Hornets produced a superb performance to come away with a well-earned 17-17 draw and two valuable points at Hinckley in their National 2 West League match last Saturday.

In front of a large crowd everyone observed a moment's silence to remember all that had fallen in all the wars and conflicts.

In bright winter sunshine Hornets started well as the two sides showed great attacking, as well as both of their defences tested, and Hinckley launched a series of attacks and a number of phases of play.

However, a turnover and a clearance kick to Hinckley's 22 and the home side set up an attack but it was Isaac Campbell-Wu, who spotted a loose pass and intercepted on the halfway line and scampered to the try line for a shock lead to quieten the home support, with Jamie Elswood adding the extras.

Hinckley again set up camp in Hornets 22 and eventually they broke the solid defence and sneaked over to level the game through Callum Dacey with Rory Vowles successful with his kick.

Hinckley again through their large forwards and electric backs attacked but again Hornets defence kept them at bay for prolonged periods but again persistence was rewarded, and the home side went in front after Adam Groocock went over to make it 12-7 at half-time.

Hornets maintained the pressure early in the second half and got into a position for a 5m lineout and efficiently Kieran Ward was in control of the ball as the pack surged over and the conversion by Elswood was successful and Hornets had a slender lead.

Hornets in the end-to-end game now were on the attack and a penalty won and converted again by Elswood and the lead extended with 15 minutes left.

Now Hinckley went after the win and again were met by Hornets’ solid defence but eventually Dacey sneaked over in the corner, but the difficult conversion was missed as the two sides had to settle for a draw.

Hornets welcome Dudley Kingswinford to the Nest this Saturday at 2:30pm, the game will be preceded by the club's second-string as they welcome neighbours Weston-super-Mare RFC beforehand at 12pm.