Development side keep unbeaten record

Hornets Development XV returned from Wiveliscombe with a narrow victory to keep their unbeaten record intact.

Wiveliscombe 14 pts

Hornets Development XV 17 pts

THE Hornets Development team travelled to Wiveliscombe and made it two wins from two in the league.

The deadlock was eventually broken when Hornets spread the ball to Jacob Swain to score, converted by Kieran Hill. Wiveliscombe drew level with an interception try and conversion.

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With half-time approaching, Hornets were able to gain good field position and the ball reached debutant Seb Harris, who scored in the corner.

The second half started with Wiveliscombe playing down the slope and piling on the pressure, but Adam Francis was able to turn the ball over and sprint clear, only to be brought down just short of the line.

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Luckily, Adam Vaughan was on hand to take an offload and score. With the conversion missed the score was 7-17 to Hornets.

Wiveliscombe came back into the match with the final try making it 14-17 and a tense finish was on the cards. The game was eventually finished when full-back Stuart Vinnicombe gained a penalty and kicked for touch to finish the match.

The players showed some excellent character in the second half, with a special mention to Matthew Vaughan on the flank.

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