Development XV cross for nine tries

Hornets Development XV scored nine tries in their victory over Crewkerne.

Hornets Development XV 53 pts

Crewkerne 17 pts

HORNETS’ Development XV put together their best display so far this term in beating a decent Crewkerne outfit by nine tries to three at the Nest.

Hornets started brightly when Rousell’s pace took him clear after two minutes and he unselfishly fed the ball to winger Xanh, who scored at the posts for Griffiths to convert.

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Just two minutes later and the pacy full-back makes his second line break, but this time sending supporting centre Vaughan over the whitewash for a brilliant try that went unconverted.

A loose pass was hacked and the Crewkerne winger won the race to touch down for an unconverted try to make it 12-5 after eight minutes. Griffiths sprinted clear for Hornets’ third try, but failed to convert his score.

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There were further tries for Sheridan and Josh Hallett-Fairhurst, both converted by Dorrington, before Crewkerne scored a try just before half-time to make it 31-12.

After the break, Harris charged over from 30 metres out after Cates’ quickly taken penalty and Greatbanks touched down the sixth try, converted by Dorrington.

Sheppard powered over for a try after some quick thinking at another penalty, before Crewkerne grabbed a late consolation try to make the final score 53-17.

Ward’s line-out was impeccable and the back row of Nettleton, Smith and Baker were everywhere. Dorrington, Cates and Sheppard did a grand job of the half-back slots, while Sheridan and Rousell were constant threats to the Crewkerne defence, but the man of the match went to Adam Vaughan.

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