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An Vorladron Gernewek w. Ampthill.

Rag an tressa fyt tre yn rew, yth en ni fortunyes cavos jorna segh yn mysk seythennow a law heb let. Woja taw mynysen rag covheans an re na neb a omros aga bewnans y’n dhew vresel, an gam a dhallathas. Yth o Ampthill neb a scoryas kensa dre bot spal, ha scon a’y woja yth esa chons dhe’n Vorladron egwalhe an scor mes yn ancrysadow, Javier Alvarez a gollas an pot. Dres an kensa quarter an Vorladron a withas Ampthill y’ga hanter aga honen, mes ny ylly an Vorladron scorya – yth esens y ow kul niver a gammow andeythyek – mes y’n 20ves mynysen y a wrug gwaynya aga hensa assay meur ras dhe A.J.Cant. Alemma rag, An Vorladron a gemmeras charj an gam ha kens hanter-termyn, dew assay moy a sewyas – an kensa gans Robin Wedlake y’n gornel gledh, ha’n nessa y’n 34ns mynysen gans Calum Patterson woja omdowl cawrek. Nebes kens hanter-termyn, Ampthill a scoryas nessa spal dhe dhry an scor dhe 19-7.

Woja namoy es 2 vynysen a’n nessa hanter, Robin Wedlake a scoryas assay marthys woja gul resek bryntin a-hes an linen duch dres moy es hanter an park. An assay ma a ros dhe’n Vorladron an poynt mas. Lemmyn An Vorladron a synsas control dyen an fyt hag yn despit a niver a spalyow angrysadow res warbynn an Vorladron – y’ga mysk carten velyn dhe Rory Parata, hag a fanjas sonyow a eryow drog dhyworth an scodhyoryon – an gwask ma a dhelivras dew assay moy rag An Vorladron, an kensa y’n 70ns mynsen, meur ras dhe Alex o’Meara yn omdowl rolya a dredhek den, ha’n nessa gans Sam Matavesi gans an diwettha gawry an fyt Yth esa Sam ow yn quary y gensa gam woja dewheles dhyworth Hanav an Bys yn Nihon. Toth An Vorladron o re rag an para nowydh devedhys y’n kevrysyans hag a veu dhysquedhys y’n scor finel – An Vorladron Gernewek 40, Ampthill 11.

The Cornish Pirates v. Ampthill

For the third consecutive home match we were lucky to have a dry day amongst weeks of continuous rain. After a minutes’ silence in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the two wars, the game started. It was Ampthill who scored first through a penalty kick, and soon afterwards there was a chance for the Pirates to draw level, but unbelievably, Javier Alvarez missed the kick. Over the first quarter the Pirates kept Ampthill in their own half, but the Pirates could not score – they were making a number of uncharacteristic mistakes – but in the 20th minute they did gain their first try thanks to A.J. Cant. From now on, the Pirates took charge of the game and before half-time, two more tries followed – the first by Robin Wedlake in the left corner, and the next in the 34th minute by Callum Paterson after a huge drive. A little before half-time, Ampthill scored a second penalty to bring the score to 19-7.

After no more than two minutes of the second half, Robin Wedlake scored a marvellous try after making a fantastic run along the touch line over more than half of the field. This try gave the Pirates the bonus point. Now the Pirates had complete control of the game and in spite of a number of unbelievable penalties against the Pirates – including a yellow card to Rory Parata, which received sounds of disapproval from the supporters – this pressure delivered two more tries for the Pirates, the first in the 70th minute, thanks to Alex o’Meara in a thirteen man rolling maul, and the second by Sam Matavesi with the last play of the game. Sam was playing his first game after returning from the World Cup in Japan. The speed of the Pirates was too much for the newcomers to the league which showed in the final score – The Cornish Pirates 40, Ampthill 11.

Nottingham w. An Vorladron Gernewek.

Woja gwayn da a 42-7 y’n Hanav yn mis Hedra, yth esa govenegow y fia ken gwayn da y’n fyt ma, mes, a wrug hemma wharvos? JB Bruzulier a wrug y gynsa omdhysquedhyans rag an Vorladron ha Tom Cowan-Dickie ha Will Wilson a dhewhelis woja brewyon. An Vorladron a ygoras an scoryans gans spal gans Alvarez, mes scon woja an dastalleth, Nottingham a gavas spal dhe egwalhe an scoryow, hag i a yncressyas aga scor gans assay andreylyes y’n 14ves mynysen. Byttegyns, An Vorladron a worthybis y’n 18ves mynysen gans spal ha pymp mynysen woja hemma, yn unn sewya skyrmys crev gans an Vorladron, Tom Duncan a dremenas an linen rag assay, an pyth a veu treylyes gans Alvarez – 8-13. Tamm kens hanter-termyn, Nottingham o sewen gans spal ha nebes eylennow kens hanter-termyn, Matt Bolwell o anfortunyes na wrug ev scorya assay. Hanter-termyn, 11-13.

Yn 7ves mynysen an nessa hanter hag yn unn sewya linen-dewlel, an Vorladron a settyas yn le herdh may wrug Duncan tremena rag y nessa assay treylyes. Yth esa govenegow dell bassya an nessa hanter, y whrussa na Vorladron cavos copel a assayow moy dhe waynya poynt mas, mes nyns o hemma an cas, hag yth o Nottingham neb a dhallathas gorra gwask war dhefens an Vorladron ha gans spal sewen rag Nottingham, an ajwa y’n linen-scor o lehes dhe 14-20. Unnwedh arta byttegyns, an votasen diogel a Alvarez a ros dhe’n Vorladron spas anella a dhew scor, hag yn despit a wask pella dhyworth Nottingham ha carten velen rag Brett Beukaboom, defens an Vorladron o solid ha’n gam a worfennas gans an scor – Nottingham 14, An Vorladron Gernewek 23. Sewyans da yn gorthewer a gewer euthyk.

Nottingham v. The Cornish Pirates

After a good 42-7 win in the Cup in October, there were hopes of another good win in this game, but, did this occur? JB Bruzulier made his first appearance for the Pirates and Tom Cowan-Dickie and Will Wilson returned after injuries. The Pirates opened the scoring with a penalty by Alvarez, but soon after the re-start, Nottingham had a penalty to level the scores, and they increased their score in the 14th minute with an unconverted try. However, the Pirates replied in the 18th minute with a penalty and five minutes later, following a strong scrum by the Pirates, Tom Duncan crossed the line for a try, which was successfully converted by Alvarez – 8-13. A little before half-time, Nottingham were successful with a penalty and a few seconds before half-time, Matt Bolwell was unfortunate not to score a try. Half-time, 11-13.

In the 7th minute of the second half following a line-out, the Pirates set up a drive from which Duncan crossed for his second converted try. There were hopes as the second half passed of a couple more tries to gain a bonus point, but this wasn’t the case and it was Nottingham who started to put pressure on the Pirates’ defence, and with a successful penalty by Nottingham, the gap in the score-line narrowed to 14-20. Once again however, the reliable boot of Alvarez gave the Pirates a two-score breathing space, and in spite of further pressure from Nottingham and a yellow card for Brett Beukaboom, the Pirates’ defence was solid and the game finished with the score – Nottingham 14, The Cornish Pirates 23. A good result in an evening of horrible weather.

An Vorladron Gernewek v. An Falhunes Castel Nowydh.

A-dherag an pyth o ogas dhe ‘chy leun’ orth an Meneghy, hemma o kesstrif ynter an dhew bara na veu whath fedhys y’n kefrysyans. An kensa chons a scor a godhas dhe’n Vorladron a-jy dhe’n kensa copel a vynysennow, mes yn’n lakka prys Alvarez a fyllas gans an pot. Byttegyns ev o sewen gans y nessa pot woja 4 mynysen. Toby Flood ena a worthybis gans pot spal woja 10 mynsen dhe dhry an scoryow egwal. An Vorladron a spenas meur a dermyn owth omsettya warbynn an Falhunes hag yn unn sewya movyans bryntin ynter Marlen Walker, John Stevens ha Tom Channon, an Vorladron a scoryas yn ogas assay, aga bos hedhys yn anlafyl gans Josh Matavesi, neb a dhegemeras carten velyn rag y dhrogober. Yth o an Falhunes neb a scoryas an kensa assay y’n 15ves mynysen, treylyans an pyth a veu kellys gans Toby Flood. An Vorladron a gavas dew bot spal moy dhe synsy an led bys y’n 36ns mynysen pan wrug Flood potiga yn-rag yn perfydh rag Stevenson dhe scorya. Nyns esa scor aral kens hanter-termyn, hag a worfennas gans an Falhunes ow ledya 15-9.

Dres an nessa hanter, Lemalu hag Alvarez a welas ‘melyn’ dhyworth an breusyas, mes yn despit an tanbelennans heb let gans Castel Nowydh, ny wrug an Vorladron dascor poynt, aga defens ow synsy pub tra a wrug an Falhunes assaya. Del heveli, gans le es unn skor whath ynter an dew bara, yth esa govenek y hylli an Vorladron, woja copel a resegow crev gans Cant hag o’Meara, kemeres an led, mes na veu an govenegow ma collenwys hag yth o Toby Flood, woja kelly dew bot sempel, neb a selyas an gam rag an Falhunes. Yth esa unn diwettha chons rag an Vorladron cavos poynt mas kelly mes y’n lakka prys Alavarez a fyllas gans an pot. An pot spal sewen gans Flood o an unn scor an nessa hanter. An Vorladron a vatalyas dhe’n penn ha der aga ober heb let, a dhendilas unn poynt, mes ny wrussons i y gafos. Scor finel: An Vorladron Gernewek 9, Falhunes Castel Nowydh 18.

The Cornish Pirates v Newcastle Falcons.

In front of nearly a ‘full house’ at the Mennaye, this was a contest between the two teams who had not yet lost in the league. The first chance of a score fell to the Pirates within the first couple of minutes, but unfortunately Alvarez failed with the kick. However, he was successful with his next kick after 4 minutes. Toby Flood then replied with a penalty kick after 10 minutes to bring the scores level. The Pirates spent a lot of time attacking the Falcons and following a fantastic movement between Marlen Walker, John Stevens and Tom Channon, they almost scored, being stopped illegally by Josh Matavesi, who received a yellow card for his misdemeanour. It was the Falcons who scored the first try in the 25th minute, the conversion of which Toby Flood missed. The Pirates got two more penalties to hold the lead until the 36th minute when Toby Flood kicked a prefect grubber for Stevenson to score. There was no other score before half-time, which finished with the Falcons leading 15-9.

During the second half, Lemalu and Alvarez saw ‘yellow’ from the referee, but in spite of the ceaseless bombardment by Newcastle, the Pirates did not concede a point, their defence holding everything that the Falcons tried. It was seeming, with less than one score still between the two teams, there was a hope that the Pirates, after a couple of strong runs by Cant and o’Meara, could take the lead, but these hopes were not fulfilled and it was Toby Flood, after missing two easy kicks, who sealed the game for the Falcons. There was one last chance for the Pirates to get a losing bonus point but unfortunately Alvarez failed with the kick. The successful penalty kick by Toby Flood was the only score of the second half. The Pirates battled to the end and through their ceaseless work, deserved one point, but they did not get one. Final score: The Cornish Pirates 9. Newcastle Falcons 18.

Kardhana w. An Vorladron Gernewek.

Gans tryhans splann a Ealing an seythen kens ha Tom Cowan-Dickie ow quary y 50ves gam, an Vorladron a ygoras aga acont woja 2 vynysen dre bot spal gans Javier Alvarez, mes Kardhans a dhewhelis ogas ha distowgh gans assay andreylyes – 5-3. Byttegyns ny wrug aga led durya pell, drefen Alvarez dhe scorya assay woja 9 mynysen, an pyth a dreylyas ev. Y’n lakka prys, res o dhe Cowan-Dickie gasa an park woja 13 mynysen dre vrew dh’y ar, hag y le a veu kemerys gans Tom Channon. Kardhana lemmyn a worras an An Vorladron yn-dann meur a wask, mes defens an Vorladron o solid. Ena, gans 20 mynysen war an clock, Alvarez a botigas yn-rag yn perfydh, an pyth a wrug Battista sewya dhe scorya. Kardhana o an nessa dhe scorya, an pyth a wrussons y dre Tyson Lewis, mes dell wrug an Vorladron kens, y a dhewhelis ogas ha distowgh gans Brett Beukaboom ow scorya assay y’n 36ns mynysen. Byttegyns, Kardhana a gavas diwettha ger an hanter gans pot spal dhe ry scor a 15-24.

A-jy an kensa nebes mynysennow a’n nessa hanter, an dhew bara a gollas dew waryor dhe’n trog-drog, mes woja namoy es 6 mynysen Alex o’Meara a gavas an peswara assay- ha’n poynt mas – yn unn helhya ha seweny gans ken potik yn-rag gans Alvarez. Ny veu Kardhana whath fethys, hag yn unn sewya karten velen rag Malik Holden, y a scoryas pot spal y’n 51ns mynysen sewyes gans assay treylyes dhe dhry an scor dhe 25-31. Led an Vorladron lemmyn o namoy es 6 poynt. Byttegyns, yth o an Vorladron neb a worfennas an gam an creffa, gans dew spal moy meur ras dhe’n botasen a Alvarez ha gans diwettha gwary an fyt, an pympes assay scoryes gans Callum Patterson, an pyth arta a veu treylyes gans Alvarez, neb a scoryas 24 poynt y honan der an dohajedh. Scor finel dhe Bark Castel: Kardhana 25, An Vorladron Gernewek 44.

Doncaster v. The Cornish Pirates.

With a fine defeat of Ealing the week before and Tom Cowan-Dickie playing his 50th game, The Pirates opened their account after 2 minutes via a penalty kick by Javier Alvarez, but Doncaster replied almost immediately with an unconverted try by Tyson Lewis – 5-3. However, their lead did not last long as Alvarez scored a try after 9 minutes, which he converted. Unfortunately, Cowan-Dickie had to leave the field after 13 minutes because of a leg injury, and his place was taken by Tom Channon. Doncaster now put the Pirates under a lot of pressure, but the Pirates’ defence was solid. Then, with 20 minutes on the clock, Alvarez chipped ahead perfectly, which Battista followed up and scored. Doncaster were the next to score through Tyson Lewis, but as the Pirates did before, they came back almost immediately with Brett Beukaboom scoring in the 36th minute. However, Doncaster had the last word of the half with a penalty kick to give a score of 15-24.

Within the first few minutes of the second half, both teams lost a player to the sin-bin, but after no more than 6 minutes Alex o’Meara got the fourth try – and bonus point – chasing and succeeding with another chip ahead by Alvarez. Doncaster were not yet beaten, and following a yellow card for Malik Holden, they scored in the 51st minute a penalty, followed by a converted try to bring the score to 25-31. The Pirates’ lead now was no more than 6 points. However, it was the Pirates who finished the game the stronger with two more penalty kicks thanks to the boot of Alvarez and with the last play of the game, the fifth try scored by Callum Patterson, which again was converted by Alvarez, who scored 24 points during the afternoon. Final Score at Castle Park: Doncaster 25, The Cornish Pirates 44.

An Vorladron Gernewek w. Ealing.

Woja dedhyow a gewer lyb ha drog, studhow o perfydh rag kensa fyt y’n Gampyorieth ewn, ha gans an bord-scoryya nowydh electronyk y’n gornel Lulyn, an park nowydh dashasys ha desehys, an gam a dhallathas. An kensa assay rag an Vorladron a dheuth woja 9 mynysen pan wrug Lemalu a dorras dhe-ves yn crev, yn unn dhelivra an bel dhe Malik Holden dhe scorya y’n gornel. Ena, gans 12 mynysen war an clock, Holden unnweyth arta a dhegemeras an bel hag yn unn sewya y bot perfydh yn-rag, De Batista a waynyas an res dhe’n bel ha scorya an nessa assay, treylyes gans Alvarez. An Vorladron o yn control an fyt ha ny yll Ealing kavos moy es 3 poynt kens hanter-termyn, pan wrug aga fotyer Johnson seweny gans pot spal. Y feu bredeys y fia hemma an scor dhe hanter termyn, mes Brett Beukaboom a’n jeva tybyansow dyffrans ha scorya ogas dhe’n peulyow dhe dhry an scor dhe hanter termyn dhe 22-3.

Y’n nessa hanter Ealing a dheuth ‘mes gans pub gonn ow tywy, mes defens an Vorladron o solid, yn despit dhe niver a omsettyansow heb let y’n barth rudh dres spas a dheg mynysen. Byttegyns, yth o an Vorladron a scoryas nessa pan wrug Ealing ry dhe-ves spal dhe ry dhe Alvarez an chons a 3 foynt moy, an pyth a wrug ‘e degemeres gans gras. Y’n 67ns mynysen, hanter skyrmys Ealing, Burns, a welas bulgh yn defens an Vorladron, hag yn unn sewya resek unnyk splann, ev a scoryas yn-dann an peulyow. Hemma a sevis spyrysyon Ealing, mes ny wrug hemma pesya pell, drefen y’n 72ns mynsen, An Vorladron, yn unn sewya movyans ‘cachya ha lewya’ may whrug brassa rann an para omjunnya, a scoryas an peswara assay rag an poynt mas. Rag tressa tro an dohajedh, Alvarez a gronkyas an peul gans y assay treylyans! An Vorladron o re grev rag Ealing dres an fyt oll hag orth an whythel finel, an gam a worfennas gans an scor: An Vorladron Gernewek 30, Ealing 10.

The Cornish Pirates v. Ealing.

After days of wet and bad weather, conditions were perfect for the first match proper of the Championship, and with the new electronic scoreboard in the Newlyn Corner, and the pitch newly re-seeded and drained, the game got under way. The first try for the Pirates came after 9 minutes when Lemalu broke away strongly, passing the ball to Malik Holden to score in the corner. Then, with 12 minutes on the clock, Holden once again a received the ball and following his perfect kick ahead, De Batista won the race to the ball and scored the second try, converted by Alvarez. The Pirates were in control of the game and Ealing could not find more than 3 points before half-time, when their kicker Johnson succeeded with a penalty kick. It was thought that this would be the score at half-time, but Brett Beukaboom had different ideas and scored near to the posts to bring the half-time score to 22-3.

In the second half Ealing came out with all guns blazing, but the Pirates’ defence was solid, in spite of ceaseless attacks in the red zone over a period of ten minutes. However, it was the Pirates who scored next when Ealing gave away a penalty to give Alvarez the chance of three more points, which he gratefully accepted. In the 67th minute, Ealing scrum-half Burns saw a gap in the Pirates’ defence, and following a fine solo run, he scored under the posts. This raised Ealing’s spirits, but this did not last long, as in the 72nd minute, the Pirates, following a ‘catch and drive’ move, in which the best part of the team joined, scored the fourth and bonus point try. For the third time in the afternoon Alvarez hit the post with his conversion attempt! The Pirates were too strong for Ealing throughout the match and at the final whistle, the game finished with the score: The Cornish Pirates 30, Ealing 10.

Nottingham w. An Vorladron Gernewek

Gans an Vorladron war an fordh rag an tressa seythen yn rew, y feu desevys y fia hemma fyt cales. An Vorladron a wrug an kensa pot hag a-ji dhe deyr mynysen, Javier Alvarez o sewen gans dew bot spal. Nottingham a vatalys yn tysysyk dhe scorya mes yth o an Vorladron woja pymthek mynysen hag a scoryas nessa gans assay andreylyes gans Alex o’Meara. Ena gans 27 mynysen war an clock, Alvarez o sewen gans y dressa pot spal dhe dhry an scor dhe 0-11. Morlader Nr.8 Will Wilson o an nessa dhe scorya rag an Vorladron pan wrug e’ tremena an linen y’n 32ns mynysen rag assay niver dew, ha whegh mynysen woja hemma Alex o’Meara a bonyas dres an linen Nottingham rag y nessa assay – an dhew assay ma treylyes gans Alvarez. An Vorladron o yn control an fyt, yn unn asa an park dhe hanter termyn gans an scor 0-28.

Woja namoy es 7 mynysen gyllys y’n nessa hanter, Nottingham a scoryas assay gans Harry Graham hag a veu treylyes gans Tom Stephenson dhe dhegea an bulgh dhe 7- 28. An assay ma byttegyns a welas gorthyp tromm dhyworth an Vorladron neb gans aga gwarthevyans whath dres Nottingham, a scoryas dew assay moy – meur ras dhe Alex o’Meara, neb y’n 51ns mynysen ha der y dooth, a asas an dhefendyoryon war y lergh – an assay ma treylyes arta gans Alvarez – hag ena y’n 72ns mynysen y beswara assay a’n fyt, treylyes an dro ma gans kemerydh Will Cargill. An Vorladron a dhros war an park aga hemerydhysy tamm ha tamm dhyworth dalleth an nessa hanter ha warbynn triugens mynysen, gans pub a’ga eth kemerydh ow pos comendys, mes hemma ny wrug dyffrans vyth dhe berformyans an Vorladron, neb a worfennas an fyt gans an scor, Nottingham 7, An Vorladron Gernewek 42.

Nottingham v. The Cornish Pirates.

With the Pirates on the road for the third time in a row, it was expected that this would be a tough match. The Pirates kicked off and within three minutes, Javier Alvarez had succeeded with two penalty kicks. Nottingham a fought keenly to score but it was the Pirates after fifteen minutes who scored next with an unconverted try by Alex o’Meara. Then with 27 minutes on the clock, Alvarez was successful with his third penalty kick to bring the score to 0-11. Nr. 8 Will Wilson was the next to score for the Pirates when he crossed the line in the 32nd minute for try number two, and six minutes later Alex o’Meara ran over the Nottingham line for his second try – both these tries being converted by Alvarez. The Pirates were in control of the match, leaving the field at half-time with the score 0-28.

After no more than seven minutes in the second half, Nottingham scored a try by Harry Graham which was converted by Tom Stephenson to close the gap to 7-28. This try however saw an immediate response from the Pirates who with their dominance still over Nottingham, scored two tries more – thanks to Alex o’Meara, who in the 51st minute and through his speed, left the defenders behind – this try converted again by Alvarez – and then in the 72nd minute his fourth try of the match, converted this time by replacement Will Cargill. The Pirates gradually brought their replacements on to the field from the start of the second half up until sixty minutes, with each of their eight replacements being introduced, but this made no difference at all to the Pirates performance, who finished the match with the score, Nottingham 7, The Cornish Pirates 42.

Resrudh e. An Vorladron Gernewek

Hemm o an kynsa fyt kowethek ragseson rag an Vorladron ha mall o gans pub huni a weles an bejethow nowydh yn gwrians- ha ny wrens i tollys. Yth o fyt dien a 80 mynysen ynter an Vorladron ha Resrudh, gans an Vorladron ow korra dew bara dyffrans war an park rag pub hanter, ynwedh gans niver a gemerydhysi. Resrudh a worras ‘mes para krev hag ynwedh gul niver a gemerydhysi der an dohajydh. An dhew bara a warias gans spyrys ha ny ylli an Vorladron skorya dres an kynsa ugens mynysen awos bos defens krev Resrudh. Byttegyns war an diwedh an Vorladron a ygeras aga skor gans assay skoryes – ha treylyes – gans Xavier Alvarez. Yth esa chonsow erel dhe’n Vorladron mes i a fyllas dres niver a gamwriansow sempel. Resrudh ynwedh a warias yn tiwysyk ha batalya gans an Vorladron heb let. Gans hanter termyn ow neshe, an Vorladron a skoryas aga nessa assay gans Rory Parata mes soweth ny wrug Alvarez seweni gans an treylyans. Ha henn o an skor dhe hanter termyn – Resrudh 0, An Vorladron 12.

Y’n nessa hanter an Vorladron a ynkressyas an tooth ha skon i a skoryas yn unn sewya pot dres park gans Will Cargill – an bel dhe aslamma yn kledhek rag Resrudh ha gasa Alex o’Meara dhe skorya. Resrudh a besya defendya yn ta mes ny yllens i handla tooth an Vorladron ha nyns o pell kyns an Vorladron dhe skorya arta dre Matt Bolwell dhe dhri an skor dhe 0-24. Bythkweth ny wrug Resruth omri mes a vatalya yn krev rag assay, mes defens an Vorladron o solid ha ny ylli Resrudh terri aga linen. An Vorladron a ventena an gwask ha skorya dew assay moy, an dhew gans Robin Wedlake. Resrudh a’s teva ‘namm purpur’ dres an diwettha pymp mynysen , mes yn despit a oll aga ober, ny yllens skorya an assay na. Skor finel – Resrudh 0, An Vorladron 36.

Redruth v. The Cornish Pirates.

This was the first pre-season friendly match for the Pirates, and everybody were keen to see the new faces in action – and they were not disappointed. It was a complete 80-minute match between Redruth and the Pirates, with the Pirates fielding two different teams for each half, also making a number of replacements. Redruth put a strong team on the field and also made a number of replacements during the afternoon. Both teams played with spirit and the Pirates were unable to score during the first twenty minutes, due to a strong Redruth defence. However, finally the Pirates opened their score with a try scored – and converted – by Xavier Alvarez. There were further chances to the Pirates but these failed due to simple mistakes. Redruth played keenly and ceaselessly battled with the Pirates. With half time approaching, the Pirates scored their second try through Rory Parata but unfortunately Alvarez did not succeed with the conversion. An that was the score at half time – Redruth 0, The Pirates 12.

In the second half the Pirates upped the pace and soon they scored following a cross-field kick by Will Cargill – the ball bouncing awkwardly for Redruth allowing Alex o’Meara to score. Redruth continued to defend well but they could not handle the Pirates’ speed and it wasn’t long before Matt Bolwell brought the score to 0-24. Still Redruth didn’t give up but strongly fought for a try, but the Pirates’ defence was solid and Redruth could not break their line. The Pirates maintained pressure and scored two more tries, both by Robin Wedlake. Redruth had a ‘purple patch’ during the last five minutes, but in spite of all their work, they could not score that try. Final score – Redruth 0, The Pirates 36.

Albanyon Loundres w. An Vorladron Gernewek

Woja hav hir heb rugby, mal o gans pub huny gweles dalleth an seson nowydh. Yn dann howlsplan dhe Richmond, An Vorladron a gavas an dalleth perfydh pan wrug Alex o’Meara scorya an kensa assay rag an Vorladron – an pyth a veu treylyes gans Will Cargill. Albanyon Loundres rag aga hensa fyt ma a worras bush a waryoryon nowydh war an park, neb a wrug, woja dalleth tabm ansur, dry an scor egwal pymp mynysen woja hemma. Yth esa an Vorladron ow tyspletya performyans solid hag y hevely dell wrussa Rory Parata scorya nessa assay gans hanter termyn ow neshe, mes an breusyas a’n jeva tybyansow dyffrans. Ytho an skor whath dhe hanter termyn o 7-7.

Y’n nessa hanter, gans An Vorladron ow pesya gwary yn crev, y a veu pewashes gans pot spal sewen gans Will Cargill. Byttegyns, Albanyon Loundres a dallathas omwellhe hag a welas an diwettha ugens mynysen ‘y’n mantol’. An ostys a scoryas dew assay dre Jack Ingall ha Josh Barton gans an dhew assay treylyes yn sewen gans aga fotyer, Dan Barnes. An Vorladron a scoryas dew assay a’ga honan gans AJ Cant hag Alex o’Meara, mes y’n lakka prys nyns o Will Cargill sewen gans onan a’y dhew bot treylya. An scor lebmyn o 21-20. Gans copel a vynysen gesys, hag yn unn sewya skyrmys, Albanyon Loundres a waynyas spal ha ny wrug aga fotyer gul cabm, yn unn selya an gam 24-20 rag an ostys. Nyns o hemma an dalleth a vynnen nei gweles ha nyns yw an pystry hag a veu ow cregy dres an Vorladron dres eth bledhen yw passys whath terrys!

London Scottish v. The Cornish Pirates

After a long summer without rugby, everybody was eager to see the start of the new season. Under sunshine at Richmond, The Pirates had the perfect start when Alex o’Meara scored the first try for the Pirates – which was converted by Will Cargill. London Scottish for the first match a put a host of new players on the field, who, after a somewhat uncertain start, brought the scores level five minutes later. The Pirates were displaying a solid performance and it seemed that Rory Parat had scored a second try with halftime approaching, but the referee had different ideas. So the score still at halftime was 7-7.

In the second half, with the Pirates continuing to play strongly, they were rewarded with a successful penalty kick by Will Cargill. However, London Scottish started to improve which saw the last twenty minutes ‘in the balance’. The hosts scored two tries through Jack Ingall and Josh Barton, both tries successfully converted by their kicker Dan Barnes. The Pirates scored two tries of their own but unfortunately Will Cargill was successful with only one of his two conversion kicks. The score now was 21-20. With a couple of minutes remaining and following a scrum, London Scottish gained a penalty and their kicker made no mistake, sealing the game 24-20 for the hosts. This wasn’t the result we wanted to see and the spell which has been hanging over the Pirates over the past eight years is still not broken!

Carnegie Sir Evrok w. An Vorladron Gernewek

An Vorladron eth dhe Sir Evrok gans an edhom dhe dhyala aga holl dyswaytus yn Loundres an seythen kens, ha hemma a wrussons y yn gis brav. An dhew bara a dhyspletyas niver a janjyow – Sir Evrok dhe assaya omguntell woja aga dystruyans warbynn Nottingham, ha’n Vorladron dhe ry pub gwaryer chons. An Vorladron a scoryas an kensa poyntyow y’n nessa mynysen, meur ras dhe votasen a Javier Alvarez. Hemma a veu sewyes gans assay treylyes gans Callum Patterson – 0-10. Ena woja gwary da gans Matt Evans, J.B. Bruzulier a scoryas. Y’n lakka prys gans 34 mynysen war an clock, res o dhe Tom Duncan bos arlehes gans John Stevens, awos bos brew dh’y asennow. Peder mynysen woja hemma, Callum Patterson a scoryas y nessa assay dhe dhry an scor dhe hanter-termyn dhe 0-22.

Kynth o Sir Evrok creffa es an seythen kyns, nag ens y egwal dhe’n Vorladrom ha pesya dhe ry dhe-ves niver a spalyow. Yn unn sewya onan an re ma, Alvarez a botyas dhe’n gornel ha’n Vorladron eth dres an linen rag aga feswara assay ha’n poynt mas, an assay skoryes gans Marlen Walker. Ny wrug an Vorladron lehe an gwask ha gans 55 mynysen gyllys, Callum Patterson a gavas y ‘gast-hot’ dhe dhry an scor dhe 0-36. Sinans nowydh dhyworth Guhy, Will Wilson, a scoryas y gensa assay rag an klub, ha gans gwary finel an gam, Tom Cowan-Dickie, yn unn wul dewheles wolcum woja nebes misyow pystigys, a scoryas assay andreylyes dhe dhysquedhes an scor finel: Carnegie Sir Evrok 0. An Vorladron Gernewek 48.

London Scottish v. The Cornish Pirates.

The Pirates went to Yorkshire with the need to avenge their disappointing loss in London the week before, and this they did in grand style. Both sides showed a number of changes – Yorkshire to try and pick themselves up after their destruction against Nottingham, and The Pirates to give every player a chance. The Pirates scored the first points in the second minute, thanks to the boot of Javier Alvarez. This was followed by a converted try by Callum Patterson – 0-10. Then after some good play by Matt Evans, J.B. Bruzulier scored. Unfortunately with 34 minutes on the clock, Tom Duncan had to be replaced by John Stevens, because of an injury to his ribs. Four minutes later Callum Patterson scored his second try to bring the score at half-time to 0-22.

Although Yorkshire were stronger than the week before, they were no match for the Pirates and continued to give away a number of penalties. Following one of these, Alvarez kicked to the corner and the Pirates went over the line for the fourth and bonus point try – the try being scored by Marlen Walker. The Pirates did not let up the pressure and with 55 minutes gone, Callum Patterson got his ‘hat-trick’ to bring the score to 0-36. New signing from Wasps, Will Wilson, scored his first try for the club, and with the final play of the game, Tom Cowan-Dickie, making a welcome return after some months injured, scored an unconverted try to show the final score: Yorkshire Carnegie 0, The Cornish Pirates 48.