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Bristol v Pirates timeline

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 20, 2012

Kieran Hallett kicked four penalties for the Pirates.

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4 mins – Bristol start well and win a penalty for an off the ball block. Matt Jones opens the scoring from 40 metres. Bristol 3, Pirates 0.

7 – Bristol earn a second penalty from the same range and Jones doubles the home lead. Bristol 6 Pirates 0.

10 – Matt Evans scores a try for the Pirates after good work by Fatialofa but the score is disallowed for a forward pass.

12 – The Pirates pack demolish the Bristol eight at a scrum winning a penalty. Hallett strikes from 45m. Bristol 6 Pirates 3.

13 – Jones opts for another long range kick as the visitors are offside but misses the target.

20 – Hallett levels the scores with a penalty he earns at the breakdown on half-way. Bristol 6 Pirates 6.

25 – Intense Bristol pressure close to the Pirates line yields a penalty and a yellow card for lock Darren Barry.

30 – Bristol remain camped close to the Pirates line with a series of penalties and scrum options. When they finally put width on the ball the man advantage tells and Luke Eves scoots in to score. Jones converts. Bristol 13 Pirates 6.

34 – Jones is again off target with a penalty this time from 35 metres.

40 – Hallett makes it three out of three with the boot as he slots a beauty from a wide position. Bristol 13 Pirates 9.

Half-time: Bristol 13 Cornish Pirates 9.

43 – Early pace and aggression from the Pirates quickly yields a penalty as Bristol fall offside in their own 22. Hallett is on target again. Bristol 13 Pirates 12.

50 – Evans finally gets his try after a simple lineout take by Johnson and quick ball switching play from right to left. Bristol 13 Pirates 17.

53 – Jones nibbles away at the lead with another penalty. Bristol 16 Pirates 17.

74 – A tense middle period of the half is ended as Bristol make changes, the Pirates sustain injuries, and Tristan Roberts converts a simple penalty in front of the Cornish posts. Bristol 19 Pirates 17.

79 – Roberts strikes again following a breakdown offence 30m out. Bristol 22 Pirates 17.

80+2 – The Pirates are cruelly denied a losing bonus point as Bristol attack from their own 22 and Ruki Tipuna releases Matt Williams for a try in the corner converted by Roberts. Bristol 29 Pirates 17.

Full-time: Bristol 29 Cornish Pirates 17.

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