May 19 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kilburn Cosmos leapt back up to second place in the Herts/Middx Two table with a dominant display as they ran in six tries to win 32-7 at Saracens Amateurs.
With the forwards stamping their authority on the game, Cosmos were always in control, and defended solidly whenever Saracens ventured into their half.
Eventually the deadlock was broken as the Kilburn pack convincingly won a midfield scrum and set up captain Ali Bursey to drive over for the first try.
The Cosmos forwards made further inroads in the home 22 and fly-half George Brooke sent a measured chip to outside centre Andy Hutt, who doubled their advantage to 10-0 at half-time.
The visitors continued to dominate after the turnaround and further pressure resulted in a quick move through the centres to Charles Bradley, who scored on the right wing.
Kilburn suffered a lapse in concentration as quick handling and footwork from Saracens enabled the home side to pull back a converted try, reducing the gap to 15-7.
But the Cosmos responded with another surge from the pack and second row Andy Brotherston popped up in the loose to feed Daryl Fitzgerald, who scored his first try for the club.
Centres Hutt and Jon Green combined to add their side’s fifth try as they chased another Brooke chip and Green put a well-weighted boot ahead for Hutt to score.
It was Hutt who rounded off the scoring with his third try of the game, running in from halfway to finish after Neville Marshall put in a spectacular hit that knocked the ball loose.
Kilburn Cosmos Ladies were unable to convert possession into points as they were edged out 10-5 at Bletchley on Sunday.
The home side took an early lead, but Ellie Tait went over under the posts to level, with Fidelma Meenaghan unable to add the extras and put the Cosmos ahead.
Bletchley grabbed the decisive try after a questionable offside decision against Jasmine Bruce left Kilburn struggling to defend a penalty in their own 22.
Despite strong performances from Bruce, hooker Brittany Rogers and winger Bronwyn Lewis, the Cosmos were unable to find a way back into the game.