Cornish Pirates: Alan Paver calls for consistency after Yorkshire win

Laurence May
Laurence May kicked six conversions and scored a try in the Pirates' win at Yorkshire

Cornish Pirates coach Alan Paver insisted there would no let-up by his squad after their win at Championship title contenders Yorkshire Carnegie.

Pirates became the first team to win at Headingley this season with a 42-27 victory that also put them on the fringes of the play-off places.

"As coaches we'll show no complacency," Paver told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We know we'll have dips and troughs in a season and emotions will be high, the key is to try and keep consistent."

Six tries by the Pirates, including one by fly-half Laurence May, who contributed 17 points in total, laid the foundations for victory on their longest away trip of the season.

And a sixth successive win in all competitions put Paver's side just a point behind fourth-placed Ealing Trailfinders, who occupy the final play-off position, with a game in hand.

But he is refusing to look too far ahead, even though four of the Pirates' remaining six games are at home.

"We know that sometimes with a high, comes a low," he added. "We've got to manage expectations, energy levels and the training of the players.

"But, at the same time, I don't take anything lightly when it comes to dropping off performance levels. This week ahead will be super-focused on Rotherham at home on Sunday."

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