Search

London 3NW: Old Streetonians 7 Kilburn Cosmos 3

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 September 2017

A Kilburn Cosmos player lines up a kick (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A Kilburn Cosmos player lines up a kick (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Kilburn Cosmos came up short in their opening match of the new London Three North West season against Old Streetonians.

The visitors were made to rue missed opportunities at Hackney Marshes, although both sides made mistakes in the first quarter.

Cosmos won a penalty and kicked deep into the home side’s territory, only to lose their own lineout and allow Streets to clear the danger.

One positive in the first half for Kilburn was the defensive effort as they found themselves pinned back in their 22 after some superb phase play from the hosts, before Phil Cook produced a superb tackle for Aly Bursey to regain possession and ease the pressure.

Kilburn winger Ali Brace sprinted 40 metres down the touchline, only to be brought down by a high tackle, but his side lost another five-metre lineout from the penalty.

The Cosmos scrum was in fine form, with man of the match prop Kane Edgeworth securing good ball and some turnovers as a combination of power and technique saw them push Streets clear.

Yet despite the upper hand in this area, as well as some strong carries by Obi Ajufo, Caleb Wolfeys and Andrew Brotherston, the Cosmos were made to rue mistakes in the home half time and again.

Kilburn took the lead with a penalty from captain Fraser Hutt, but Streets hit back before the break as a quick tap penalty took advantage of a lack of concentration and saw them go under the posts for a converted try.

The second half brought more frustration as Kilburn’s scrum continued to dominate but the penalty count and mistakes proved too high.

With a very disjointed game, as well as changing weather conditions, it was difficult for either team to get a foot hold and build phases in the second half.

Kilburn’s back three made some fantastic breaks but were let down by mistakes in the Streets half and the home side were unable to capitalise on several penalty chances as the scoreline remained unchanged at 7-3.

Cosmos take a bonus point from their first game of the season, but know they could, and should, have had more as they host Grasshoppers this weekend.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

St Robert Southwell defended their Brent Schools Cup title after beating Wykeham in a penalty shootout in the final.

NFC West: Arizona Cardinals 0 Los Angeles Rams 33

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Idrissa Sylla netted 12 minutes from time to rescue point for west Londoners at Trotters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sky Bet Championship: Bolton Wanderers 1 (Pratley 22) Queens Park Rangers 1 (Sylla 78)

Friday, October 20, 2017

QPR head to north west in Championship action against the Trotters on Saturday

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stones manager will hope to mastermind success against Tinners

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Greens lead the way, while Mackerel Men bring up the rear

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Greens sit top after triumph on Tuesday

PROMOTED CONTENT

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

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