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Bedford v Cornish Pirates Timeline

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

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3 mins – After three minutes of solid Bedford pressure they take the lead with the first of Jake Sharp's six penalties. Blues 3 Pirates 0.

6 – Sharp strikes again as the Pirates are penalised at the breakdown. Blues 6 Pirates 0.

9 – Penberthy takes a shot at the posts with a penalty for the Pirates from half-way but is off target.

16 – Sharp keeps the scoreboard ticking slotting his third this time from 40m, Blues 9 Pirates 0.

21 – Penberthy misses with a 25m penalty.

24 – Phil Burgess threatens to unlock the Blues defence at last and is cynically blocked by Mark Atkinson. The home full-back receives a yellow card for his crime.

27 – Josh Bassett is certain he has scored Bedford's first try as he slides in at the corner. The referee and touch judge disallow it.

33 – Sharp makes it four out of four. Blues 12 Pirates 0.

35 – Penberthy is off target with a 22m penalty.

Half-time: Bedford Blues 12 Cornish Pirates 0.

44 – The Pirates pack superbly drive Bedford back 40 metres onto their own line eventually winning a penalty. Kieran Hallett opens their account with the kick. Blues 12 Pirates 3.

51 – Hallett earns a second penalty and efficiently dispatches the kick. Blues 12 Pirates 6.

57 – Blues take control again and their pack is held up over the Pirates line. Play is brought back for a home penalty and Sharp finally misses a shot at goal.

66 – The Blues maul their way over the Pirates line after a protracted series of phases and Neil Cochrane is awarded the try. Sharp converts. Blues 19 Pirates 6.

70 – Burgess puts in a superb try-saving tackle on Mark Atkinson.

71 – Brendan Burke knocks-on with the Pirates line at his mercy.

72 – Sharp fixes his kicking radar and lands another penalty. Blues 22 Pirates 6.

75 – The Pirates fall offside and Sharp strikes again. Blues 25 Pirates 6.

80+3 – Atkinson carves a path through a weary Pirates defence setting up Burke for the try. Sharp's conversion ends the game. Blues 32 Pirates 6.

Full-time: Bedford Blues 32 Cornish Pirates 6.

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