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Geoff is Remembered in Memorial Match
The ‘Geoff Cock Memorial Match’, played annually between a Pirates Holiday XV and Cocky’s Pirates took place at a muddy Mennaye Nurseries pitch on Boxing Day.
Geoff was a former Pirates Colts player, Cornish Pirates steward and youth team coach who sadly passed away in 2008, aged 61.
This match proved competitive, close and entertaining, with Cocky’s Pirates, for whom Geoff’s son Matthew played, emerging narrow 24-22 winners.
Geoff Cock pictured in the early 1960s – and Boxing Day’s competing teams – Photo: Patrick Tod
Scorers were as follows:
Cocky’s Pirates – tries: Jack Vosper (2), Ryan Forrester, Ben Brooks; cons: Dan Lugg (2).
Pirates Holiday XV – tries: Sam, Coogan, James Lambourn, Daniel-Rhys Evans, Charlie Tod; con: Dom Willcox.
Match action and a muddy Matthew Cock (centre, with beard) – Photos: Patrick Tod
Despite the weather there was a good turnout for this latest Memorial Match, with several players that Geoff had coached taking part. It was also busy in the Pirates ‘Westholme’ clubhouse afterwards.
As printed in Sunday’s edition of ‘The Rugby Paper’, below is Tom Duncan’s chosen ‘best XV played with or against’
The funeral service for Russell will take place at Chapel Street Methodist Church this Friday 11th September, commencing 10.30am
There will be many people connected with the Pirates who have been saddened to hear that Russell Simons, aged 82, passed away on Saturday