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Cosmos make some new friends

PUBLISHED: 16:44 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 24 August 2010

Glenn Cunninghame and John Fenlon in action against Belsize Park

Glenn Cunninghame and John Fenlon in action against Belsize Park

WASPS won the Browne s Cup – but rugby was the real winner on Saturday as Kilburn Cosmos celebrated the opening of their new home ground. Danny Tate claimed the honour of scoring the first try at the new-look Gladstone Park as the Cosmos under-14s beat H

WASPS won the Browne's Cup - but rugby was the real winner on Saturday as Kilburn Cosmos celebrated the opening of their new home ground.

Danny Tate claimed the honour of scoring the first try at the new-look Gladstone Park as the Cosmos' under-14s beat Hammersmith and Fulham 30-29 in a warm-up match.

And, after Kilburn's ladies had lost out 34-5 to Hampstead - with Trudy Mylrea getting her name on the scoresheet - the men's team fought out a round-robin against Wasps, Belsize Park and Irish side Garryowen.

Larry Porter scored Kilburn's first try in a 26-24 triumph over Garryowen and, after beating Belsize Park 23-0, the Cosmos lost their final game to Wasps.

The latter duo locked horns again for the final, with a disallowed try for Scott Aitken sandwiched between two Wasps scores before Kilburn chairman Jon Trout pulled back a consolation try to make it 14-7.

Mike King stood out as flanker in a Cosmos side missing hooker Declan Magee as well as Chris Hocking and Andy Allen, who were both injured in a recent 66-7 win against Cornish side Helston.

"What's most important is that the day itself was a real success," said Trout. "We had a few hundred people there and I feel we've made some good friends and really established rugby in the park.


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