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Cornish Pirates 13 vs Nottingham 28 - Match Report

An excellent effort form Nottingham saw them move up to fifth in the Championship table with a 28-13 win at Cornish Pirates.

From start to finish they were the better side, outplaying their hosts in just about every aspect of the game.

Two first half tries from outside-half Dan Mugford, followed by a second half brace from skipper Brent Wilson, saw them grab a vital bonus point, while the hosts managed a solitary effort from winger Kieran Goss.

The Green and Whites set the tone in the opening minutes as Mugford slipped through to open the scoring with a try, although he was off target with his conversion attempt.

Two penalties from Kieran Hallett gave the home side a one point lead just before the half hour mark before Mugford intercepted on the home 10 metre line to race in for his second try of the game to make it 6-10 at the break.

And Mugford extended that lead early in the second half with a penalty only to see Pirates run in a try through Goss, with Hallett doing particularly well to land a difficult conversion

But Nottingham were dominating possession and began to put together some potent attacks. They forced a series of penalties in the home 22, eventually driving Wilson over for a try.

A couple of half chances went begging before an almost identical try from Wilson twelve minutes from time, converted by replacement Will Maisey, brought a deserved bonus point, and sealed an important victory.