Cornish Pirates 10-3 Plymouth Albion

Cornish Pirates got the better of Plymouth Albion in a low scoring Cornwall-Devon derby at Mennaye Field.

Albion went ahead early through a Dan Mugford penalty before home prop Jack Andrew scored the game's only try on 17 minutes, converted by Craig Holland.

It was 7-3 at half-time and after the restart, Albion survived 10 minutes with Lloyd Fairbrother in the sin bin.

It remained tight until stoppage time when Pirates replacement Angus Sinclair secured victory with a penalty.

The result means Plymouth have now failed to beat their South West rivals for seven years, dating back to December 2006.

THURSDAY'S TEAMS

Cornish Pirates: Holland; Pope, Riley, Fatialofa, Goss; Evans, Cattle (capt); Andrew, Elloway, Prescott; Graulich, Barry; Morgan, Cheesman, Phillips.

Replacements: Sinclair for Goss (75), Kessell for Cattle (47), Cahill for Andrew (61), Channon for Elloway (65), Conlon for Cheesman (73). Not used: Patrick & Dancer.

Plymouth Albion: Woods; Bowen, Stevens, Howley-Berridge, Davies; Mugford, Cushion; Harrison, Cowan-Dickie, Fairbrother; Beukeboom, Graham; Stupple, Stephen, Oakley (capt).

Replacements: Elder for Howley-Berridge (63), Cusack for Mugford (56), Bolt for Cushion (47), T Cowan-Dickie for Harrison (47), Evans for Cowan-Dickie (74), Matavesi for Stupple (56), Langley for Stephen (66).

Sin Bin: Fairbrother

Referee: Darren Gamage

Attendance: 3,050