Championship: Jersey Reds 27-24 Cornish Pirates

Jersey v Cornish Pirates
Jersey have now won their last four matches against the Cornish Pirates at St Peter

Jersey Reds almost paid for allowing a 24-3 lead to slip in their home Championship match against Cornish Pirates.

The hosts breezed into a comfortable lead with tries by Ross Adair, skipper James Freeman and Nick Haining.

But in the space of 15 second-half minutes the Pirates levelled the match, thanks to scores from Tyler Gendall, Sam Simmonds and Kyle Moyle.

An injury-time Sam Katz penalty gave the Reds a narrow victory.

Jersey Reds: Adair; Davies, King, Eastwell, Watkins; Cope, Fisilau; Thomas, Macfarlane, Kerrod, McKern, Voss, Freeman (capt), Graham, Haining

Replacements: Buckle, McCarthy, Armstrong, Kolo'ofa'i, Argyle, Hardy, Robling.

Cornish Pirates: May; Moyle, Hendrickson, Dancer, O'Meara; Cargill, Day; Andrew, Channon, Andrew, Morgan (capt), Caulfield, Lee, Cheesman, Duncan.

Replacements: Elloway, Gendall, Parker, Simmonds, Pope, Bartlett, De Battista.

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