Hornets Colts overcome their close neighbours

PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 08 September 2017

Charlie Fairhurst.

Charlie Fairhurst.

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Hornets Colts proved too strong for close neighbours Weston in the first round of the Gloucester League.

Hornets Colts welcomed neighbours Weston to The Nest in the first round of the Gloucester League and ran out 54-7 winners.

Hornets started strongly and it was not long before their large pack had asserted themselves with prop Will Bailey powering through to open the scoring converted by Charlie Fairhurst.

The forwards once again proved too strong for the visitors running in three more tries through Andy Meaghan, Bailey and Matt Ogborne, with two converted by Fairhurst.

The visitors managed to put Hornets under pressure and despite some hard defending, Weston scored their first and only converted try of the match.

Hornets quickly hit back with some slick play from the backs opening up Weston’s defence, allowing Josh Edwards touch down, converted by Fairhurst for a 33-7 half-time score.

The second half was much of the same with the pack dominating scrums, rucks and line-outs. With the backs running good lines, the gaps opened up for Ollie Forte to storm over for Hornets sixth try converted by Fairhurst.

The game was completed with a further two tries from Harry Williams and Tommy Bailey, both converted by Ogborne, to make the final score 54-7.

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