Hornets defeated in high-scoring encounter

PUBLISHED: 09:52 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 November 2017

Hornets v Newton Abbot.

Hornets v Newton Abbot.

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Hornets were defeated by second-placed Newton Abbot in a high-scoring encounter at The Nest.

Hornets 32 pts

Newton Abbot 54 pts

Hornets gave a good account of themselves against second in the table Newton Abbot, before the visitors ran in five second half tries.

Matching the Devonians point-for-point in the first half, the visitors eventually pulled away in the second half to win 54-32.

First half tries from Charlie Carter (2), Bailey and Jackson, with two conversions and a penalty from Carter held the visitors to 25-25 at the break.

Scrum-half Oscar James crossed over the line early in the second half, converted by Carter, to go 32-25 up, but Newton Abbot scored five unanswered tries, including a 95-yard dash from their own tryline to run out comfortable winners.

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