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An Vorladron Gernewek e. Glesyon Bedford

Wosa seythen a law ogas ha heb let, dy’Sul an howl an splannas yn fryntyn rag an fyt ma. Yth o an kynsa fytt yn Hanav Kampyorieth nowydh ha’n dhew bara a ros nebes bejethow nowydh chons dhe dhiskwedhes an pyth a yllons i gul – ha ny wrussons i tolla. Nyns esa dyffrans ynter an dhew mes yth o an votasen gewar a Nr 10 an Vorladron, Xavier Alvarez, hag a ros an Vorladron an gwayn. An Vorladron o an kynsa dhe skorya der an votasen Alvarez gans spal, hag a veu sewyes wosa nebes mynysen gans assay y’n gornel skoryes gans Harry Strong ha treylyes gans Alvarez. Wosa pymp mynysen An Vorladron eth yn ogas skorya nessa assay, mes pot yn-rag o’Meara eth marow kys bos chons rag Dan Lee kodha warnedhi. Yn lent, an Lesyon a dhallathas chalenjya An Vorladron, hag i a skoryas aga hynsa assay, hag a veu treylyes. Ena dew spal dhe’n Vorladron hag onan dhe’n Lesyon a wrug an skor 16-10 orth hanter-termyn.

Y’n nessa hanter yth o kales dhe leverel an dyffrans ynter an dhew bara, ha kyn hwrussa an dhew anedha kavos chonsow dhe skorya, mes po dre dhefens da po kammwriansow sempel, ny yllens i kavos assay. Ena y heveli y hwrussa An Vorladron kavos aga nessa assay mes diwettha delyvrans gans Callam Patteron a veu kontrewaytys ha Bedford a skoryas. An Vorladron ena a worras linen Bedford yn dann gwask, hag a veu pewashes gans spal a-dherag an peulyow Gans hemma An Vorladron lemmyn, o seyth poynt yn-rag. Dew vynysen wosa hemma an Lesyon a skoryas assay, mes dhe dhifresyans an skoedhyoryon dre, an assay treylyans eth in ledan. Skor lemmyn 22-20. An Lesyon a assayas yn krev rag ken assay, mes i a gnoukyas yn-rag hag yn unn sewya an skyrmys, an Vorladron a botyas marow an bel. Skor finel, An Vorladron 22, Glesyon Bedford 20.

The Cornish Pirates v. Bedford Blues

After a week of almost incessant rain, Sunday the sun shone brightly for this match. It was the first match of the new Championship Cup and both teams gave some faces a chance to show what they could do – and they didn’t disappoint. There wasn’t any difference between the two sides but it was the accurate boot of the Pirates’ Nr 10, Xavier Alvarez which gave the Pirates the win. The Pirates opened the scoring through the boot of Alvarez with a penalty which was after a few minutes by a try in the corner from Harry Strong, converted by Alvarez. After five minutes the Pirates nearly scored a second try, but o’Meara’s kick ahead went dead before Dan Lee could fall on it. Slowly the Blues started to challenge the Pirates and they scored their first try, which was converted. Then two penalties to the Pirates and one to the Blues made the score 16-10 at half-time.

In the second half it was difficult to tell the difference between the two sides, and although both of them had chances to score, either through good defence or simple mistakes, they couldn’t find a try. Then It seemed that the Pirates would get their second try but Callam Patterson’s last pass was intercepted and Bedford scored. The Pirates put pressure on the Bedford line and were rewarded with a penalty in front of the posts. With this the Pirates were now seven points in front. Two minutes later the Blues scored a try but to the relief of the home supporters, the conversion attempt went wide. Score now 22-20. The Blues tried hard for another try but they knocked on and from the resulting scrum, the Pirates kicked the ball dead. Final score, The Pirates 22, Bedford Blues 20.

Godhyli Loundres e. An Vorladron Gernewek

An fytt ma gwaries dhe’n Sportva Madjeski yn Reading a brovas bos An Vorladron Gernewek erbynn an ragwarioryon Godhyli Loundres, mar grev ens i. Wosa 5 mynysen an bagas Wodhyli a waynyas aga hynsa assay. An Vorladron a worthybis gans assay ha spal gans Will Cargill, mes an Wodhyli a dhehwelis gans aga nessa assay – 12-3. Hwath an Wodhyli a dhrehevi gwask der aga ragwarioryon, ha skon i a skoryas arta, hag ena wosa 33 mynysen i a dremenas an linen rag aga feswara assay ha’n poynt mas. Gans an treylyans, an Wodhyli a asas an park dhe hanter termyn gans skor a 26-8.

An nessa hanter a dhallathas yn-ta rag an Wodhyli hag i eth pella yn-rag gans aga fympes assay – 33-8. Byttegyns, an Vorladron na veu fethys hwath ha Kyle Moyle a skoryas y gynsa assay. Wosa hemma, Godhyli Loundres a gollas dew dhen dhe’n trog-drog, ha’n Vorladron a skoryas diwweyth arta, onan gans Kyle Moyle ha’n nessa, yn unn sewya onan an kartennow melin, assay spal – 33-29 Dell nesas leun-dermyn, y heveli y hwrussa an Vorladron kavos dew boynt mas, mes gans gwari finel an fytt, Godhyli Loundres a skoryas ken assay. Skor finel, Godhyli Loundres 38, An Vorladron Gernewek 29, gans unn poynt mas kelli dhe dhri tre yn le a dhew. Yth o sewyans pur dha yn gwiryonedh gans Godhyli Loundres dhyworth an Pennroweth ha liesgweyth moy asnodhow es an Vorladron.

London Irish v. The Cornish Pirates

This match played at the Madjeski Stadium, Reading a proved to be the Cornish Pirates against the London Irish forwards, so strong were they. After 5 minutes the London Irish pack gave them their first try. The Pirates responded with a penalty by Will Cargill, but Irish came back with their second try – 12-3. Still the Irish forwards built pressure through their forwards and soon they scored again, and then after 33 minutes they crossed the line for their fourth try and a bonus point. With the conversion, Irish left the field at half-time with dhe skor at 26-8.

The second half started well for Irish and they went further ahead with their fifth try. However, the Pirates weren’t beaten yet and Kyle Moyle scored his first try. After this, London Irish lost two men to the sin-bin, and the Pirates scored twice, one by Kyle Moyle and the second, following one of the yellow cards, a penalty try – 33-29. As it approached full time it seemed that the Pirates would have two bonus points, but with the final play of the game, Irish scored another try, denying thePirates the second bonus point. Final score, London irish 38, Cornish Pirates 29, with a single losing bonus point to bring home. It was in truth a good result with London Irish from the Premiership and many more resources.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Glesyon Bedford

Wosa bos tollys gans an sewyans yn Jersenys an seythen kyns, mal o gans an Vorladron dhe gavos gwayn. Byttegyns ny wrug henna hwarvos. Dres an kynsa hanter yth esa brassa rann an gwari yn hanter an Vorladron ha nyns o pell kyns an Lesyon dhe ygeri aga skor dre spal der an votasen dhiogel a Will Hooley, neb ny gollas unn pot an dohajydh dien. A-dhystowgh an Vorladron a worthybis ha wosa gwayans oberys yn ta, Sam Matavesi a skoryans yn-dann an peulyow – 7-3 dhe’n Vorladron. Bedford a ventenas an gwask hag a veu pewashes nessa spal. Hemma a veu sewyes gans assay dhe dhri an skor dhe 7-13. Hwath an Lesyon a ventenas an gwask ha kavos ken spal. Mes poran dhe hanter termyn an Vorladron a veu pewsahes spal a-dherag an peulyow ha Will Cargill a gemeras an tri foynt. Hanter termyn 10-16.

An nessa hanter an Vorladron a wellhas meur ha skon i a skoryas assay mes y’n lakka pris Cargill a fyllas gans an treylyans. Lemmyn gans unn poynt dyffrans y’n skor, an fyt a dhallathas dos yn few hag yth esa keschanj a assayow, mes pub prys gans an Vorladron unn poynt a dhelergh. Gans a-dro dhe dheg mynysen gesys ha’n Vorladron owth ynkressya an gwask, hag yn unn waya an bel yn uskis a-hys an geynoryon yth esens i owth omsettya war an linen Bedford, mes an diwettha delivrans a veu kontrawaytyes ha Dean Adamson a bonyas hys an park dhe ri an Lesyon led a 8 poynt. Byttegyns ny wrug an Vorladron omri hag i a skoryas dhe dhri an skor arta dhe unn poynt an dyffrans. Y’n mynysenow merwel i a allsa skorya arta, mes i a gollas an bel yn-rag. Nyns esa edhom dhe Bedford mes gwaynya an skyrmys ha potya an bel yn tuch. Skor finel, An Vorladron 29, Glesyon Bedford 30.

The Cornish Pirates v. Bedford Blues

After being disappointed with the result in Jersey the week before, The Pirates were keen to get a win. However, this wasn’t to be. Over the first half the bulk of the play was in the Pirates’ half, and it wasn’t long before the Blues opened their score with a penalty via the reliable boot of Will Hooley, who didn’t miss a kick the whole afternoon. Immediately the Pirates replied and following a well-worked move, Sam Matavesi scored under the posts – 7-3 to the Pirates. Bedford maintained the pressure and were rewarded with a second penalty. This was followed by a try to bring the score to 7-13. Still the Blues kept up the pressure and got another penalty. But right on half-time the Pirates were awarded a penalty in front of the posts and Will Cargill took the three points. Half-time 10-16.

The second half the Pirates improved a lot and soon scored a try but unfortunately Cargill failed with the conversion. Now with a point difference in the score the match came to life and there was an exchange of tries, but always with the Pirates one point behind. With around ten minutes left and with the Pirates increasing the pressure and moving the ball rapidly along the backs they were attacking the Bedford line, but the last pass was intercepted and Dean Adamson ran the length of the field to give the Blues an 8-point lead. However, the Pirates didn’t give up and they scored to bring the score again to a point difference. In the dying minutes they could have scored again but lost the ball forward. There was no need for Bedford to but win the scrum and kick the ball into touch. Final score, the Cornish Pirates 29, Bedford Blues 30.

Rudhyon Jersenys e. An Vorladron Gernewek

An diwettha tro y hwrug An Vorladron fetha Jerseys y’n kesunyans o yn 2012 – a wrussa bush a neb 1600 gweles Jersenys gwitha aga hovadh?

Wosa 7 mynysen hag yn unn sewya ro dhe-ves orth an skyrmys, Jersenys a skoryas assay treylys yn-dann an peulyow. Gans 26 mynysen war an klock, gwask pella dhyworth Jersenys a furvyas omdowl lewya dhyworth linen duch dhe wul an skor 14-0. Yth esa chons a spal rag an Vorladron mes Will Cargill a fyllas. Skyrmys an Vorladron o yn-dann gwask heb let gans koll an bel – Yth esa an bagas Jersenys ow kwaynya yn fydhyans. Penberthy a enkressyas led Jersenys gans spal dhyworth 52 meter. Tro’ ha hanter termyn Jersenys a wruk stroll dhyworth linen duch hag yth esa an Vorladron ow hwilas chons dhe lewya yn-dann an peulyow. Jersenys eth mes a wari ha’n Vorladron a erviras mos rag spal es. 17-3 dhe hanter termyn.

An nessa hanter a dhallathas rag pub dhe wari ganso ha’n skoedhyoryon Vorladron a sevis aga levow. An Penberthy diogel a botyas ken spal dhe ynkressya an led 20-3. Yth esa gwask moy an skyrmys Jersenys, ha nyns o mes knouk a-rag hag a sawys an Vorladron a skor pella. Penberthy a wrynyas an gollel spal hag yth o 23-3 gans 20 mynysen gesys. Yth esa edhomm dhe’n Vorladron lemmyn a dri assay hag i a herdhas krev mes i a gnoukyas a-rag. Ena Penberthy a skoryas gol daslamm kyns Matavesi dhe skorya yn-dann an peulyow. Jersenys a worthybis dre lewya dhe linen 5-meter an Vorladron mes i a gnoukyas yn-rag – byttegyns aga skyrmys gwarthevyek a dhaswaynyas an bel dhe wul an skor finel 33-10. Hag ytho an bucka Jersenys a drig.

Jersey Reds v. the Cornish Pirates

The last time Pirates won in the league against Jersey was in 2012 Would a crowd of some 1600 see Jersey maintain their record?

After 7 minutes and following a turnover at the scrum Jersey dotted down until the posts and convert. Further pressure from Jersey and they looked to set up a driving maul from a lineout – with 26 minutes on the clock they make it 14-0. Not looking good especially as a penalty attempt from Cargill fails. The Pirates scrum is continually under pressure and more, ball is lost – the Jersey pack is building in confidence. Penberthy in his own half and 52 m out increased the Jersey lead to 17 – 0. In the closing stages Jersey mess up from a lineout and the Pirates are looking to drive over under the posts. Jersey go off side and Pirates have the choice of an easy penalty or a 5m scrum. 17-3 at half time.

The Second half started with all to play for as the Pirates supporters raised their voices. The ever reliable Penberthy kicked another penalty to take the lead back to 20 -3. More Jersey scrum pressure and only a knock on saved Pirates from falling further behind. Penberthy twists the penalty knife and it is 23- 3 with 20 minutes left. Pirates need 3 tries and push hard only to knock on. Penberthy drops a goal before Matavesi scores under the posts. Jersey reply by driving to the Pirates 5m line only to knock on – but their dominant scrum wins the ball back and the final score is 33 – 10. So, the Jersey bogey remains.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Nottingham

Yma lavar koth meur-usys hag yw ‘fytt a dhew hanter’ ha hemm yw poran an pyth o an fytt dy Sul ynter an Vorladron ha Nottingham. An fordh may hwrug an Vorladron gwari y’n kynsa hanter y fia anpossybyl rag an gwella para y’n kesunyans – ha brassa rann an re na y’n Pennroweth – dhe hedhi. An Vorladron a ygoras aga skor y’n 4a mynysen gans assay treylys, hag ena y’n 10ves ha 14ves, dew voy dhe dhri an skor dhe 21-0. Hwath an Vorladron a besyas orth toeth men hag erbynn an 20ves mynysen yth esa an poynt mas y’n sagh – 26-0. Y heveli bos Nottingham kellys rag gorthyp, awos na wrussens i hwath entra 22 an Vorladron. Hag yndella y pesyas. Nebes mynysennow moy, spal dhe’n Vorladron ha’ga pympes assay – 36-0! Byttegyns, gans diwettha gwari an hanter, Nottingham a skyoryas yn-dann an peulyow – 36-7.

Yth esa keniver onan y’n park ow teseves dhe’n lyha dew po tri assay moy dhyworth an Vorldron y’n nessa hanter, mes ny wrug henna hwarvos. An Vorladron a wrug niver a kemerydhysi rag an nessa hanter, y’ga mysk, rew a-rag dien. Martesen hemma a janjyas taklow, drefen na wrug an Vorladron alemma ra gwari gans an keth toeth na godros, yn unn asa Nottingham, tamm ha tamm gwaynya fydhyans – an pyth a veu krevhes gans assay wosa 10 mynysen. Deg mynysen wosa hemma, i a skoryas arta dhe dhri an skor dhe 36-21. Hag ena wosa 5 mynysen, an Vorladron a veu pewashes spal, ha dhe hebaskhe an nervow, y feu ervirys kemeres pot orth an peulyow, mes pot kemerydh Harvey Skinner eth ynn stray. Lemmyn yth esa Nottingham y’n esedh lewyas ha gans 5 mynysen gesys, pot kist yn unn sewya skyrmys a veu resegys er y bynn yn es ha Nottingham a gavas aga assay poynt mas. Yth o hemma an diwettha skor an fytt ha dhe dhifresyans an skoedhyoryon tre, breusyas Sarah Cox a hwibanas rag leun termyn. Skor finel, An Vorladron Gernewek 36, Nottingham 28.

The Cornish Pirates v. Nottingham

There’s a much-used saying, ‘a game of two halves’ and this is exactly what this match was on Sunday between the Pirates and Nottingham. The way in which the Pirates played in the first half would have been impossible to stop by the best team in the league – and the best part of those in the Premiership. The Pirates opened their score in the 4th minute with a converted try, and then in the 10th and 14th two more to bring the score to 21-0. Still the Pirates continued at full speed and by the 20th minute the bonus point was in the bag – 26-0. It seemed that Nottingham were lost for an answer, as they had not yet entered the Pirates’ 22. And so it continued. A few minutes later a penalty to the Pirates and then their fifth try – 36-0! However, with the last play of the half, Nottingham a scored under the posts – 36-7.

Everyone in the ground were expecting at least two or three more tries from the Pirates in the second half, but this did not happen. The Pirates made a number of changes for the second half, which included a completely new front row. Perhaps this changed things, because the Pirates no longer played with the same speed and threat, allowing Nottingham to gradually gain confidence – which was strengthened with a try after 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, they scored again to bring the score to 36-21. And then after 5 minutes, the Pirates were awarded a penalty, and to calm the nerves, a kick at the posts was decided, but replacement Harvey Skinner’s kick went wide. Now it was Nottingham in the driving seat and with 5 minutes remaining, a box kick following a scrum was easily charged down, and Nottingham got their bonus point try. This was the last score of the match and to the relief of the home supporters, referee Sarah Cox blew for full time. Final Score, The Cornish Pirates 36, Nottingham 28.

Ealing e. An Vorladron Gernewek

Yth o anwoheladow y hwrussa an Vorladron kelli neb prys skon wosa bos anfethys yn 14 fytt – y’n lig hag yn ‘kowethasegow’ – ha henna a hwarva an bennseythen ma yn Ealing. Ealing a ygoras an skor gans assay wosa 10 mynysen mes an Vorladron a worthebis a-ji dhe 3 mynysen gans dew assay aga honan dhe dhri an skor dhe 7-10. Ena Ealing a gemeras kontrol a’n fytt ha kyn hwrug an Vorladron kavos spal tamm kyns hanter-termyn, potyes gans Will Cargill, rann ma an gam a veu governys gans Ealing, neb a skoryas tri assay moy orth 33, 39 ha 40 mynysen – an kynsa dew ow bos treylyes ha’n diwettha yn ewn dhyworth linen duch y’n gornel – dhe ri an ostys led a 26-13 ha’n poynt mas.

Ny wrug Ealing lenthe naneyl dhe dhalleth an nessa hanter, yn unn skorya aga pympes assay (andreylyes) wosa 3 mynysen ha’ga hweghes wosa gwask heb let 7 mynysen wosa hemma. An dhew assay moy ma war-barth gans spal orth 63 mynysen a ros dhe Ealing led a 41-16 hag a heveli na via possybyl rag an Vorladron dhe dhrehedes – an tri foynt moy dhe’n Vorladron gans grassow dhe spal Cargill. Byttegyns, kynth esa Ealing yn lagasow a’ga skoedhyoryon ‘mes a wel, dell yw usys an Vorladron a’s teva tybyanow dyffrans, hag i a skoryas 19 poynt anworthebys y’n diwettha 15 mynysen. An dasserghyans a veu ledys gans Kyle Moyle neb a skoryas assay orth 65 mynysen, treylyes gans Harvey Skinner hag ena orth 75 mynysen gans Robin Wedlake, neb a dhaswrug hemma gans diwettha gwari an fytt dhe ri dhodho y wrynch-hat. Gans Skinner ow treylya yn sewen, an breusyas a hwibonas rag termyn dhe wul an skor finel – Ealing 41, An Vorladron Gernewek 35, gans 5 poynt dhe Ealing ha 2 boynt dhe’n Vorladron, sewyans ha’ga gwith dhe benn an voesen.

Ealing v. The Cornish Pirates

It was inevitable that the Pirates would lose sometime soon after being undefeated in 14 matches – in the league and in ‘friendlies’ – and this happened this week-end at Ealing. Ealing opened the scoring with a try after 10 minutes, but the Pirates responded within 3 minutes with two of their own to bring the score to 7-10. Then Ealing took control of the match and although the Pirates scored a penalty just before half-time, kicked by Will Cargill, this part of the game was governed by Ealing, who scored three more tries at 33, 39 and 40 minutes – the first two converted and the third directly from a line-out in the corner – to give the hosts a 26-13 lead and the bonus point.

Ealing did not slow down either at the start of the second half, scoring their fifth try (unconverted) after 3 minutes and their sixth after sustained pressure 7 minutes later. These two tries together with a penalty on 63 minutes gave Ealing a lead of 41-16 which seemed impossible for the Pirates to reach – the three extra points to the Pirates thanks to a Cargill penalty. However, although Ealing were in the eyes of their supporters, out of sight, as usual the Pirates had different ideas and they scored 19 unanswered points in the last 15 minutes. The resurgence was led by Kyle Moyle who scored a try after 65 minutes, converted by Harvey Skinner, and then on 75 minutes by Robin Wedlake, who repeated this with the final play of the match to give him his hat-trick. With Skinner successfully converting, the referee blew for time to make the final score – Ealing 41, The Cornish Pirates 35, with 5 points to Ealing and 2 to the Pirates, a result which keeps them at the top of the table.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Richmond

Prederow y fia an fyt ma onan es lowr rag an Vorladron a veu danvenys yn kerth dhyworth an dalleth, gans an Vorladron ow hebkor tri skyrmys spal dhe vagas Richmond pur grev. Yn anwoheladow, an re ma a ledyas war an diwedh dhe assay rag Richmond, an pyth na alsa aga fotyer treylya. Mes an Vorladron a omdrehevis dhe’n kaws hag y’n 17ves mynysen a veu pewashes gans spal dhe wul an skor 3-5. A-ji dhe deyr po peder mynysen, an Vorladron a gavas linen duch yn gornel an hen Kenedhlek an West hag y’n omdowl rolya a swyas, an higer Richmond a veu diskwedhys karten velyn gans an breusyas ow ponya yn-dann an peulyow rag assay spal – 10-5. Ken assay, an dro ma gans Sam Maravesi, a sewyas y’n keth kornel, mes attent treylyans Will Cargill a gravas tu a-ves an peul. Peder mynysen kyns hanter-termyn, Richmond a skoryas aga eyl assay, mes an Vorladron a’s teva an ger finel an hanter gans aga thressa assay – 22-12.

Dhe dhalleth an eyl hanter, An Vorladron a gresshas an toth hag yn unn sewya spal y’n 22 Richmond, ha’n warioryon Richmond ow mires an eyl orth y gila, Alex Day gans tap uskis, a bonyas yn-dann an peulyow – 29-12. Richmond a ventenas an gwask ha gans deg mynysen gesys war an klock i a skoryas aga thressa assay yn-dann an peulyow. Gans chons lemmyn a poynt mas, Richmond a dewlis puptra orth an Vorladron, mes defens an Vorladron a omsynsas fast hag a naghas Richmond skor pella. Gans knoukya yn-rag gans Richmond, an breusyas a hwibonas rag termyn yn unn ri dhe’n Vorladron aga 11ves gwayn yn rew y’n lig, poyntyow moyha a 20, hag a surhes aga le dhe benn an voesenn. Skor finel – An Vorladron Gernewek 29, Richmond 19.

The Cornish Pirates v. Richmond

Thoughts that this match would be easy were dispelled from the start with the Pirates conceding three scrum penalties to a very strong Richmond pack. Inevitably these led eventually to a Richmond try which their kicker was unable to convert. But the Pirates rose to the cause and in the 17th minute were awarded a penalty to make the score 3-5. Within three or four minutes the Pirates had a line-out in the old Western National corner, and in the ensuing rolling maul, the Richmond hooker was shown a yellow card with the referee running under the posts for a penalty try -10-5. Another try, this time by Sam Matavesi, followed in the same corner, but Will Cargill’s conversion attempt just grazed the outside of the post. Four minutes before half-time Richmond scored their second try, but the Pirates had the final word with their third try – 22-12.

At the start of the second half, the Pirates upped the pace and following a penalty in the Richmond 22, and while the Richmond players were looking at each other, Alex Day, with a quick tap, ran in under the posts – 29-12. Richmond maintained the pressure and with ten minutes left on the clock, they scored their third try under the posts. With the chance now of a bonus point, Richmond threw everything at the Pirates, but the Pirates’ defence held firm and denied Richmond a further score. With a Richmond knock-on, the referee blew for time, giving the Pirates their 11th win in a row in the league, maximum points of 20, and ensuring their place at the top of the table. Final score – The Cornish Pirates 29, Richmond 19.

Hartpury e. An Vorladron Gernewek

A kynsa fyt an seson a-ves o derby leel gans Hartpury – neb pellder a 222 mildir! Gwask a-varr gans Hartpury a dhros dhedha led a 7-0 wosa 5 mynysen. Eyl assay Hartpury a ystynnas aga led dhe 12-0. Hartpury a besyas gans an gwask hag esa ow previ assay gwiw rag an Vorladron. Byttegyns, assay Robin Wedlake sewyes gans onan gans Callum Patterson a levenhas an skoryow gans treylyans yn unn wul an led dhe’n Voradron. Ena, Wedlake a gontrewaytyas delivrans yn y 22 y honan ha ponya an 80 meter dhe blansa an bel dres an linen. Spal dhe’n Vorladron a’n gwrug 12-24 hag gans an klock ow nesa hanter-termyn, an ragwrioryon Hartpury a omherdhyas dres an linen dhe omwitha y’n batel – 17-24. Byttegyns, potya diogel Will Cargill a wrug an dyffrans.

Assay poynt mas dhe’n Vorladron a dheuth wosa 6 mynysen an eyl hanter a dhri an skor dhe 17-29, mes Eves a Hartpury yn unn hedhi an Vorladron yn anlaghel a veu diskwedhys karten velyn – ervirans breusyas hag a veu akordys gans skoedhyoryon An Vorladron. Gwask heb hedhi gans an Vorladron a ledyas dhe assay wrynch-hatt rag Wedlake – 17-34. Mes ny wrug Wedlake esedha war y lorwydh wosa hemma hag ystynna an led dhe 17-39. Gans 10 mynysen gesys Hartpury a dhallathas derevel gwask rag aga peswara assay, ha kyn hwrug an Vorladron daskor niver a spalyow ogas dh’aga linen, an defens a synsas fast, yn unn witha Hartpury heb skor der an nessa hanter. Kyfeyth kynsa war an splytt yw gwiw mes an dehen war wartha a’n gwra marthys, k’ar dell wrug an seythves assay rag an Vorladron, skoryes ha treylyes gans Harvey Skinner dhe ri an skor finel – Hartpury 17, An Vorladron Gernewek 46.

Dhyworth dalleth drog-dharganus a 0-12 wosa 8 mynysen, an Vorladron a wolyas yn kerdh gans gwayn marthys.

Hartpury v Cornish Pirates

The first away match of the season was a local derby with Hartpury – a distance of 222 miles! Early pressure from Hartpury brought them a 7-0 lead after 5 minutes. A second Hartpury try extended their lead to 12-0. More pressure from Hartpury was making this is a real test for the Pirates’ resolve. A Robin Wedlake try followed by one by Callum Patterson 2 minutes later levelled the scores with the conversion giving the Pirates the lead. Westlake then intercepted a pass in his own 22 and ran the 80 metres to dot down. A Pirates penalty made it 12 -24 and Just on half-time the Harpury forwards rumbled over to keep them in it at 17–24. However, Cargill’s reliable kicking made all the difference.

A bonus Pirates try after 6 minutes of the second half brought the score to 17–29. Eves of Hartpury in stopping the Pirates illegally was shown a yellow card – a decison by the referee which was endorsed by the Pirates supporters. Continual Pirates’ pressure lead to Wedlake hat trick – 17–34. But Wedlake didn’t sit on his laurels and extended the lead to 17–39. With 10 minutes left Hartpury pushed hard for a fourth try and although the Pirates conceded a series of penalties close to their line, the defence held fast keeping Hartpury scoreless in the second half. Jam first on the split is proper, cream on the top makes it brilliant – as did the seventh try for the Pirates, scored and converted by Harvey Skinner to give the final score – Hartpury 17, the Cornish Pirates 46.

From an ominous position of 0-12 after 8 minutes, The Pirates sailed away with a great win.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Coventry

Gans Coventry nowydh avonsys dhe’n Gampyorieth hag yn unn brena niver a warioryon a savon ughel, fyt kales a veu desevys. Henna a veu prevys der an kynsa pymp mynysen gans an dhew bara ow kwari orth toth men. Byttegens yth o an Vorladron a skoryas kynsa gans poot spal sewen gans Will Cargill. Ogas ha dhystowgh, Coventry a worthebis gans aga spal aga honen, 3-3. Wosa kwarter our nebes gwari krev gans an Vorladron a welas Tom Duncan tremena an linen rag kynsa assay an Vorladron. Coventry a besyas gwari gans gallos mes yth o an Vorladron a skoryas arta gans poot spal sewen gans Will Cargill. Ny wrug Coventry lehe aga assay mes poran dhe hanter termyn, an Vorladron a skoryas arta. Yn unn sewya linen duch, an bel a veu danvenys heb let a-hys an linen, ow korfenna gans Harry Strong neb a dremenas y’n gornel. Will Cargill o sewen gans an treylyans kales dhe wul an skor dhe hanter termyn 20-3 dhe’n Vorladron.

An nessa hanter a besyas yn kethsam maner gans an dhew bara ow strivya skorya, mes yth o an Vorladron neb a ynkressyas aga skor gans poot spal. Hemma a veu sewyes gans tressa assay rag an Vorladron hag yth o Tom Duncan arta neb a dremenas an linen. 28-3. Hwath nyns esa chanj vyth yn toth an gwari yn despit niver a gemerydhysi gwrys gans an dhew bara. Lemmyn rag an kynsa tro, Coventry a ylli terri defens an Vorladron ha kyns-Morlador Tom Kessel a skoryas y’n gornel. An treylyans o sewen dhe wul an skor 28-10. Byttegyns yth o an Vorladron a gavas an diwettha ger gans Sam Matevesi ow kwia der an defens Coventry hag yn unn gnoukya kopel dhe’n dor, a skoryas an assay poynt mas rag an Vorladron. Gans treylyans sewen gans Harvey Skinner, hemm o an skor finel – An Vorladron Gernewek 35, Coventry 10.

The Cornish Pirates v. Coventry.

With Coventry newly promoted and buying a number of players of a high standard, a hard match was expected. This was proved during the first five minutes with both teams playing at top speed. However, it was the Pirates who scored first with a successful penalty kick by Will Cargill. Almost immediately Coventry responded with a penalty of their own. 3-3. After a quarter of an hour some powerful play by the Pirates saw Tom Duncan cross the line for the Pirates’ first try. Coventry continued to play with power but it was the Pirates who scored again with a successful penalty kick by Will Cargill. Coventry never lessened their effort but exactly on half-time the Pirates scored again. Following a line-out the ball was sent unhindered along the line, finishing with Harry Strong scoring in the corner. Will Cargill was successful with the difficult conversion to make the score at half-time 20-3 to the Pirates.

The second half continued in the same manner with both sides striving to score, but it was the Pirates who increased their score with a penalty. This was followed by the Pirates’ third try and it was Tom Duncan again who crossed the line – 28-3. There was still no change in the speed of the play in spite of a number of replacements by both sides. Now for the first time, Coventry were able to breach the Pirates’ defence and former Pirate Tom Kessel scored in the corner. The conversion was successful to make the score 28-10. However, it was the Pirates’ who had the last word with Sam Matavesi weaving through the defence and after knocking a couple to the ground, scored the bonus point try for the Pirates. With a successful conversion, this was the final score – The Cornish Pirates 35, Coventry 10.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Marrogyon Kardhana

Wosa rag-seson sewen, hemm o an prov gwiw. An Vorladron a dhallathas yn krev, yn unn spena brassa rann an kynsa deg mynysen a-ji dhe’n 22 Marrogyon. Byttegyns, yth o an Varrogyon neb a dennas kynsa goes yn unn wertha fekler hag orth y wul, ow kavos aswa ledan yn defens Morladron dhe weles an kynsa skor. Skon wosa hemma, an Vorladron a veu pewashes spal mes poot Will Cargill eth yn-mes an peulyow. Byttegyns an Vorladron a besya omsettya ha skon Sam Matavesi a dreusas an linen dhe wul an skor egwal, 7-7. Ogas ha distowgh an Varrogyon a skoryas aga nessa assay, hag arta an Vorladron a worthybis gans aga nessa assay i, 14-14. Dell hwarva kyns, an Varrogyan a dehwelis hag a skoryas aga thressa assay dhe synsi an led ynwedh arta. Mes ny via an Vorladron fethys ha kyns hanter-termyn i a skoryas aga thressa assay dhe dhri an skor egwall ynwedh. Ytho, dhe hanter-termyn yth o 21-21.

Gans hwegh assay skoryes y’n kynsa hanter, yth esa prederow yn-mysk an skoedhyoryon a lies moy y’n nessa hanter, mes dell hwarva, nyns esa marnas onan. An kynsa chons a godhas dhe’n Varrogyon neb a veu pewashes spal, mes aga foot a gronkyas erbynn an peul ha’n Vorladron a ylli klerhe aga linen. Gwari o mantollys lemmyn mes an Varrogyon a veu pewashes spal yn ewn a-dherag an peulyow ha ny wrug aga fotyer Charlie Folet fyllel. 24-21 dhe’n Varrogyon. Mes yth esa an mordid ow treylya tamm lemmyn ha’n Vorladron a skoryas aga feswara assay yn unn ri dhedha poynt mas ha’n led rag an kynsa tro, 28-24. Ena spal rag an Vorladron ha Will Cargill a veu gelwys dhe gemeres tenn orth an peulyow y’n pyth a wrug e’ seweni. Res o dhe’n Varrogyon lemmyn skorya assay treylyes dhe gavos orth an gwella, kesskor, mes ny wrug hemma hwarvos ha’n gam a worfennas – An Vorladron Gernewek 31, Marrogyon Kardhana 24.

The Cornish Pirates v. Doncaster Knights.

After a successful pre-season, this was the real test. The Pirates started strongly, spending the best part of the first ten minutes inside the Knights 22. However, it was the Knights who drew first blood in selling a dummy and finding a wide gap in the Pirates’ defence to see the first score. Soon after this the Pirates were awarded a penalty but Will Cargill’s kick went wide of the posts. However, the Pirates continued to attack and soon Sam Matavesi crossed the line to equal the scores, 7-7. Almost immediately the Knights scored their second try, and again the Pirates responded with their second try, 14-14. As happened before, the Knights returned and scored their third try to take the lead again. But the Pirates wouldn’t be beaten and before half-time they scored their third try to equal the scores again. So, at half-time it was 21-21.

With six tries scored in the first half, there were thoughts amongst the supporters of a lot more in the second half but as it happened, there was only one. The first chance fell to the Knights who were awarded a penalty but their kick hit the post and the Pirates were able to clear their line. Play was balanced now, but the Knights were awarded a penalty right in front of the posts and their kicker, Charlie Foley, didn’t fail. 24-21 to the Knights. But the tide was turning somewhat now and the Pirates scored their fourth try, giving them the bonus point and the lead for the first time, 28-24. Then a penalty for the Pirates and Will Cargill was called upon to take a shot at the posts which he did successfully. The Knights now had to score a converted try to draw at the best, but this wasn’t to happen and the game finished, The Cornish Pirates 31, Doncaster Knights 24.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Albion Aberplymm

An vysyt ma dhe Aberplymm a brovis bos fytt pur gales rag an Vorladron, neb a gavas Albion ‘knowen grev’ dh’y krackya. Yth o para Morladron dyffrans yn tien a dhallathas dy’Sadorn es henna a fethas An Chyftens an seythen kyns, mes yth esens i skon owth omsettya orth an linen Albion. Byttegyns, an defens Albion a omsynsas fast hag a-dro dhe hanter fordh y’n kynsas hanter, yth o tro Albion dhe omsettya orth linen an Vorladron. Mes nebes yn-mes an 22, Morlader Maliq Holden a dhalghennas bel lows ha ponya y honen hys an park dhe ygeri folen skorya an Vorladron. Hemma a veu sewys gans gwayans skentyl gans hantrer skyrmys Alex Schwartz, neb a dhanvonas Alex o’Meara rag an nessa assay dhe wul an skor 12-0 dhe’n Vorladron dhe hanter-termyn.

Y’n nessa hanter Abion a-dhystowgh a omsettyas orth linen an Vorladron hag i a veu pewashes gans assay y’n gornel. Albion a besyas dhe worra gwask war linen an Vorladron hag y’n omdowl hag a sewyas linen duch, John Stevens a veu diskwedhys karten velyn rag ‘knouk dhe’n dor’ a-borpos yn unn ri y’n kettermyn assay spal dhe Albion. Lemmyn gans an skor 12-12, an diwettha ugens mynysen a dherivas termyn kales rag an Vorladron, mes nyns o pell kyns Dan Koster a bonyas tre yn-dann an peulyow, sewyes gans Harvey Skinner neb a worras an Vorladron dew skor a-rag gans spal – 12-22. Ny wrussa Albion omri ha pesya omsettya, mes yth o an Vorladron neb a gavas an diwettha ger gans assay – poot treus-park gans Harvey Skinner a veu kemerys yn perfydh gans Robyn Wedlake neb a skoryas ogas dhe’n peulyow. Skor finel: Albion Aberplymm 12, an Vorladron Gernewek 29.

The Cornish Pirates v. Plymouth Albion.

This visit to Plymouth proved to be a very hard match for the Pirates, who found Albion a ‘tough nut’ to crack. It was a completely different Pirates’ team that started Saturday to that which beat the Chiefs the week before, but they were soon attacking the Albion line. However, the Albion defence held fast and around the half-way mark in the first half, it was Albion’s turn to attack the Pirates’ line. But just outside the 22, Pirate Maliq Holden seized a loose ball and ran solo the length of the field to open the Pirates’ score sheet. This was followed by a clever move from scrum-half Alex Schwartz who sent in Alex o’Meara for the second try to make the score 12-0 to the Pirates at half-time.

In the second half Albion immediately attacked the Pirates’ line and were rewarded with a try in the corner. Albion a continued to put pressure on the Pirates’ line and in the maul following a line-out, John Stevens was shown a yellow card for a deliberate ‘knock down’ giving at the same time a penalty try to Albion. Now with the score at 12-12, the last 20 minutes heralded a hard time for the Purates, but it wasn’t long before Dan Koster ran home under the posts, followed by Harvey Skinner who put the Pirates two scores ahead with a penalty – 12-22. Albion would not surrender and continued to attack, but it was the Pirates who had the last word with a try – a cross-field kick by Harvey Skinner was perfectly taken by Robyn Wedlake who scored close to the posts. Final score: Plymouth Albion 12, The Cornish Pirates 29.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. An Chyftens Karesk

Rag an nessa fyt kowethek a’n seson nowydh, an park o ‘gwerthys dien’ – 3,000 skoedhyer – pub anedha gans mall meur dhe weles fyr marthys, ha ny vons i diswaytys! Karesk a worras para gans meur a brevyans ha nerth war an park, mes yth o an Vorladron hag a dennas an kynsa goes – wosa namoy es an tressa mynysen – gans Callun Patterson yn unn skorya y’n gornel. A-dhystowgh wosa an dastalleth, an Vorladron a skoryas arta yn-dann an peulyow. Dew assay a-ji dhe’n kynsa 5 mynysen! Skor, 12-0. Henna a veu sewyes skon gans spal – 15-0. Gwari o uskis penn dhe benn, gans an Vorladron yn unn skorya unn assay moy ha’n Chyftens dew assay. Ogas dhe hanter termyn, Kyle Moyle a veu res karten velyn – tamm ahweg y’m brys – ha der an spal a sewyas, Karesk a skoryas aga thressa assay. Hanter termyn ha 22-21 dhe’n Vorladron.

Yth esa pub huni ow tesevos Karesk dhe gemeres prow a’n 8 mynysen gans Kyle y’n trog-drog, mes an Vorladron a’s teva tybyansow dyffrans ha nagha Karesk skor. Yn gwir, an Vorladron o mar vreselus es dell yns i kyns, ha wosa 60 mynysen, i a skoryas aga feswara assay, gans Christian Judge yn unn gemeras an bel orth toth men ha skorya ogas dhe’n peulyow, yn unn gemeres dew warier Karesk dres an linen ganso. Lemmyn an dhew bara a wrug devnydh a lies arlehor, ha kyn wrug an Chyftens aga gwella, ny yllens i terri defens an Vorladron. Y’n lakka prys, gans pymp mynysen gesys, Sam Morley a Garesk a wodhevis pystik drog ha res o dhodho bos kemerys a-dhiworth an park war rava. An Chyftens a vatalyas yn kales, mes gans spal dhe Vorladron, an bel a veu potyes yn tuch, ha’n gam o gorfennys. Skor finel, 29-21, ha gwayn kowrek rag an Vorladron.

The Cornish Pirates v. Exeter Chiefs.

For the second friendly match of the new season, the ground was a ‘sell-out’ – 3,000 supporters – all of them expecting a great game, and they weren’t disappointed! Exeter put out a team with plenty of experience and strength, but it was the Pirates who drew the first blood – after only the third minute with Callum Patterson scoring in the corner. Right from the restart, the Pirates scored again under the posts. Two tries in the first 5 minutes! Score, 12-0. That was followed soon after with a penalty – 15-0. Play was fast end-to-end, with the Pirates scoring another try and the Chiefs scoring two. On almost half-time, Kyle Moyle was given a yellow card – rather harsh to me – and from the resulting penalty, Exeter scored their third try. Half-time and 22-21 to the Pirates.

Everyone was expecting Exeter to take advantage of the 8 minutes with Kyle in the sin-bin, but the Pirates had different ideas, denying Exeter a score. In fact, the Pirates were as aggressive as they were before, and after 60 minutes they scored their fourth try, with Christian Judge taking the ball at full speed and scoring near to the posts, taking two Exeter players over the line with him. Now both teams made use of plenty of substitutes, and although the Chiefs did their best, they couldn’t break the Pirates’ defence. Unfortunately, with five minutes to go, Exeter’s Sam Morley suffered a bad injury and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. The Chiefs battled hard, but with a penalty to the Pirates, the ball was put into touch, and the game was over. Final score, 29-21, and a gigantic win for the Pirates.