Colts reach the county cup final

09:56 12 April 2013

Rugby Hornetsv Bristol Harlequins.

Rugby Hornetsv Bristol Harlequins.

Archant

Hornets Colts reached the county cup final with victory over Walcot from Bath.

HORNETS Colts reached the Somerset County Cup final when they beat highly-fancied Walcot of Bath 29-17 at the Nest.

With many county players and an England international in their ranks, Walcot were always going to be tough opponents for Hornets and proved their quality in the opening 10 minutes when they took the lead with an unconverted try.

Hornets began to get the measure of the large Walcot pack and after several attempts at the Walcot line from close range, captain Louis Symiakos forced his way over for a try.

Hornets took the lead when Charlie Carter picked up a pass off his bootlaces to finish off a superb team try. Conor Littlewood converted from the touch line to put Hornets 12-5 in front at the break.

After the turnaround, fly-half Craig Nicholls burst through a gap before dummying the full-back to touch down at the posts, giving Littlewood an easy conversion and stretching Hornets lead out to 19-5.

Back came Walcot with another unconverted try, but Hornets regrouped and hit back with two cracking long-range tries. Firstly winger Arthur Rousell’s pace took him outside his opposite number to score in the corner.

Next, centre Sam Balkham scorched through the midfield and raced 60 metres to the line to score a wonderful solo effort. Walcot’s impressive centre helped himself to a late try to complete the scoring at 29-17 to Hornets.

This was a great effort from the Hornets who were missing a few players. Back row Joe Smith just pipped Conor Littlewood to the Weston Fastners man of the match award.

Hornets will now face Wellington in the final at Taunton on April 28.

Other Sport Stories

Friday, April 24, 2015
Soccer Clevedon Utdv Weston St Johns

Langford Rovers promotion hopes were all but ended with a defeat by Staplegrove.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wrington Redhill Reserves moved up to second spot in Division 3 of the Weston & District League.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Weston Under-18s kept their title hopes alive with two victories in the Somerset Floodlight Youth League Premier Division.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Spectate on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon...

Hutton Under-15 girls returned to action with a local derby at Banwell.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Weston Crusaders Under-13s retained the Woodspring Cup with victory over Clevedon after a penalty shoot-out.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3530-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Weston’s disappointing season ended with defeat at Exmouth and relegation from the National League.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Rugby Hornetsv Newton Abbott.

Hornets finished their first season at National League level with victory over Newton Abbot.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Winscombe earned a bonus point victory at Taunton.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Burnham defeated Keynsham to secure their place in the Western Counties League for another season.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Hornettes Under-15s.

Four Hornettes girls travelled with Wellington to Sidmouth and came away with a narrow victory.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition today E-edition



Somerset's trusted business finder