Seven Hornettes girls represent Somerset

PUBLISHED: 10:19 24 November 2017

Amy Coles.

Amy Coles.

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Seven Hornettes girls represented Somerset across two age groups in recent county competitions.

In the second match of this season’s girls’ Under-18 South West Divisional Rugby Championship, four Hornettes players were selected in the team to represent Somerset.

Full-back Amy Coles, Eleanor Febrey at hooker, second row Natasha Foley and Katie Reynolds at wing forward.

The match against Cornwall was played at Camborne in Cornwall and from the start Somerset had control of this match in all departments. The forwards were both strong in attack and defence and the backs took every opportunity to run at the opposition.

The Cornwall tactic of kicking the ball over the top saw Coles gathering the ball and running straight back at them, causing all sorts of problems for the Cornish defence. Somerset soon scored two quick tries to make them 10-0 up.

Somerset continued to test the resolve of the Cornish defence which held out until just before half time when Coles’ efforts were rewarded with a try. This gave Somerset a 15-0 lead at the break.

The second half saw Somerset enjoying the lion’s share of the possession and taking control of the game. Febrey, Reynolds and Foley combined well in both defence and attack.

In this half Somerset scored another four tries without reply. The final try being scored by the captain Febrey to give a final score of 35-0.

Amy is a student at Weston College, Natasha attends Backwell Sixth Form, Katie a Year 11 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston and Eleanor is at Hartpury College.

Under-15 players Ruby Pring, Sophie Adams and Ruby Richardson starred for the Somerset Girls rugby squad at a wet and miserable Camborne against Cornwall.

The friends who all attend Worle Community School, featured in the starting line-up of the match that Somerset won 46-15.

Richardson won her fourth county cap and Pring her second, while Adams on her debut, scored her first try and was awarded player of the match for her efforts.

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