Cornish Pirates impress boss with 21-17 London Scottish win

Craig Holland
Craig Holland scored his first try of the season for the Cornish Pirates against London Scottish

Cornish Pirates head coach Ian Davies was impressed with his side's first-half showing as they beat London Scottish 21-17 in the Championship.

Rheon James and Craig Holland scored tries, while Kieran Hallett kicked 11 points as the Pirates went 21-3 ahead after 46 minutes.

"The work was done in the first half, it was a really good performance," Davies told BBC Radio Cornwall.

The win, just the second for this season, moves them up to 10th place.

And Davies was also pleased with his side's defence in the second half as London Scottish tried to breach the Pirates' try-line.

"It was phenomenal," he said. "It was disciplined as well. It could have been quite easy to give a cheap penalty away which would have allowed Scottish to set up their maul, which we knew was a danger.

"We defended the maul really well all day as well, so it was a good all-round performance."

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