Cornish Pirates: Tom Channon scores twice in 26-13 win over Ampthill

Tom Channon
Pirates hooker Tom Channon has scored five tries in the last four matches

Tom Channon continued his fine scoring form as four first-half tries saw Cornish Pirates get a bonus-point win as they beat Ampthill 26-13.

Tom Kessell's interception try in the third minute set the tone before Callum Sirker went over seven minutes later.

Channon scored twice from rolling mauls in a five-minute spell as the Pirates went 26-6 up after 22 minutes.

Ben Cambriani got a consolation try late on for Ampthill after Harry Bazalgette was sent to the sin-bin.

Channon has scored five tries in the last four matches for the Pirates, who have now won six of their past seven games.

The victory saw the Pirates consolidate second place in the Championship as they remain three points behind leaders Ealing.

"We got a bit giddy, I think, with that quick lead early on and I've seen this happen so many times, and we will learn from this," Pirates joint-head coach Gavin Cattle told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"Our discipline in that second half was unacceptable, it really wasn't acceptable and we just gave them easy ins when we were in complete control.

"That's something that'll be addressed this week, we touched on it there, but ultimately it's five points on the road at Ampthill, which is a difficult place to come."

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