Hornets Girls through to the next round of the cup

PUBLISHED: 09:24 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 19 January 2018

Rugby ball.

Rugby ball.

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Hornets Girls Under-15s defeated Cinderford to reach the next round of the Area Cup.

Hornets Girls Under-15s 44 pts

Cinderford Girls Under-15s 14 pts

It was Hornets young guns Paige Swain, Hattie Parkman and player of the match Miriam Bailey who showed their older teammates how to front up when a physical side rolls in to town.

The three youngsters were instrumental in dragging the rest of the team up to scratch in this Area Cup game that saw too many established players some of who have represented the county this term going through the motions in a below par performance.

Hornets started well and after two minutes another shining light in the Hornets side Sophie Adams burst on to a Harrie Payne pass to go over for an unconverted try. Paige Hoddinott, another Hornets youngster that enjoyed a good performance was next on the scoresheet when the scrum-half darted over from close range and with Adams adding the extras Hornets were 12-0 up.

Left wing Ella Hutchinson was next on the score after some accurate passing in the backline freed up the Nest flyer. Another rare piece of decent back play sent Lily Jones sprinting clear for an unconverted try, before flanker Ruby Pring completed the first-half scoring with a try after cutting a nice line through the Cinderford defence.

The second half saw more of the same as Hornets began to miss simple tackles. Finally the impressive Georgia Seviour delivered a well-timed pass to Hutchinson to round the final defender and score her second try of the game.

Adams added her second try after some good defence from Hornets forced a turnover deep in the Cinderford 22. Fittingly it was Swain who added Hornets’ final try, converted by Adams, after the powerhouse prop smashed her way over from close range.

Bailey was outstanding throughout working tirelessly for the team, her tackling and breakdown work was excellent and she showed some nice touches with the ball in hand too.

A far better effort will be needed next week when Hornets welcome Devon outfit Kingsbridge to the Nest.

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