Sunday September 11th 2016
Greene King IPA Championship Rd 2
Mennaye Field Penzance
Pictures By Simon Bryant
Buoyed by the excellent result last weekend at Goldington Road, hopes were understandably high of something similar perhaps, to mark Gav & Paves' first game in charge at home – and Moyle's 50th appearance in Pirate colours.
Maintaining a 100% start to the season may have been just beyond the Cornishmen – but a thrilling second half turnaround at least ensured the column marked 'L' remained – deservedly – at zero.
Having missed the drop last time around – Ealing had been rewarded with the chance to build during the close season – a task that seemingly has been carried out with commendable canniness.
Any side containing the likes of former Bristolians, Grieve & Lawrence – full Welsh international Harries and – most worryingly from a Pirates perspective, Mark Bright – need to be given full respect.