However, the former England man was keen to stress how Pirates would fly out the traps for the second leg of the final and how Warriors would need to play even better to reach the promised land of the top-flight.
He said: "Nine points is only three penalties and we found out against Bedford how quickly that can evaporate.
"You are never 100 percent satisfied and the first half was good, the second half much to work on.
"We will go out to win to the game at Sixways and we won't worry about scores and aggregates. If we win the game it is job done.
"Pirates have nothing to lose and that last 20 minutes they were chucking it around to try and break us down. They will come out at Sixways and do the same and look to knock away at our lead.
"We have got to front up and defend better than we did in the second half. They didn't score a try which is a positive, we are satisfied but we know we could do better."
"It was a very fast game," he added. "Especially the second half as Cornish Pirates threw it around. Second half they were chasing it and credit to them because they did that well.
"They made some breaks off phase play and we gave some silly penalties away, but we defended it pretty well. We are a little bit disappointed only to come away with a nine-point lead into the second leg.
"There is still plenty for us to work on. Our composure at times let us down. but we will take that lead back to Sixways and hopefully that will be enough."