Hornettes edged out in cup encounter

PUBLISHED: 10:21 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:21 24 November 2017

Emma Britton.

Emma Britton.

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Hornettes Ladies narrowly lost out to Yeovil in a closely-fought encounter at The Nest.

Hornettes Ladies welcomed Yeovil, who play in the league above to The Nest for this Junior Cup match.

Yeovil began strongly, but the Hornettes defence repelled their initial thrusts and worked their way up into the Yeovil 22m, where the visitors infringed at a number of rucks.

Kerrianne Williams took a quick tap, catching Yeovil on the back foot and passed to Abbey Constable who crashed over the line from five metres out, for the first score of the game.

The second Hornettes score came in similar fashion, from a close-range tap penalty, and this time the final pass was given to Emma Small. Yeovil regrouped and scored through a concerted forward drive to bring the score back to 10-5.

Just before half time, Hornettes launched an attack which saw Sara Curtis and Constable set up Stacie Godfrey to score and lead 15-5 at the break.

The second half was a bit of a stalemate with Emma Britton, Lily Edgar-Wilson, Kim Sweeting and Beth Bennellick all making strong tackles.

Unfortunately for Hornettes Yeovil intercepted from 50 metres out to score under the posts and convert the try.

Constable claimed Emma Small’s restart kick and found Hannah Hansford who was stopped just short of the line, yet managing an offload to Williams to dive over to reclaim the lead.

With 10 minutes to go, Yeovil scored under the posts and converted to retake the lead. Hornettes spent the last minutes of the game attacking the Yeovil tryline, but were unable to cross the line.

At the final whistle, Hornettes had given their all but the final score was a 20-24 loss.

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