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Kilburn Cosmos run rampant as they thrash Old Streetonians for fourth straight win

PUBLISHED: 14:45 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:31 22 October 2015

Kilburn celebrate with Phil Cook (centre) after his try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Kilburn celebrate with Phil Cook (centre) after his try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

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Kilburn Cosmos' brilliant start to the season continued on Saturday as they thrashed a strong Old Streetonians outfit 27-0, securing their fourth win in as many games in the process and going top of the table.

Jon Green had a hand in the Cosmos' opening try. Pic: Paolo MinoliJon Green had a hand in the Cosmos' opening try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

The hosts went into the game knowing a win could see them lead the pack, and that pressure seemed to affect them early on with their usual attacking flair and accuracy nowhere to be seen.

After a tight opening 20 minutes in which the visitors squandered a golden opportunity to break the deadlock via the penalty spot, the Cosmos took the lead through Niall Coghlan.

Jon Green’s delicate chip was gathered by Andy Hutt, who in turn found Coghlan to gallop in unopposed, and Fraser Hutt scored from the conversation as the hosts put themselves into a promising early position.

Mo Taguri then added a second try for the hosts before the break, carrying four defenders over the line after picking up an audacious kick-pass from the Kilburn fly-half as they went into the break 14-0 ahead.

Fraser Hutt scored Kilburn's fourth and final try to secure a bonus point. Pic: Paolo MinoliFraser Hutt scored Kilburn's fourth and final try to secure a bonus point. Pic: Paolo Minoli

The game was put out of the visitors’ reach shortly after the interval following two quickfire tries. First Phil Cook powered over following a dominant scrum from the Kilburn pack, and Hutt then strolled in after a great team move to pick up the bonus point.

Old Streetonians battled hard and were perhaps unfortunate not to get on the board as they applied pressure late on, but the Kilburn defence held firm to keep a clean sheet.

The Cosmos will be confident of continuing their winning run and holding onto top spot on Saturday as they host basement boys Old Millhillians, who have lost all four of their opening league games and conceded 225 points in the process.

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