Yorkshire Carnegie 28 Cornish Pirates 26


The Cornish Pirates narrowly lost out on victory against Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday in a hard fought battle in the Greene King IPA Championship at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

After picking up their first win of the season against bottom of the table Rotherham Titans the Pirates were hoping to continue in their winning ways. 

The Pirates kicked the game off, but it was Carnegie who dominated the early stages of the match. It was a back and forth first half which ended 21-17 to the Yorkshiremen at half time. 

The second half continued in the same vain with both teams having good spells but unfortunately the Pirates discipline cost them and they finished the match with 14 men after a yellow card. 

Carnegie mounted the pressure in the final minutes which ended with a try after a rolling maul to make things all level. An Alex Davies conversion was the final kick of the game to give Carnegie the win and the disappointed Pirates just a losing bonus point.

The Cornishmen have picked up a few injuries as well to ad to their woes but despite this, the Pirates are already looking towards getting back on track when they take on Nottingham at home next Sunday.

Listen to Will in conversation with Nick George below to find out more. You can also read Phil Westren's full match report here.