Cornish Pirates 34 Doncaster Knights 17

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Sunday March 26th 2017
Greene King IPA Championship Rd 20
Mennaye Field Penzance

Woll's Report

Spring it would seem, had sprung at last - as this particular rugby fixture provided clear evidence that 'We' do indeed - know how to “jolly well carry on”. This in spite of this week's futile attempt to disrupt the notion in the Capital. Sixty sun drenched seconds prior to kick off, can only have underlined the unity on display.

The ensuing eighty minutes exemplified how camaraderie is executed on our field of play – with Doncaster & the Pirates hammering ten bells out of each other, in the pursuit of that prized play off spot.

Coming into the game and it was the visitors seemingly in the driving seat, with a nine point cushion to defend. Or indeed extend – thus taking them out of the Cornishmen's range. Given the hosts' run of three defeats prior – form suggested this was of a high probability given the Knights' success over Carnegie the week before.

But then what does 'form' know? Click here to read Woll's full report. 

Cornish Pirates
50 Toby May, Kyle Moyle (22 Jack Arnott 62), 13 Tom Hendrickson, 12 Nicolas De Battista, 11 Max Bodilly, 10 Laurence May, 9 Alex Day, 1 Marlen Walker, 2 Jack Innard (Jack Andrew 25), 3 Paul Andrew, 4 Chris Morgan (capt), 5 Brett Beukeboom (18 Josh Caulfield 70), 6 Jake Parker, (19 John Stevens 64) 7 Dan Lee, 8 Tom Duncan

Replacements: un-used 17 Luke Chapman, 20 Mike Pope & 21 Will Cargill

Tries: Penalty (17), Bodilly (27), Moyle (34,45), L.May (79)
Cons: L.May (18,35,46)
Pens: L.May (55)

Yellow: Tom Duncan (39-49)

Doncaster Knights
15 Paul Jarvis, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Andy Bulumakau, 12 Lloyd Hayes, 11 Tyson Lewis, 10 Simon Humberstone (22 Dec Cusack 15), 9 Michael Heaney (21 Sam Edgerley 59), 1 Rich List (16 Jack Bergmanas 51), 2 Ben Hunter (17 Dave Nelson 56), 3 Colin Quigley (18 Joe Sproston 51), 4 Matt Challinor (19 Joe Maksymiw 48), 5 Glen Young, 6 Jack Ram (20 Alex Shaw 57), 7 Michael Hills ©, 8 Aaron Carpenter

Replacements: all used

Tries: Hunter (39), Carpenter (63)
Cons: Flockhart (40,64)
Pens: Flockhart (32)

Yellow: Glen Young (18-28)

Match Officials
Referee: Matthew O'Grady
AR1: Simon Adams
AR2: Gareth Copsey
4th: Daniel Collins
Assessor: Steve Leyshon

Attendance: 1248

Man of Match: Marlen Walker