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