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Cosmos claim first win in style

PUBLISHED: 12:37 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:24 24 August 2010

RAMPANT Kilburn ran in 11 tries as they finally notched their first league win of the season by thrashing basement side Old Millhillians 63-7 on Saturday. The Cosmos were clearly the stronger side in all areas, dominating the scrums and taking a record 13

RAMPANT Kilburn ran in 11 tries as they finally notched their first league win of the season by thrashing basement side Old Millhillians 63-7 on Saturday.

The Cosmos were clearly the stronger side in all areas, dominating the scrums and taking a record 13 tightheads, while their handling was excellent in difficult conditions.

Almost every put-in by a weak Millhillians side ended up at the feet of Kilburn No 8 Tom O'Connor and the locks and loose forwards all sparkled with the ball in hand.

O'Connor and Aly Bursey made numerous breaks and the Kilburn backs all used the ball to good effect, moving it wide for the wingers to score - even if sloppy forward passes cost them the chance to run in even more tries.

John Fenlon dominated the lineout, ably supported by Ben Zaug and Ehi Alonge, while Mo Taguri was the Cosmos' top points-scorer with a hat-trick of tries.

Declan Magee added two, while Andy Allan, Chris Garvey, Chris Coane, Peter Donaldson, Paul Ledington and Matt Fenlon all got their names on the scoresheet and Garvey completed four conversions.

Millhillians never gave up but, although their staunch defending at the start of the second half denied Kilburn for nearly a quarter of the game, they were thoroughly outclassed by the visitors' superior team effort.

The Cosmos, who remain eighth in Herts/Middx Division One, replay their postponed game against promotion-chasing Cheshunt this Saturday at Tiverton Green (2.30pm).

Kilburn Cosmos: Zaug, Magee, Alonge, J Fenlon, Ledington, Bursey, Aitken, O'Connor, MacManus, Allan, Taguri, Cunninghame, Donaldson, Coane, Garvey. Replacements: Trout, Riley, M Fenlon.


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