With a squad of 18 players, 17 of whom were again products of the club’s youth section, the Pirates Amateurs won impressively away to Kingsbridge on Saturday, writes Phil Westren.

Following their promotion from the Cornwall & Devon league at the end of last season, the ‘Ams’ have now recorded four wins from six games played thus far in the Counties 1 Tribute Western West league.

In the process of winning in Devon on Saturday they also comfortably leapfrogged their opponents into third place.

Try-scorers for the Pirates were Ben Wragg (2), Sam Carter, Connor Bick, Neil Stanleick, Archie Pilcher and Sam Coogan. Fly-half Rhys Brownfield landed four conversions.

Speaking after the game, head coach Murray Westren said: "Kingsbridge have been in the league a lot of years, and this was a very good win away from home.

"The scoreline might indicate otherwise, but it was a tough contest. Important, however, was that we competed for the entire eighty minutes, with some of our attack a reward for our brilliant defence as we managed to pull away towards end."

Pirates Amateurs: 15 Isaac Blackbourn 14 Ben Wragg 13 Tom Nicholas (captain) 12 Josh Semmens 11 Sam Coogan 10 Rhys Brownfield 9 Sam Carter; 1 James Lambourn 2 Connor Bick 3 Ryan Stanley 4 Ben Martin 5 Eddy Hall 6 Tom Hutton 7 Archie Pilcher 8 Neil Stanleick.

Replacements: 16 Danny Clackworthy 17 Eli Williams 18 Jake Hole.

The Pirates Amateurs are next in action at home versus Paignton this coming Saturday, when a Past Players Reunion will also take place.