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An Vorladron Gernewek e. Ealing Trailfinders

Y feu desevys y fia an diwettha fytt ma an seson onan pur gales, mes gans an Vorladron ow kwaynya an diwettha hweg fytt yn rew, govenegow o ughel. Laurence May a ygeras an skorya gans spal wosa 4 mynysen dhe ri an Vorladron led 3-0. Byttegyns, nyns o pell kyns Ealing dhe skorya aga hynsa assay andreylys, sewys skon gans spal dhe wul an skor 3-8. Ena, yn unn sewya spal dhe’n Vorladron dhe 35 mynysen, Tom Duncan a gemmeras pot uskis hag omherdhya dres an linen – 8-8. Y feu prederas y fia hemma an skor dhe hanter termyn, mes Ealing a’n jeves tybyansow dyffrans, ha awos nebes dalghennow kellys, Ealing a skoryas yn es yn-dann an peulyow. Hanter termyn, 8-15.

An nessa hanter a dhallathas yn ta rag an Vorladron ha dhe 44 mynysen, Chris Morgan a skoryas assay ryb an peul hag a veu treylys gans Laurence May, yn unn wul an skor egwal orth 15-15. Byttegyns ny wrug an studh ma pesya pell drefenn a-dro dhe 3 mynysen a-wosa Ealing a skoryas assay andreylys aral – 15-20. An Vorladron a lewyas kales rag an linen ha wosa keskussulyans gans an breusyas tuch, an breusyas a dhiskwedhas karten velyn dhe warier Ealing ha ponya yn-dann an peulyow rag assay spal – 22-20. Taklow re dreylsa an gornel lemmyn rag an Vorladron, neb a skoryas aga assay poynt mas – meur ras dhe Alex o’Meara. Laurence May o sewen gans an treylyans kales dhyworth an linen tuch – 29-20. Hag unnweyth arta Ealing a dhehwelis gans aga assay poynt mas, yn unn wul an skor 29-25. Mes An Vorladron a’n jeves an diwettha ger, gans spal gans Laurence May hag assay gans kopel a vynysennow gesys gans Alex o’Meara arta. Skor finel: An Vorladron Gernewek 39, Ealing Trailfinders 25 ha preswara le y’n kesunyans.

The Cornish Pirates v. Ealing Trailfinders

It was expected that this last match of the season would be a difficult one, but with the Pirates winning their last six matches in a row, hopes were high. Laurence May opened the scoring with a penalty to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. However, it wasn’t long before Ealing scored their first unconverted try, followed soon with a penalty to make the score 3-8. Then, following a penalty to the Pirates, Tom Duncan took a quick kick and forced himself over the line – 8-8. It was thought that this would be the half-time score, but Ealing had different ideas, and after some missed tackles, Ealing a scored easily under the posts. Half-Time 8-15.

The second half started well for the Pirates and on 44 minutes, Chris Morgan scored a try by the post, which was converted by Laurence May, making the score equal at 15-15. However, this situation did not last long as around 3 minutes later Ealing scored another unconverted try – 15-20. The Pirates drove hard for the line and after discussion with the touch judge, the referee showed a yellow car to an Ealing player and ran under the posts for a penalty try – 22-20. Things had turned the corner now for the Pirates who scored their bonus point try – thanks to Alex o’Meara. Laurence May was successful with the difficult touchline kick – 29-20. And once again Ealing came back with their bonus point try, making the score 29-25. But the Pirates had the last word, with a penalty by Laurence May and a try with a couple of minutes left by Alex o’Meara again. Final score: The Cornish Pirates 39, Ealing Trailfinders 25 and fourth place in the league.

An Lesyon e. An Vorladron Gernewek

An diwettha gam a-ves ebynn an para yn tressa le – An Lesyon. An Vorladron a dhallathas yn ta ha wosa 3 mynysen i a skoryas. An lesyon a dhehwelis yn krev gans dew bot dhe’n gornel, wortiwedh yn unn skorya yn-dann an peulyow. Egwal. An Vorladron ynwedh a dhehwelis gans nerth ha wosa 14 mynysen Tom Duncan a’n gwrug 7-12, An lesyon a worthybis dhe wul an skor 14-12. Ena karten velyn rag o’Meara a heveli bos dalleth an seson arta! An Lesyon a gemeras prow an den mas hag a ystynnas an skor dhe 21-14. An Vorladron a worthybis arta gans assay – 21-19. O’Meara a dhehwelis dhe’n park. Gam marthys gans an dheu bara ow chassya an poynt mas, hag ena distowgh dhe hanter-termyn an Vorladron a’n gavas dh’y wul 21-26.

Rag an nessa hanter res o dhe’n Vorladron gwari yn-bann an leder. A-varr y’n hanter Battista a resegas dres an linen ha’n skor o lemmyn 21-31, gans skoedhyoryon an Vorladron yn lev da. An Vorladron eth pella yn-rag gans spal gans Will Cargill – 21-31. Gans hanter our hwath dhe wari res o dhe’n Vorladron defendya yn krev – an pyth a wrussons i. Burns a skoryas assay rag an Lesyon. Ena o’Meara a lettyas an pyth os assay sur. Lemmyn 26-34 gans 18 mynysen gesys. An Vorladron a veu lemmyn pynnys y’ga 22, ha gans 8 mynysen gesys, an Lesyon a gavas kevres a spalyow dhe’n gornel. Byttegyns ny yllens i terri an linen Vorladron ha gans an klock dhe dhiskwedhes penn an gam, i eth rag an peulyon dhe gavos unn poynt mas moy. Skor finel, An Lesyon 29 – an Vorladron 34. Splann! Koedh!

Bedford Blues v Cornish Pirates

The last away game against third paced Bedford. Pirates started well and scored after 3 minutes. Bedford came back strongly with two kicks to the corner before scoring under the posts . All square. Pirates stormed back and after 14 minutes Tom Duncan made it 7 -12. Bedford replied and it was 14 -12. A yellow card for O’Meara made it feel like the start of the season! Bedford used the extra man for an overlap and made it 21 -12. Pirates responded and it was 21 -19 . O’Meara back on. A great game with each side chasing a bonus try point. Just on half time our boys got there first to make it 21 – 26.

Second half under way and the Pirates were playing up the slope. Early on Battista sprinted over and the the score moved on to 21 -31, with the Pirates’ supporters in good voice. A penalty to the Pirates and Cargill ticked the score on to 21 -34. The Blues replied through a Burns’ hat trick – 26 -34. Bedford push and O’Meara saved what looked a certain try. Eighteen minutes left. The Pirates are pinned in their 22 . Eight minutes left. The Blues had a series of penalties to the corner. However they could not break the Pirates’ line and with the clock showing time, they went for the posts to gain a further bonus point. Final score, Bedford 29 – Cornish Pirates 34. Brilliant! Excellent!

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Richmond

An pympes gwayn Kampyorieth ma yn rew – gans 7 assay, y’ga mysk tri dhyworth kapten Nicolas de Battista – re sevis an Vorladron bys yn 4a y’n kesunyans.
A-ji dhe 90 eylen, Dan Koster a ygoras an skor gans assay yn-dann an peulyow. Byttegyns, kopel a spalyow a lehas led a-varr an Vorladron dhe unn poynt. Ha hemma o fatel a wortas ev wosa hanter our. Ena Alex o’Meara a solempnyas y 50ves omdhiskwedhyans gans assay, yn unn sewya an pyth Richmond eth dres an linen y’n Gornel Yet Newlyn. Byttegyns, henna o oll yn gwiryonedh dhyworth Richmond dres an dohajydh hag alemma rag an Vorladron a rewlias an gam. Pot uskis yn-rag gans Will Cargill a veu kemerys yn-bann gans Nicolas de Battista – neb a skoryas an kynsa a’y dri assay. Hanter-termyn 21-13.
Peswar assay pella y’n nessa hanter dhyworth Battista ha Matt Evans a sinas an sertyfyans mernans rag Richmond. Heb meur a dermyn gesys ha gans an skor 51-13, an gam o yn gwiryinedh gorfennys, kyn hwrug Richmond kavos an diwettha ger gans assay treylys poran orth an hwythell finel. Skor finel 51-20.

The Cornish Pirates v. Richmond.

This fifth Championship win on the bounce – with 7 tries, including a hat-trick for skipper Nicolas De Battista – has moved the Cornish Pirates up to 4th in the league.
Within 90 seconds of the start, Dan Koster opened the scoring with a try under the posts. However, a couple of penalties reduced the Pirates early lead to only the point. And this is how it remained after half an hour. Then Alex O’Meara celebrated his 50th appearance with a try, following which Richmond went over in the Newlyn Gate Corner. However, this was about it for Richmond for the afternoon as from now on the Pirates were in charge. A nice quick kick through from Will Cargill was picked up Nicolas De Battista – who scored his first of three tries. Half-time 21-13.
Four further tries in the second half from Battista and Matt Evans signed the death warrant for Richmond. With time running out and the score at 51-13 the game was all over, although Richmond had the last say with a converted try right on time.
Final score 51-20.

Ealing e. An Vorladron Gernewek

An Vorladron Gernewek o an kynsa para dhe waynya an Hanav Bretennek hag Iwerdhonek dre fetha Munster dhe Gammbronn yn 2009. A yllons i bos an diwettha para dh’y waynya? Chalenj kwarter-finel kales a-ves dhe Ealing – gwrys moy kales drefenn Ealing the wodhvos fatell gul devnydh an enep synthesek 3G. Dew assay treylys a-varr rag Ealing hag unn spal dhe’n Vorladron nyns o arwoedh da. Mes orth 38 mynysen an Vorladron a lewyas dres an linen yn unn sewya linen-dewlel y’n gornel – 14-10. Dhyworth an dastalleth, Ealing a ros dhe-ves spal, ha Will Cargill ny wrug fyllel gans an pot 40-metre. 14-13 orth hanter-termyn. Ass a veu Ealing diegrys.

Ealing a hevelebis dalleth an kynsa hanter dre skorya dew assay a-ji dhe seyth mynysen yn unn wul an skor 28-13 ha dell heveli aga gorra lemmyn mes a-wel. Yth esa edhom a dri skor. Ny wrug An Vorladron kelli aga fennow mes gans goeylow settys, i eth yn batel. Wosa spys a wask, Matt Evans a dhros an skor dhe 28-20. Deg mynsen moy. An Vorladron a dremenas an linen arta, 28-25 gans pymp mynysen war an klock. A allsens i y wul? Prys amal an esedh! Mes y’n lakka prys, ny allsens i, hag orth an hwythel finel yth o Ealing a waynyas an fytt 28-25. An vebyon a ros pub tra ha dydh arall martesen, i a allsa gwaynya. Chons da dhe Ealing yn hanter-finel.

Ealing v Cornish Pirates

Cornish Pirates were the first team to win the British & Irish Cup beating Munster at Camborne in 2009. Could they now be the last team to win it? A tough ¼ final challenge away to second placed Ealing. A challenge made harder as Ealing know the “ins and outs” of playing on a 3G synthetic pitch.
With two early Ealing tries, both converted and a solitary Pirates penalty in between things looked ominous. Pirates kept plugging away and on 38 minutes a kick to the corner and a lineout made the score 14 -10. Just time for the re-start and for Ealing to concede a penalty 40m out. Cargill does the business and at half time it is 14 -13. Ealing trudge off looking shocked while Pirates look positive.

Ealing replicate the start of the first half. Two quick tries within seven minutes makes it 28 -13 and seemingly out of sight. Three scores are needed. Pirate’s heads don’t drop and they hoist all sails and head into the squall. A period of pressure and Matt Evans makes it 28 – 20. Ten minutes to go. Pirates cross the line again to make it 28 – 25. Five minutes to go. It is nail biting. It is all over! The boys did Cornwall proud and on another day might have won. Good luck Ealing for the semis.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Albanyon Loundres

Hemm o goel assay heb dout! Wosa glaw poes arta an jydh kyns, yth o marthys dhe weles an park yn studh mar dha. Yn-dann howlsplann bryntin, Albanyon Loundres o an kynsa dhe ygeri and skor gans assay treylys. Nyns o pell byttegyns kyns an Vorladron dhe worthybi gans spal hag assay y’n gornel. Laurence May, y botyans a’n savon an ughella der an gam oll, a sewenis gans an treylyans kales ryb an linen duchya. Tamm ha tamm an Vorladrom a gemeras kontrol hag erbynn hanter-termyn i eth dhe’n krow gans an skor 27-17 y’ga faver.

An nessa hanter a askorras an keth, gans palster a assayow – der an dhew bara ow kul lies kammwrians sempel. Gans an skor dhe 46-24 dhe’n Vorladron, an gam a heveli bos salow, mes yth esa tybyansow dyffrans dhe Albanyon Loundres , yn unn skorya kopel a assayow yn rew skon. Lemmyn gans aswa y’n skor namoy es eth poynt orth 46-38 dhe’n Vorladron, del heveli y’n diwettha deg mynysen y fia batal gwiw. Mes an Vorladron a omwitha kosel ha tri spal ros gans Albanyon Loundres a surhas an gwayn – ha pymp poynt – rag an Vorladron. An skor finel – 55-38 gans kramblans dhe 5es le y’n voesenn.

The Cornish Pirates v. London Scottish

This was a try fest without doubt! After heavy rain again the day before, it was marvellous to see the pitch in such a good state. Under brilliant sunshine, London Scottish were the first to open the score with a converted try. It wasn’t long however before the Pirates replied with a penalty and a try in the corner. Laurence May, whose kicking was of the highest standard throughout the game, succeeded with a difficult kick by the touch-line. Gradually the Pirates took control and by half-time they went into the shed with the score 27-17 in their favour.

The second half produced the same, with a plethora of tries – through both teams making simple mistakes. With the score at 46-24 to the Pirates, the game seemed to be safe, but London Scottish had different ideas, scoring a couple of tries in quick succession. Now with the gap in the score no more than eight points at 46-38 to the Pirates, it seemed that the last ten minutes would be a real battle. But the Pirates kept calm and three penalties given away by London Scottish secured the win – and five points – for the Pirates. The final score – 55-38 with a climb to fifth place in the table.

Hartpury e. An Vorladron Gernewek

Dydh yeyn yn Syr Karlywi gans ergh desevys. Kynth esa Hartpury ow kwari erbynn gwyns krev, i o an kynsa dhe skorya gans assay andreylys. Byttegyns an Vorladron a dhehwelis a-dhistowgh ha wosa omdowl lewya a 15 den, i a skoryas aga hynsa assay. Wosa meur a boes ha lu a spalyow res dhe-ves gans Hartpury, an Vorladron a dhallathas ynkressya an skor ha skon yth esa dew assay moy y’n sagh. An re ma a veu sewys gans an assay poynt mas gans Tom Duncan ha dhe hanter-termyn yth esa pymp assay war an folen gans an skor 33-5 dhe’n Vorladron.

Y’n nessa hanter an gwyns a favera Hartpury hag i a dhallethas krambla yn-bann an menydh ha skorya aga nessa assay wosa 48 mynysen. An Vorladron a dhaskavas an dyffrans gans assay Alex o’Meara hag a veu sewys gans tressa assay rag Hartpury. Gans an Vorladron ow trehevel poes war an linen Hartpury, an ragwarioryon a lewyas Tom Duncan dresti dhe wul an skor 15-45. Byttegyns ny wrug Hartpury omri ha gans 14 mynysen gesys i a gavas an assay poynt mas dhe ri an skor finel 20-45 gans 5 poynt rag an Vorladron kemeres tre dres an Tamar.

Hartpury v. The Cornish Pirates

A chilly day in Gloucestershire with snow expected. Although Hartpury were playing against a strong wind, they were the first to score with an unconverted try. However, the Pirates immediately returned and after a 15-man driving maul they scored their first try. After a lot of pressure and a host of penalties given away by Hartpury, the Pirates started to increase the score and soon two more tries were in the bag. These were followed by the bonus try by Tom Duncan and at half-time there were five tries on the sheet with the score at 33-5 to the Pirates.

In the second half the wind favoured Hartpury and they started to climb the mountain and scored their second try after 48 minutes. The Pirates restored the difference with an Alex o’Meara try which was followed by a third try for Hartpury. With the Pirates building pressure on the Hartpury line, the forwards drove Tom Duncan over to make the score 45-15. However, Hartpury didn’t give up and with 14 minutes left they got their bonus point try to make the final score 45-20, with 5 points for the Pirates to take home across the Tamar.

An Vorladron Gernewek e. Kardhana

Gans an gwaytyans a waynyow keyn dhe geyn, yth esa edhomm a nerth bras y’n gam ma erbynn para da. Byttegyns, yth o Kardhana neb a dhallathas an gwella hag a-ji dhe 10 mynysen i a gavas an kynsa skor. An Vorladron a dhasvatalyas dhe gavas aga hynsa skor mes y’n lakka prys nyns esa aga linennow tuchya owth oberi yn ta, ha dhe ruttya holen y’n goliow, Kerdhana a skoryas aga nessa assay poran dhe hanter-termyn der omdowl lewya – 0-12.

Res o dhe’n Vorladron kavos skor a-varr y’n nessa hanter ha dhe 47 mynysen i a resegas erbynn pot ha skorya y’n gornel – 5-12. Mes taklow a dhehwelis dhe bedrak onan pan skoryas Kardhana yn-dann an peulyow dhe wul an skor 5-19. Lemmyn y heveli bos poynt mas kelli a via kales heb prederi a-dro dhe wayn. Byttegyns an Vorladron yw gwrys a dhaffar kreffa, ha skonn yth esens i ow talleth gwaynya tir hag yn unn sewya omdowl lewya, a skoryas – 12-19. Ena spal rag an Vorladron a dhros an skor dhe 16-19 ha gans an klock dhe dhiskwedhes 79 mynysen, Kardhana a ros dhe-ves dew spal yn rew hag yn unn sewya linen duchya hag omdowl lewya kowrek, Tom Lawday a omdorras dhe-ves hag yn unn derri dalghen, ev a omdewlis penn a-rak yn-dann an peulyow – 20-19! Treylans es rag Laurence May – 22-19, an hwibanans finel ha gwayn meur!!

Cornish Pirates v. Doncaster

With the hope of back-to-back wins, a big effort was required in this game against a good team. However, it was Doncaster who started the better and within 10 minutes had the first score – 0-5. The Pirates fought back to get their first score but unfortunately their line-outs were not functioning well, and to rub salt into the wounds, Doncaster claimed their second try right on half-time through a driving maul – 0-12.

The Pirates had to score early in the second half and on 47 minutes they charged down a kick and scored in the corner – 5-12. But things were back at square one when Doncaster scored under the posts to make the score 5-19. Now it seemed that a losing bonus would be difficult without thinking about a win. However, the Pirates are made of tougher stuff and soon they were gaining ground and following a driving maul, scored – 12-19. Then a penalty for the Pirates brought the score to 15-19 and with the clock showing 79 minutes, Doncaster gave away two penalties in a row and following a gigantic rolling maul, Tom Lawday broke loose and breaking a tackle, dived over under the posts – 20-19! An easy conversion for Laurence May – 22-19 the final whistle and a great win!!

Nottingham Away Match Report by Rod Lyon & Phil Lanc

An kynsa hanter o yn gwir An Vorladron oll gans assay a-varr gans Batista. Ena poes kowrek a ledyas dhe spal hag a wrug an skor 0-10. Skoedhyoryon An Vorladron o yn lev da – dell yw usys. Nottingham a wrug an moyha a’ga nebes chonsow dhe ynnhe an aswa dhe 8-10 orth hanter-termyn. Yn gwiryonedh, An Vorladron a lavuryas ma na wrussons i daskor nessa assay kyns hanter-termyn.

An nessa hanter a dhallathas kepar dell wrug an kynsa – skoedhyans levek kowrek hag assay kowrek rag An Vorladron. 8-17. Byttegyns wrynch An Vorladron yn unn dhaskor spalyow a asas Nottingham y’n gam yn unn wul an skor 15-17 gans 10 mynysen dhe wari. Spal es rag Nottingham eth yn stray ha’n Vorladron a veu gesys dhe wari.

An Vorladron a dhallathas dhe wari dhe’n klock gans perghenogeth da hag y heveli y hwrussens i y selya gans 2 vynysen gesys. Mes ken spal a asas Nottingham herdhya yn-rag dhe benn aral. An Vorladron a dhefolas arta ha Nottingham, gans diwettha pot an gam, yn ewn a-dherag an peulyow, a gemeras an gwyns ‘mes goelyow an Vorladron. 18-17 an skor finel dhe Nottingham.

Ken fytt arta hag a veu kellys poran dhe dhiwedh an gam.


The first half was virtually all Pirates with an early  try from Batista. Then huge pressure leading to a penalty 0-10. Pirates supporters in good voice – as usual. Notts made the most of their few chances to bring it back to 8 – 10 at half time. Indeed  Pirates worked hard not to concede a second try just before half time.

The  second half started like the first  – huge vocal support and a huge try for Pirates. 8 -17 .  Pirates knack of conceding penalties let Notts back into the game making it 15 -17 going into the last 10 minutes . An easy penalty for Notts sailed wide and  Pirates were let off.

Pirates started to wind down the clock with good possession and looked to seal it with 2 minutes to go. But another penalty allowed  Notts to surge back to the other end. Pirates infringed again and Notts,  with the last kick of the match, in front of the posts, took the wind out of Pirates sails. 18 -17 the final score.

Yet another game lost at the very end.

An Vorladron a dremenas an avon gans edhomm a wayn poynt mas – aga fytt “tre” gwarys a-ves awos bos gwel devrek.
10-0 dhe’n Vorladron dhe hanter-termyn hag i ow kwarthevya an fytt, y heveli bos hemma possybyl. Wosa hanter-termyn, Hartpury a dheskrifas an Vorladron avel “effeythus yn tibita”, hag y teuth ev ha bos moy es possybyl. Skon tressa ha peswara assay a surhas poynt mas, gans pympes assay ow selya an fytt. Troha’n diwedh, dew assay moy a worras an dehen molys war an penn. An assayow a veu skorys gans O’Meara, Coronel, Day (2), Duncan (2) ha Cowan-Dickie. Skor finel: Hartpury 0, An Vorladron Gernewek 41.
Steren an fytt? Pub an ragwarioryon!
Ytho y fydh kwarter–finel a-ves dhe Ealing Trailfinders, neb yw nessa y’n kesunyans, an 31ns a vis Meurth. Gwren ni preydha aga gorhel!!


So Pirates crossed the river in need of a bonus point win – their “home” match being played away due to a waterlogged pitch.
10 – 0 up at half time, and virtually dominating the match, it looked possible. After half time Hartpury described the Pirates as “ruthlessly efficient” and it became more than possible. After half time a third and then a fourth try ensured a bonus point. With a 5th try on the hour sealing the match. Two further tries were the clotted cream on the top. Tries for O’ Meara, Coronel, Day (twice), Duncan (twice) Cowan-Dickie. Final Score: Hartpury 0, Cornish Pirates 41.
Man of the match? All of the forwards!
So a quarter final away to second placed Ealing Trailfinders. 31st March. Let’s board their ship!!!

An Vorladron yn Bro an Rosen Wynn!

Dalleth marthys gans poes a-varr hag a welas An Vorladron 0-3 yn-rag. Rotherham a leskas yn gwrians ha worthybi gans dew assay treylys – 14-3. Assayow pella gans an dhew bara a wrug an skor dhe hanter-termyn 21-10. Yth esa dalleth da y’n nessa hanter gans an skoedhyoryon yn lev da. Assay Kapten Chris Morgan a dhros an skor dhe 21-17. An Titans ena a veu lehes dhe 14 den dres 10 mynysen, mes na veu prow gwrys a hemma.
Gans termyn ow slynkya dhe-ves, Tom Duncan a worras an Vorladron yn-rag 21-24. Byttegyns, dew spal Rotherham diwedhes a’n gwrug 27-24 dhe benn an fytt.

The Pirates in White Rose country!

Terrific start with early pressure. Pirates 0-3 up. Rotherham stung into action replied with two converted tries 14-3. Further tries by both sides made the half time score 21 -10.
Good start in the second half with Pirates supporters in full cry. Captain Chris Morgan’s converted try making it 21-17. Titans down to 14 men for 10 minutes but no advantage taken. Tom Duncan gave the Pirates the lead at 21 -24 with time slipping away. Two late Rotherham penalties made it 27 -24 at the end.

Ulster erbynn An Vorladron

Kynsa goes a veu tennys gans an wodrigoryon gans spal Laurence May dhe 12 mynysen. Mynnas gans Ulster a veu gobrys gans dew assay, onan an pyth a veu treylys. 12-3.  An Vorladron a veu res nessa spal dhe ri an skor 12-6 dhe hanter termyn.

Dalleth meur rag an Vorladron dhe’n nessa hanter gans O’Meara orth y wul 12-11 gans assay. Gorthyp Ulster distowgh gans assay a dhros an skor dhe 17-11. An Vorladron ynwedh a worthybis yn ta gans Ulster ow ri tri spal ogas dh’aga linen. Mes ple’th esa an assay spal na? Wortiwedh spal Morladron hag a veu dileys gans Ulster a wrug an skor 20-14. An dhew bara a vatalyas rag an gwayn mes yth o Ulster orth y wari yn ledan a skoryas an assay poynt mas.

Gwask diwedhes gans an Vorladron rag poynt mas kelli y’n gornel o heb sewena dhe asa an skor finel 25-14.

Ulster v. The Pirates

First blood for the visitors with a Laurence May penalty on 12. Followed by Ulster intention being rewarded with two tries and one conversion. 12-3.  A second Pirates penalty left it 12-6 at half time.

A great start for Pirates to the second half with O’Meara making it 12- 11. An immediate Ulster response with a try made it 17-11. A great response from Pirates with Ulster giving away three penalties near their line. Where was that penalty try? Eventually a Pirates penalty cancelled out by a Ulster reply took it to 20-14. Both sides have all to play for – and Ulster play it wide for a bonus point try.

Late Pirates pressure in the corner for a losing bonus point was unsuccessful. And so it ended 25-14.


Scarlets Away – Match Report by Philip J Lanc & Rod Lyon

Dynnargh tomm yn nos yeyn rag an Vorladron. Wosa dalleth a dhiskwedhas ambos – 10 mynysen yn hanter an enebieth – An Goghyon a dhehwelis y’n gam yn unn skorya spal hag assay andreylys. 8-0. Laurence May a worthybis gans spal a 40m.  An Gochyon a worthybis gans spal orth 45 mynysen hag assay treylys orth 49 mynysen. 18-3. Orth 55 mynysen Dan Frost a skoryas assay rag an Vorladron, gans treylyans gans Mr. May. 18-10 dhe’n Goghyon. Ha henn o fatel drigas ev bys y’n hwithell finel. Nyns esa poynt mas kelli dhe dhon dres an Havren hag a-dreus dhe’n Tamar.

A warm welcome on a cold night for Pirates. After a promising start – 10 minutes in the opposition half – Scarlets came back into the game scoring with a penalty and an unconverted try. 8-0 Laurence May responding with a 40m penalty. .  Scarlets responded with a penalty on 45 minutes and a converted try on 49 minutes. 18 -3. On 55 minutes Dan Frost scored a try for Pirates, conversion by Mr. May. 18 -10. to the  Scarlets. And that’s  how it stayed to the final whistle. No losing bonus point to carry over the Severn and  across the Tamar.

Brystow erbynn an Vorladron – Match Report by Rod Lyon

Brystow, penn a’n kesunyans, heb kelli fyt an seson ma ha gans pub a’ga linen dhelergh leun a warioryon geswlasek, o gwaynyoryon gans 56-19 (8 assay – 3). Yn despit a’n skor, ny wrug An Vorladron bytkweyth omri mes a vatalyas bys y’n diwedh. Brystow a dhesevis gwaynya der aga sleyneth ha toeth mes An Vorladron yn gwiryonedh a dhesevis dhe’n lyha unn poynt mas kelli.

Bristol v. The Pirates

Bristol, top of the league, undefeated for the season and with their back line full of internationals, were winners by 56-19 (eight tries to 3). In spite of the score, the Pirates never gave up but fought right up to the end. Bristol deserved to win by virtue of their skill and speed but the Pirates in truth deserved at least a losing bonus point.

An Vorladron erbynn Jersenys

Wosa bos fethys war Jersenys yn mis Gwynngala, mall o gans an Vorladron kovlyvra gwayn y’n fyt ma.
An Vorladron a dhallathas yn ta ha wosa 10 mynysen eth yn-rag 3-0 gans spal. Byttegyns, Jersenys a worthybis gans assay trelys – 3-7. An dhew bara a skoryas arta kyns hanter-termyn dhe dhiskwedhes an skor 12-10 dhe Jersenys.
Y’n nessa hanter yth o kompes ynter an dhew bara, mes poester kowrek an ragwarioryon Jersenys a brovas bos an dyffrans hag i a worfennas gwaynioryon 19-15. An Vorladron a brederas dell wrussens i skorya an assay gwaynya orth diwedh an fyt mes yn despit an breusyas dhe sinella assay, rag neb acheson ha dhe’n marth a bub huni, ev a dreylyas y vrys. Dell heveli, nyns o va pur lowen gans neppyth.

The Pirates against Jersey

After being defeated in Jersey in September, the Pirates were keen to register a win in this match. The Pirates started well and after 10 minutes went ahead 3-0 with a penalty. However, Jersey a replied with a converted try – 3-7. Both teams scored again before half-time to show the score 12-10 to Jersey.
In the second half it was level between the two teams, but the colossal weight of the Jersey forwards proved to be the difference and they finished 19-15 winners. The Pirates thought that they had scored the winning try at the end, and in spite of the referee signalling a try, for some reason and to the surprise of everybody, he changed his mind. It seemed that he wasn’t very happy with something.