Defences on top

Hornettes ladies go close to beating last year’s league champions, Cullompton.

Hornettes Ladies 0 pts

Cullompton Ladies 5 pts

HORNETTES ladies welcomed Cullompton to the nest on an unseasonally warm afternoon.

The hosts were ready for another tough game against last year’s league winners and from the kick-off showed their determination.

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For the first 15 minutes, play was mainly in the middle of the park with forays by both teams into the 22s, but neither team could break through as both defences were solid.

Then Cullompton managed to break the Hornettes’ defence to score out wide to make the half-time score 5-0 to the visitors.

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In the second half, Hornettes worked hard and made their way into Cullompton’s 22 on several occasions, one of which saw full-back Lou Watson come into the line at pace and take the ball up the wing and cross in the corner. The try was disallowed as Watson’s foot had gone into touch five metres out.

Hornettes kept up the pressure and spent the last 10 minutes of the game in the visitors 22, but were unable to turn pressure into points.

This was a huge improvement on the previous meeting and a great team performance. Back of the match was Beth Ryall and the forward of the match was Donna Janes.

Congratulations go to Hornettes players Leann Elkins and Kerianne Williams who joined their team mates Julie Hill, M-J Jenkins and Sinead Boys in the Somerset team who beat Berkshire 53-5 at Bridgwater.

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