Alan Paver admits Cornish Pirates were 'sluggish' in win over London Scottish

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Cornish Pirates were behind in the second half against London Scottish

Cornish Pirates coach Alan Paver admitted his team were well below par in their dramatic home win against London Scottish in the Championship.

Laurence May converted a 78th-minute penalty try to secure a 25-24 victory.

"We looked pretty sluggish. The areas we normally get energy - the tackling and the kick chase - just weren't quite there," Paver told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"I'm super-pleased we sneaked it in the end, but I felt we shouldn't have been in that position."

The Pirates were struggling before tries from Alex Cheesman and Toby May set up a nail-biting finale.

"All credit to Scottish. They came out there and gave us a good arm-wrestle," said Paver.

"A couple of the guys will have some serious conversations. I want to know where our physicality went. It's something I demand.

"All that said, the character to come back [was there]. I'm disappointed with the performance, but the result has put a cherry on the top."

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