Hornets Girls run in nine tries

PUBLISHED: 09:35 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 17 November 2017

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Hornets Under-15 Girls ran in nine tries against Old Richians to progress in the cup.

Hornets Under-15 Girls 55 pts

Old Richians Girls 34 pts

Hornets Under-15 Girls played their second cup game in as many weeks and outscored their opponents nine tries to six.

Hornets started strongly and crisp passing in the back division saw Cass Hancock score the opening try, converted by Sophie Adams. Erin Edwards quickly added a second try.

Captain Ruby Richardson’s break and dummy sent her clear to stretch the lead after Georgia Seviour, Adams and Edwards had all gone close. It was Adams who converted the try before scoring herself after a powerful charge for the line, this time converted by Richardson.

Fly-half Harrie Payne carved another opening for Richardson to add her second at the posts, this time converted by Kerri Townsend. Hornets backs’ then worked an opening for pacy full-back to score their final try of the half.

Richians had the final say when a clever chip and chase led to their first try, making the half time score a commanding 38-5 to the Nest girls.

The second period began much in the same way as the first, with Adams scoring her second try of the day. Richardson completed her hat-trick and Adams superb conversion from wide out took Hornets to the 50-point mark.

Edwards made another break and this time fed the ball on to Hutchinson to score what was to be Hornets’ last points.

At 55-5, Hornets were cruising and the coaching staff emptied the bench and the disruption of new personnel favoured Richians as they ran in five tries against some poor defensive work to make the final score 55-38.

Player of the match went to the outstanding Richardson, who along with fellow centre Hancock and fly-half Payne have improved Hornets’ defensive shape. Ruby Pring was superb in the back row.

Jade Hazzard and Emily Hemmett put their hands up for starting spots with decent showings from the bench. Referee Matt Vaughan had a strong game in the middle and the coaching staff would like to extend thanks to him for stepping in at late notice.

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