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Cosmos come off worse in Street fight

PUBLISHED: 23:59 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 August 2010

KILBURN COSMO V WEST LONDON
PHOTO'S BY GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS
DATE: 13/09/2008.
TEL: 07831-396-923.
 
KILBURN'S PETER DONALDSON.

KILBURN COSMO V WEST LONDON PHOTO'S BY GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS DATE: 13/09/2008. TEL: 07831-396-923. KILBURN'S PETER DONALDSON.

GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS

KILBURN Cosmos surrendered a 10-point lead and ended the year with another defeat as they were eventually overwhelmed 40-13 by a well-drilled Old Streetonians side. The Cosmos made a dream start as Peter Donaldson fielded a Streetonians knock-on in the th

KILBURN Cosmos surrendered a 10-point lead and ended the year with another defeat as they were eventually overwhelmed 40-13 by a well-drilled Old Streetonians side.

The Cosmos made a dream start as Peter Donaldson fielded a Streetonians knock-on in the third minute and raced 65 metres to score a try that Andy Allen converted.

Allen then slotted a penalty to increase the visitors' advantage to 10-0 and, with prop Rick Nunes and hooker Declan McGee dominating the scrum, Kilburn looked comfortably in command.

Lock John Fenlon led the way in the loose play and set-pieces, stealing ball on the Old Street lineouts, but the home side applied the pressure and finally pulled back a converted try through Tom Downey.

Allen added another penalty to make it 13-7 at half-time, but Kilburn were unable to convert their opportunities after the interval, despite some superb attacking runs from Mo Taguri.

A flurry of converted tries, with Downer completing a hat-trick, took the game away from the tiring Cosmos, and there was to be no way back as Streetonians held their line.

The result leaves Kilburn second bottom in the Herts/Middx Division One table, with a crucial clash against fellow strugglers Old Abbotstonians to come when the league resumes in January.

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