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Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 14:59

Happy New Year me ansums and welcome aboard ford for the first match of 2012. Radio Dreckly tuned in and Pirates run out to commence the game. three to four thousand at the match.

(Sm109)

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 14:59

Pirates down the slope for the first half.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:02

Pirates defend to start with and penalty to Blues. Rain started and Pirate supporters can be heard.Pirates claim ball and clear the line. Blues collect ball outside Pirates 22. Pirates defend on the line.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:04

Scrum to Blues 5mtrs out. Blues come again front of post. Forward pass no Sir missed that one. Pirates defend as they push them back. Pirates turn over and Gavin clears the ball.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:06

Blues break away and score a try in the top of the slope in the corner. 5 - 0 and conversion to come.....and missed. Rain starting to come down as we go to Truro for some other ball game.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:08

Pirates now have the ball and atacking the Blues and just somne kicking of the ball and lineout to Blues in their half. Blues over half way and starting to drive forward. Cook clears the line and 22 drop out to Blues.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:11

Blues slow the bll in the ruck and Pirates tackling. Pirates have the ball and up and under. Gavin has a word with one of the Blues but game is still been played. Pirates defend as Blues come in for the second try for them. So 10 - 0 now. Piates need to get a grip me ansums. Conversion to come....Yep 12-0.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: cheshire exile (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:16

Happy new year Wiggy.
Pirates back in it with catch-and-drive try, sounds like a day for a forward-orientated game.
12-5

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:16

Thomas restarts and in to the Blues 22. Blues clear the ball and lineout to Pirates in Blues half. Wardy throws and Pirates claim ball. On the 22 Cook has the ball. Ward tackled by two. In front 15mtrs. Pirates drive with 5mtrs and Sir giving line out to Pirates 5mtrs out. On theline drive and yes TRY so 12-5. Try by no one knows at present. Conversion to come from Cookie......no so 12-7. Truro still 0-0 if you are interested.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:18

Pirates turn over and the ball back on the defence. Scrum 5mtrs out from Blues line. Free kick now as Sir states Pirates infringe!

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:19

Pirates on Blues 22mtr. Pirates drive and knock on.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:20

Happy New Year Cheshire while we have a break.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:22

Gavin breaks on the Blues 22mtr again. Ball comes out and drive forward. Wardy takes the ball and Pavers scrum half. On the line now Pirates keep the ball still. On the 22mtr penalty Pirates.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:23

12-8 now and Pirate supporters can be heard.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:25

Restart and Pirates concede lineout to Blues. Traffic report to come. Blues attack and knock on no advantage. So back to Pirate scrum. No problems on the Cornish roads.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:28

Sir taking a break for injury and back to Truro for another up date and yes 0-0. Scrum cleared by Pirates with Blues coming again and yes the have scored there third try. Conversion to come.....19-8.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:30

Touch judge seen something and Wardy been spoken to and penalty to Blues. Into touch inside Pirtaes half.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:32

Blues still coming forward and Sir has a word with Gavin about play regarding a little incident. Line out 5mtrs by Blues. Blues come again and Pirates defend and scrum to the Blues.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Sennen Lad (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:35

Can we ask if we can start again do you think? Getting well & truly mullered at the moment!! :-(

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:35

Blues put in and Pirtaes defend. Recycle ball and drive mtrs away. Paver defends and chaos on the line and try four for the Blues. BP already for hem and we play up the slope next half as well(Sm123) 26-8.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:37

Need to get next points now or we couyld drift away from this match. Pirates lineout now inside Blues half. Wardy throws and Pirates give away a penalty.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:38

Oh yes Trurou still 0-0 against Weston Super if interested.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:39

Pirates defend and drop kick for 3 points now 29-8. Sterling should get the hairdryer I think at the break.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Somerset Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:42

Thanks for update for both games wigston

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:42

Reset scrum now for Pirates have the ball and bit of a cock up here. Pirates on Blues 22mtr now. Pirates charge can we get a try... Locke has the ball. In stoppage time as well Pirates still have the ball and Wardy knocks on. Half time.

29-8.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: cheshire exile (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:56

Seriously bad news. Real defensive problems and we are throwing away the opportunity to take advantage of earlier results elsewhere.
I feel for our supporters who have made the trip.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:57

Second half to commence and we have the slope to contend with as well. Damage limitation required in second half and start to get points soon and keep them out.Three quickly converted trys and a drop goal in the dying seconds to us and 4 points in the bag.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 15:59

Come on Pirates with rain coming down. Scrum inside Blues 10mtr. Penalty to Pirates as well. Kick for the corner and yes up they go for a line out.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:01

Pirates win with 15mtrs to go. Blues defend 12mtrs out from posts. Pirates drive with forwards again and scrum Pirtaes.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:02

Ball in and Pirates drive and knock on no offside Blues ball. Lineout Blues as they clear. Half time Truro still 0-0.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:03

Bedford attack and Sir give penalty against Pirates for off side.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:04

40mtrs 4396 attendance and another 3 points so 32-8.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:11

Pirates restart and now attack. Penalty Pirates. Good kick by Thomas and lineout won. Pirates forwards drive in the top corner advantage Pirates. 3mtrs out and Sir blows for the penalty. Pirate scrum Blair warming up.Shove on and Blues hold. Reset and ball comes in and the Pirates drive 1mtr out. On the line drive again Blues defend but Pirates get it over Wardy we think. 32-13 Conversion......32-hits the post.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:11

Truro City still 0-0.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:13

Pirates defend inside their 22. Pointer and Blair on as subs. Penalty to Blues now we are falling apart it appears.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:14

35-13 no missed still 32-13.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:16

Dan Seal subbed plus one other so they bring on fresh legs as well. Pirates claim ball half way and come forward. Paul Andrew with ball. Wardy tackled Burgess attacks and kick into touch.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:18

Rimmer on Andrew off with 20 minutes to go. Truro still 0-0.
Blues attack into Pirates half. Penalty to Blues.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:19

Blues come up and 35-13. Kessel on Gavin off. No missed again so 32-13.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:23

Not sure what has occured a sGavin still on the field. Pirates have the ball on half way. Blues defend well as Pirtaes try to break. Pirates still have the ball and going nowhere at present. Ball into touch for a Kessel on Thomas off sorry Blues ball. Doherty has the ball and attack. Pirates still have the ball 22mtrs. Burgess 10mtrs out. Doherty 5mtrs. Paver, Morgan Wardy in the thick of it. Pirate penalty.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:25

Cookie now at fly half with reshuffle. So line out to Pirates. Pirates hold the ball and attack. Blues defend again and Wardy in the thick of it again.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:27

Scrum to Pirates and on the line and miss pass. Knock on with travel news. No problems so back to the match.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:29

Scrum Pirates. Cookie recycle, Burgess Blair in the middle and Cook 10mtrs out. 5mtrs and Blues take the ball. Pirates come again but into touch. No points though or all the work.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:30

Pirates have the ball stolen from them and Truro 0-0 still.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Somerset Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:32

Cmon city at least give us some gd news there

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:32

Not sure what happened as Honeybubble has started to talk about something or other. Back to the game as Blues have the ball. Locke has the ball. Pointer inside their 22mtr area. Back to the drawing board and all been well Nottingham could be on to a match next week.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:34

Lots of changes and Seal back on. Blues secure ball inside Pirtaes 22mtr. Knock on and scrum Pirates. Ball cleared and lineout. Leeds10 - Scots 11 HT.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:36

Honeybubble now laying the table and starting to annoy slightly. Blues have the ball and scrum Pirates half way.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:38

Rain stopped and Pirates have the ball. Locke goes and Doherty runs but tackled. Scrum Blues on their 22mtr.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Somerset Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:39

City score ?

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Skilly Beach (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:41

0 0 six mins left

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Somerset Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:42

Thanks :-)

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:43

Now 5mtr lineout Pirates. Wardy on the line Leeds 13 - Jocks 14. No, 16-14. Scrum Blues and they have the ball 5mtrs from their line. Truro 0-0 still. Meanwhile back at Bedford.... Pirates come deep. Blues have the ball. No Burgess has the ball and Blues defend again. As Steve says Pirates let themselves down first hald. Leeds 16-17 Jocks. Blues come again and Sir says enough of this and the game comes to a end. So sorry for the traveling supporters and I have a long shift to come tonight.

Need to get back next week with a BP win.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Yorkshire Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:44

It's looking like another poor result for the Pirates. Not exactly creating momentum for the play offs and it was a big opportunity to go second today. Very disappointing.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Wigston Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:44

Oh and Truro are now trailing 1-0 says it all. Blues 32-13.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Sennen Lad (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:46

Hmmmmmmmm......like Wigston, I listened to Dick & Steve's commentary, which didn't paint the prettiest of pictures it has to be said. Going to be interesting to see if Sterlo' tries to gloss over the 1st half performance especially when he speaks in the next 10mins or so.

The strangest comment I've heard today is that apparently we've not played our 1st choice team all season, which taking today's result and performance aside, to me is totally baffling if indeed it's true.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: blazie pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:48

Happy New Year everyone.

felt confident at 3.00, sounds like a bit of a drubbing, roll on next week.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Skilly Beach (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:48

Looks like we need to avoid Bedford in the play off groups, on the basis of our two games against us in the regular season they seem to have us worked out at the moment.

Certainly not the result ant of us were looking for, nor the performance on the basis of the commentary.

Will be interesting to hear what Chris Stirling says post match

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Paul & Cathy (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:51

Hi Kieth, Happy New Year from us two. Pity bout today, roll on Notts next week

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Yorkshire Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 16:53

There seems to be a lack of continuity in team selection which may be the reason why results have been so patchy this season. Apart from a few select players the rest seem to get a run of two or three games at best.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Newlyn End (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 17:03

Dont panic, as CS sais 3 defensive errors led to 3 trys in the first half, very difficult to get back into the game then.
Should have maybe crossed for a couple more trys ourselves in the second half, work needed but we are still up there and this season is anyones.
Back to the W's next week.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: *Stalwart (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 17:12

"There seems to be a lack of continuity in team selection"
CS has said over and over again that we are operating a rotation policy. Like it or not, that's the way he sees it. He said in his interview today that we have depth in the squad and the play off 22 will be clearer as we reach the end of stage one. Today's team was pretty different to what most would see as our first choice selection. The first half defensive errors meant we were pretty much out of it by half time - but we competed well second half and at least we didn't get hammered by 50, which could have happened.
There seems to be a lack of flair/penetration in the backs - I think our hopes of winning this competition depend on whether JB is fit for the play-offs.
I reckon we'll see a big performance from the boys next weekend.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Yorkshire Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 17:28

Well Stalwart it doesnt seem to be working at this stage of the season whether thats the policy or not.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Pirate Pig. (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 17:30

Worrying defensive lapses allowed Bedford to score,very similar to the game at home,fair play to Bedford who were clearly the better side.
We have a huge amount of work to do and defensively we seem to be weak around the 10-12 channel at present,we really need to start stepping it up and produce a more commanding performances before we get to the play offs.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Sennen Lad (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 17:32

I agree with Stalwart's comments about the backs for certain. Think back to the playoffs last season and how much of a difference in class our backs looked compared to our opponents, even in the Final when we looked to open things up at every opportunity. Rightly or wrongly it seems that JB's the key to orchestrating the backs play.

We've got plenty of bashers at the moment, but not creating too many chances. Still, tomorrow is another day and all that, and we'll see what team is selected and the reaction that produces at home next Sunday. Chin up folks!!

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Skilly Beach (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 19:47

Was the change that took Thomas off and Cook to fly half tactical or as a result of an injury, the former i think from Stirlings assessment, which if that is the case is a real worry.

They were not happy, hopefully it can be rectified , because if we are we are relying on JB being back in time to solve the problem them we might have to write off this campaign

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: welshpirate (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2012 20:03

Didn't see the match due comments suggest similar failings up the middle of the park, suppose the coaches will have to keeping grinding away and hope that by the play offs we'll become competent at tackling. Hopefully JB will be back by then too to provide some excitement. Funny last season I used to pray for dry weather so we play a running game, now I'm hoping for a quagmire against Notts so that a. we can use the pack and b. the opposition won't be able to at us at pace.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: blazie pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 08:56

I dont see anything has changed from what the coach`s told us at the start of this campaign. this is a two part season and we will get to the business end when the play offs start.
We are still in a good position to finish in the top 4 and with a chance to kick on from there. Like everyone else, there are a couple of injuries that worry me, but my money is still with us doing the double.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: woodhouse (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 09:49

very frustrating sitting in the stand with Bert, with JB in the row behind, no doubt feeling as bad as the rest of us with the first half backs performance we saw.

The general consensus now with all the supporters, experts and non-experts, is that the back line is pretty powder puff when it comes to defending. Mind you, Blues fans were surprised at how their pack stood up to ours.

Bedford have always had good backs, but to see two of their tries as carbon copies of each other doesn't exactly show nous on our part.

We left some very happy smiley faces at Goldington Road--and they don't even have pretensions to go up!

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Hedfal (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 11:19

The playoffs are the time to lay out all your cards..! Show your hand at this stage and there is nothing left to play with. Tactically sound last year i have no doubt that C.S. tried combinations and player rotation to test the opposition lines, he will have got valuable data from this game, same as a win would of, faith boys, have some faith.(Sm9)

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: POSTS (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 11:23

Not to worried at this stage,but what surprised me was that 8 or 9 days ago i watched Bristol play straight down the middle of the park and Bedford had no answer to it.Yes they are tidy in the backs and have a few forwards who have been around a bit.Thought we might have smashed them up front just as Bristol did.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: cheshire exile (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 12:14

That's what I was hoping for too, but at the rsik of opprobrium I would suggest we fielded our second choice locks and against an experienced set of forwards like Bedford's, couldn't achieve the level of dominance we needed.
Re the backs, can't comment on yesterday but Ceiron Thomas hasn't looked fit to me all season and , coupled with the lack of a settled centre pairing, we're not up to it at the moment.
Defensively I suggest we've missed Steve Winn in midfield.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Yorkshire Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 12:47

Agree with you there CE. Not sure people fully appreciated the job Winn did for us last season defensively.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Sancreed Pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 17:35

Saw this comment from a Bedford fan on the rolling-maul forum:-

"Again, thought the referee did quite well on what I saw (although a fair amount of the action was at the other end of the ground). For example, I think he gave Bedford a "last warning before a card" but Bedford had no more penalties for 16 minutes and no card followed. Which is how I believe "last warnings" should be done. A period of grace.

As for the score, now this may sound daft but... I felt we deserved to win by as much, but I also felt that the score didnt do justice for the work Pirates put in and pressure they put on our squad. Some last minute defending kept their score down.

Much better performance all round by Bedford over the Bristol match. Held on to most passes, good defence, scrum worked well, work in the loose was improved.

Pirates again worked well had some great running lines, also worked hard in the loose, and played some very good rugby.

Both sides played some very entertaining rugby. I really enjoyed my day."



EDF Trophy Winners 2007
B & I Cup Winners 2010

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: Cant Stop (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 18:13

Seems to me as though its the old old problem of 9 and 10 we just do not have those positions filled neither men played yesterday can do the job, good effort boys well done

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: coach (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 18:28

Nobody plays 100% all the time every one has off days and i dont think it is fair to be writing people off at this stage and in my opinion CT is a good player i dont think any individual should be blamed for the loss most of the team need to hold their hands up. Looking forward to the next game

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 18:42

Just back from Bedford my 5th year of watching the Pirates play at Bedford.The first half display by the Pirates backs was very below par and the worst i have seen at Goldington Road.As a Bedfordshire lad i must say we made Bedford look good on the day after their poor performance against Bristol.But i will keep faith in Chris,Ian and Harvey that they will sort out the defence problems over the next few weeks.
Let us hope we get some further progress on the Stadium in 2012.I was interested to see that Bedfords new 100,000 floodlights were part funded by the supporters.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 19:35

To rub salt in the wound,Ex Pirate Cornishman Dan Seal scored the Try that gave Bedford their bonus point.

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: TryBlues (IP Logged)
Date: 02 January, 2012 22:57

Quote:
1spy
To rub salt in the wound,Ex Pirate Cornishman Dan Seal scored the Try that gave Bedford their bonus point.

It was later corrected to a Sacha Harding try, to take the glory from the prop!

 
Re: Todays Match
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 03 January, 2012 09:10

TryBlues
Thanks,eases the pain a bit!
Look forward to seeing you guys again in the Knock Outs.
Very impressed with the new floodlights at Goldington Road.

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