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Numbers don't add up for Kilburn

PUBLISHED: 17:33 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:54 24 August 2010

Shane Whyte

Shane Whyte

By Larry Porter COSMOS failed to capitalise on a numerical advantage as they lost 27-18 to Old Haberdashers in a bad-tempered clash at Gladstone Park. The visitors had two men yellow-carded, with only one against Kilburn – but looked better drilled as the

By Larry Porter

COSMOS failed to capitalise on a numerical advantage as they lost 27-18 to Old Haberdashers in a bad-tempered clash at Gladstone Park.

The visitors had two men yellow-carded, with only one against Kilburn - but looked better drilled as they established a deserved lead.

Haberdashers opened the scoring midway through the first half with two tries - one of them converted - in the space of two minutes.

Callum Hughes got Kilburn on the scoresheet with a penalty on the half-hour, but the visitors added a penalty of their own, only for Hughes to land a second successful kick before half-time.

Trailing 15-6, the Cosmos resumed with new determination and were rewarded with a try from Shayne Whyte, converted by Hughes to reduce the gap to two points.

But the hard work was undone when Haberdashers scored an unconverted try just four minutes later - and a converted score then took them 14 points clear.

Kilburn put together some good phases in the final 10 minutes and prop Ehi Alongi went over for a consolation try, which was unconverted, but it was not enough.

Fly-half Dan Riley, playing in that role for the first time this season, was man of the match for the Cosmos, who remain sixth in Herts/Middx Division One.

KILBURN Cosmos' second XV fell short despite a brave second-half fightback in their 25-14 Middlesex Merit Table defeat away to Haringey Rhinos IIs.

The Cosmos defence were undone as Haringey scored four tries during the first half, but centre Niall Coghlan found a gap to score under the posts.

Fly-half Dave Flannery added the conversion to keep Cosmos in the game, but they suffered a blow in the second half when prop Jade Sharp went off injured.

With no replacements, Kilburn had to continue with 14 men, but Darius Dodd scored a pushover try after a string of collapsed scrums near the Rhinos' line.

Flannery added the conversion and Cosmos pressed relentlessly on a worsening pitch, but Haringey held firm and sealed it with an unconverted try late on.


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