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Rugby: Kilburn Cosmos B rock Rosslyn Park rivals

PUBLISHED: 15:47 30 November 2017

A Kilburn Cosmos player looks on (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A Kilburn Cosmos player looks on (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Kilburn Cosmos B produced a fine display to upset leaders Rosslyn Park, 43-24, on a crisp afternoon.

Fielding a mobile, athletic pack on the 4G surface, in tandem with an experienced, speedy back division, they took an early lead when Jamal Thompson raced on to Hughie Molley’s chip kick.

Further pressure led to Nick York touching down on the left, before Park opened their account with a penalty and converted try.

A patient pick and drive effort from Zach Bailey, converted by Molloy, put Cosmos 19-10 up at the interval but they made a poor start to the second half as Park closed the gap to two points.

History would normally dictate a Kilburn capitulation, but this season’s crop are made of stern stuff and were spurred into a swift riposte.

Making great use of their rapid backline, Cosmos moved the ball well in open play as Meaden, Rees-Davies, Norwood, Molloy and York combined for Jake Innerfield to dot down in the corner.

Kilburn then looked to consolidate, spending time in the opponent’s half and defending exceptionally when threatened in their own.

Patience was rewarded when loose forward Chris Barwick went on a barnstorming run, culminating in a brutal hand-off before he was brought down on the five-metre line.

Replacement half-back Tom Rees-Davies made use of quick ball and darted round the corner to score near the posts, with Molloy duly adding the extra two points on offer to make it 31-17.

Kilburn rotated their bench well, having lost prop Pete Jones to concussion early in the game, and young loose forwards Reece Haddon and Elias Shaheen both made notable impacts in the scrum, at tackle time and when carrying.

Further pressure told when York grabbed his second try of the afternoon after some good continuity in the 22, but Park’s centre barrelled over for a converted score with one minute left.

Cosmos had the last word as Thompson scampered over for his second try and they now have their sights set on new leaders Grasshoppers on December 9.

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