Kilburn Cosmos opt for Selfo service

PUBLISHED: 14:37 21 December 2011

Arjel Selfo

Arjel Selfo


Arjel Selfo scored a brace of tries to secure a bonus point win as Kilburn Cosmos beat London French 26-5 in their final match of the year.

Kilburn started well in Saturday’s Herts/Middx Division Two match at a chilly Gladstone Park, and Charlie Bradbury opened the scoring with a superb solo try after five minutes.

The winger intercepted a London French pass on his own 22 and won the race to score under the posts, with fly-half George Brooke converting to make it 7-0.

Props Peter Fitzsimmons and Kane Edgworth and hooker Ben Zaug were commanding in the scrums, ensuring that Kilburn dominated most of the first half without adding to the score.

But they increased their lead just before the interval as, following an attacking scrum and subsequent ruck, scrum-half Selfo sniped up the blind side to score on the right, with Brooke adding the tricky conversion.

The pattern continued in the second half, with the Cosmos winning the battle up front but failing to extend their advantage until Mo Taguri bucked that trend with 20 minutes remaining.

The winger intercepted the ball just inside his own half and evaded a host of would-be tacklers to touch down left of the posts before Brooke added the conversion and put Kilburn out of sight at 21-0.

London French did respond with a try of their own in the right-hand corner following an attacking five-metre scrum, but the conversion hit the post.

And Selfo rounded off the triumph with his second try two minutes from time, finishing off after No 8 Kurt Shrubsole had made the initial burst from a classic scrum pick-up move on the French 22.

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