Colts enjoy hard-fought victory

Hornets Colts defeated Helston in a hard-fought encounter.

Hornets Colts welcomed Helston from Cornwall to The Nest on a sparkling Good Friday and, with both sides in their respective county cup finals, a hard-fought match was expected.

Hornets started well with Richardson, Cox and Francis in the back row lively as ever and Locker and Hartley kept the scrums secure. Aplin’s ability to find his jumpers in the line-out was excellent and Phillips and new boy Haswell were solid.

Fast ball in midfield deep inside Helston’s half and an infringement led to a penalty kick at goal by Humphris for the opening score, but Helston replied with a try.

Another penalty in Helston’s half saw good work by Richardson and Holyday for Wall to touch down, converted by Humphris.

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After the break, Hornets were on the attack again and quality ball was shipped down the line for Keane Williams to score. From another solid scrum, Holyday broke blind and had his winger, Hill in support, who outstripped the defence to score in the corner.

Helston hit back with power and pace and were rewarded with another try, but Hornets were rewarded a late penalty to finish the match as 23-14 winners.

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Special mention to Conrad Haswell who, in his first game at this level, was outstanding all day.

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