Dominant Hornets take Camborne’s home record
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A dominant display by Hornets saw them take Camborne’s two-year unbeaten home record.
Hornets 34 pts
Camborne 17 pts
HORNETS travelled to Camborne and put in their best performance of the season to take Camborne’s two-year unbeaten home record.
In doing so, they climbed one place up the table to fourth and significantly closed the gap on the two top placed teams, Cleve and St Austell, who both suffered unexpected defeats.
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Hornets were able to strengthen their starting line-up with the return from injury of Joe Gadd in the centre and this season’s stand-out forward Littlewood.
With the long trip being managed well by the back room staff, Hornets started well. The forwards were in dominant mood and the first try came from a driving maul ending in Chase touching down in typical fashion.
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Camborne looked to get back in the game, but Hornets were also in dominant mood defensively. The hosts were continuously pushed backwards by the aggressive defence, Cheeseborough and Littlewood setting a high standard from their positions in the back row and this being backed up across the back line.
This defence led to the next try, Jack Gadd putting in a monster hit which dislodged the ball from his victim. Jones pounced on the loose ball and ran in to score from 50 metres.
With the score at 12-3, Hornets suffered a minor set back when reduced to 14 men following a yellow card for Chase.
The front five forwards were now grinding their opposition down. The Camborne scrum surrendered and the line-out was providing clean ball at will.
With the forwards securing regular safe ball, Disney was able to pick and go to score the third try and shortly after Jones crashed over from a first phase move to secure a bonus point try.
Bradley then got in on the act. First phase possession again proving enough for the Hornets’ backs to break the line and Bradley running in a 50-metre score to secure a tremendous and well-deserved victory.
This really can be described as a game won by the strong Hornets pack, Cheeseborough warranting special mention for his work rate throughout the afternoon.
The scoreline was decided by the backs who given space and clean ball, were able to ensure a comfortable margin of victory.
With the home supporters complimentary of the Hornets’ squad to the extent that they said they had been beaten by the strongest visiting team for the last three seasons, Hornets need to really start believing that this side has a bright future ahead.
With two more tricky games to come before Christmas, starting with Cullompton at The Nest on Saturday, the squad must ensure they keep up the hard work and keep focused to avoid any careless slip-ups.