in the space of just six minutes in the second period they conjured up three converted tries to draw level. Indeed, it appeared that victory was suddenly in sight, but it wasn’t to be, their hopes dashed in the 79th minute when Sam Katz kept his cool to land a match-winning penalty.

By Phil Westren

Will Cargill’s third conversion drew the scores level at 24-all – Photo: Brian Tempest

Will Cargill’s third conversion drew the scores level at 24-all – Photo: Brian Tempest