Colts run in seven tries against Chew Valley

PUBLISHED: 09:25 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 February 2017

Hornets Colts proved too strong for Chew Valley, running in seven tries to two at The Nest.

Hornets Colts had the privilege of playing on a Friday evening at the club and take advantage of the new facilities against Chew Valley at a floodlit Nest.

A big crowd turned up to support and attacking rugby was on show as Hornets outplayed their visitors by scoring seven tries to two in the latest league match.

Hornets started on the front foot and a couple of midfield breaks got Hornets close, but not over the line. It was when Middleton cut a superb line after a solid scrum that the winger scorched over, converted by Humphris.

Hancock, Walters and Haswell had Chew’s front row under huge pressure and Dover and Miell had control at the line-out. A classic catch-and-drive at the line-out by Bate saw him pushed over for the next.

Chew though were also enjoying the perfect playing conditions to score a well-taken try. The home side replied from a stolen scrum when Bate made a break, the supporting Swaby gathered and the large prop set off at pace, knocking over the last defender to touch down to huge delight of his teammates, converted by Humphris.

Another set of well-worked phases got Hornets again deep into Chew’s half and Constable surged up the middle to score the next, converted by Humphris.

Chew started the second half strongly to register their second try, before another scrum and Middleton, as before, joined the line to get his second, converted by Humphris.

With lots of fresh legs, Hornets began to rotate their players, eventually bringing on the whole squad, including three Under-16 players who were gaining valuable experience at this level.

Meaghan was next to score as the big lock picked up and stretched his big frame to reach for the line, converted by Humphris.

Humphry on his debut looked solid in the full-back role, as did McGee who was also on his debut on the open side. The final score came from a perfect line-out by Langdon.

McGee soared to collect and with the help of Chenoweth, Eades and Haynes pushed Hancock over the line, converted by Humphris. Final score: Hornets 45, Chew Valley 10.

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