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Callum sends Cosmos rocketing up the table

PUBLISHED: 17:21 02 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 24 August 2010

CENTRE Callum Hughes claimed an individual haul of 23 points as Kilburn climbed into the top half of the table by beating Old Abbotstonians 43-7. The Cosmos were completely dominant at Gladstone Park, racking up 36 unanswered points in the second half and

CENTRE Callum Hughes claimed an individual haul of 23 points as Kilburn climbed into the top half of the table by beating Old Abbotstonians 43-7.

The Cosmos were completely dominant at Gladstone Park, racking up 36 unanswered points in the second half and securing their biggest win of the season.

Full-back Dan Riley opened the scoring after just five minutes, breaking into the line on an attacking scrum to score a converted try under the posts.

Kilburn kept the pressure on, but failed to add to their lead, allowing the Abbots back into the contest with a superb solo try from halfway on 31 minutes.

The conversion meant the sides went in level at half-time, but Cosmos wasted no time reasserting their authority just two minutes after the restart.

Abbotstonians were penalised after a marvellous break from fly-half and man of the match Amal Hirani and Hughes slotted the penalty to make it 10-7.

Cosmos kept attacking and were rewarded when Hughes broke off a rolling maul to touch down - followed three minutes later by another try as Riley's run was finished off by Glenn Cunninghame.

Callum Hughes finished the rout with his second try after scores from lock Del Bousfield and replacement Tom White.

Kilburn Cosmos: McKenzie, Fitzsimmons, S Hughes, Bousfield, Zaug (Porter 62), Bursey, Aitken, Shrubsole, McManus (Protherough 56), Hirani, C Hughes, Cunninghame, R Coughlan, N Coughlan (White 46), Riley.


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