Search

Cosmos climb the table with Donaldson treble

PUBLISHED: 16:37 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 24 August 2010

By Larry Porter A HAT-TRICK of tries from Peter Donaldson lifted the Cosmos to sixth place in Herts/Middx Division One with a convincing 37-5 victory at Gladstone Park. Kilburn scored 34 unanswered points in the second half to reverse a 5-3 deficit after

By Larry Porter

A HAT-TRICK of tries from Peter Donaldson lifted the Cosmos to sixth place in Herts/Middx Division One with a convincing 37-5 victory at Gladstone Park.

Kilburn scored 34 unanswered points in the second half to reverse a 5-3 deficit after fly-half Amal Hirani had given them the lead with a 20th-minute penalty.

The first half was largely forgettable, but Actonians dominated territory as the interval approached and were rewarded with an unconverted try in the corner.

Stubborn Kilburn defence prevented the visitors from increasing their lead and, after the break, good play from Hirani created openings for Donaldson to go over in each corner.

Hirani missed both conversions, but a kick through from replacement Rohan McNaughton gave Glenn Cunninghame the opportunity to touch down under the posts just two minutes later.

McNaughton added the simple conversion and prop Peter Fitzsimmons finished off a neat passing move to make it 25-5 after Actonians had yielded possession in their own 22.

And McNaughton then threw a dummy that created a gap for himself to run and score under the posts, with Cunninghame just about adding the extra two points.

Actonians rallied, but the Cosmos finished on a high, stealing possession at a ruck and shipping the ball to man of the match Donaldson, who evaded two defenders to complete his treble.

KILBURN Cosmos' second XV paid the price for indiscipline as they sank to fourth in Middlesex Merit Table Four after a 49-5 defeat at Belsize Park.

Despite conceding an early penalty, a period of sustained pressure led to a try from fly-half Jared Horsfall 10 minutes later - but that was as good as things got for the Cosmos.

A further penalty and two tries gave Belsize Park an 18-5 lead at half-time and, although they enjoyed a reasonable share of possession and territory, the visitors failed to make use of it.

Centre Ginoux Loic impressed in only his second appearance, but Kilburn were penalised for illegal rucking on several occasions and conceded five further tries without reply.

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

52 minutes ago

Evo-Stik South Premier South: Hendon 3 (Jonas 4, German 35, Hippolyte-Patrick 44) Wimborne Town 2 (Holmes 11, Clarke 61)

Yesterday, 09:20

Harrow brought out their best away form on a beautiful Autumn afternoon at The Rogers Family Stadium to claim a home win.

Yesterday, 08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Recently I was shocked to read that a GCSE sociology textbook contained offensive and harmful stereotypes about Caribbean families.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sutton United scored a last-gasp winner to knock Wealdstone out of the FA Cup, after the home side missed a 90th-minute penalty.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Queens Park Rangers boss Steve McClaren believes there is more to come from his team following a 2-0 win at Ipswich Town which moved them to 16th in the Sky Bet Championship.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sky Bet Championship: Ipswich Town 0 Queens Park Rangers 2

Friday, October 19, 2018

“Kind-hearted”, “exceptional” and “one of a kind” were just a few of the tributes expressed as a community said their goodbye’s to Harlesden’s much-loved charity founder.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now