Frampton take the sting out of Hornets

HORNETS Under-12s travelled to Frampton and came up against a ferocious side.

HORNETS Under-12s travelled to Frampton and came up against a ferocious side.

The game started at a fierce pace, both sides intent on playing aggressive rugby. The forwards were winning good ball and direct running by Liam Fitzpatrick and Brandon Robinson supplied quick ball for the backs to exploit

The game ebbed and flowed and a good surge by Frampton saw them score. This rattled the Hornets and good line breaks by Thomas Cocking, Jordan Humphris and Blake Williams ensured the Hornets had good territory.

A scrum on Frampton’s line and pressure from Adam Dover, Josh Entwistle and Callam Tanner secured good ball and Bryn Solomon powered over for a great team and individual try, converted by Jordan.

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After the break, the game went downhill fast. Hornets did their best to keep going, but a breakaway try by Frampton put them in front and they held on to win 12-7.

This local derby closely won by Hornets Under-16s. The Hornets pack dominated and they were unlucky not to be more than five points up at half-time after a Louis Zymiacos try after good work by scrum-half Charlie Carter.

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After the break, Conner Morse was outstanding, but Winscombe came back and against the run of play took the lead with a converted try. This spurred Hornets on and Lee O’Dea had a try disallowed.

With the Hornets’ pack driving well, Zymiacos dived over for his and Hornets second try of the match, sealing the win in this local derby 10-7.

There were good performances from Charlie Carter, Louis Zymiacos, Carl Cox, Anthony Groves and man of the match Conner Morse.

The Under-10s travelled to play Frampton Cotterell and were happy to find the hosts with a large squad to match the Hornets numbers.

The first team to take the field found Frampton to be well drilled and organised opposition. Although Hornets moved the ball better they were rucked off the ball on numerous occasions resulting in Frampton taking the lead.

Hornets equalled the score just before half-time when Bradley Lucas produced an outstanding offload to the supporting Lockie Carver-Cox, who finished well.

A new team from both clubs competed in the second quarter and the resulting performance was similar to the first. Hornets broke the deadlock with Jack Weaving popped a pass to Oscar Browne who drove over the line to put them one score in front.

The third quarter saw the return of the starting teams and again saw a closely fought encounter with Frampton scoring the only try to level the scores once more.

It was all change again for the final quarter. Hornets ran and passed tirelessly producing two excellent tries for Luke Collins and Ewan McComisky to end the game 20-15 in Hornets’ favour.

Well done to the whole squad of Lois Bird, Kyle Goodwin, Eddie Williams, Conner Hill, Oscar Browne, Reece Clarke, Tom Cattermole, Joe Frost, Luke Collins, Bradley Lucas, Nathan Langdon, Owen Brake, Ewan McComisky, Sebastian Wood, Ethan Loveridge, Lockie Carver-Cox, Jack Weaving and Charlie Fairhurst.

WESTON Under-8s played host to Wells and the day ended with honours even.

In the first game, the pace of Wells proved too great for Weston who were never ahead. Two early tries from Alfie Calcott kept the home side in touch and good support play from Louis Hughes resulted in a try. Despite a good run and try from Jamie Edgar, the side were still behind at half-time.

The second half saw good support play from Matthew Shaw and Louis Satherley which helped keep the side in contention, but even three tries from Tom Burge couldn’t reduce the deficit and the away side ran out winners 9-7.

In the second match, the tables were turned as Weston found their form and tagged brilliantly to control the visiting side.

Lottie Dadds and Jackson Webb were both strong in defence, providing a platform for the speedy Alfie Calcott to bag five tries. It was however, very much a team effort as Ellie Redman and Oscar Tarry made valuable contributions in defence, whilst Edward Land and Jamie Edgar both showed great pace with ball in hand.

Lewis Underhill supported well and was unlucky not to score, whilst Dylan Way again showed great support play in scoring two tries. But the biggest smile of the day belonged to man of the match Oscar Tarry, who rounded off being captain for the day with his first try for his side, who were 8-6 winners.

The Under-10s lent Wells a number of players in true rugby spirit for both games. The teams battled well until Weston’s line-out provided a Jack Nicholds try, followed by Joe Harper scoring. Wells line held on until Harper scored his second assisted by Will Durston.

The second half saw great tackling by Durston and Reece White, as Harper scored his third. Weston’s team defence stood firm and Harper scored again. A darting run by Matthew Ogborne enabled a second for Nicholds and then Ryan Donnegan scored a deserved try for Wells. Final score was 7-1 to Weston.

The second game saw things level out with Wells scoring three early tries. In the second half Weston replied with great forward play by Josh Edwards and Daniel Harness as Joe Harper scored his first. Then Jack Schafer scored for Weston and Harper scored again on the whistle, ending the game at 4-3 to Wells.

The Under-7s entertained Wells and were looking for revenge after an earlier defeat.

Wells were the first to score, but Weston came back but spilled the ball. Wells capitalised and scored their second.

It was the turn of Weston to pick up a loose ball and opened their account with a try from George Nuttycombe and at the restart Luke Edwards, supported by Jacob Simpson, scored to take the tally to 2-2. Both sides continued to tag well and Wells were rewarded with a try just before half-time.

In the second half, Weston immediately scored with Danny Bamsey getting his first of the match and George Nuttycombe scoring again to take the level the score at 4-4. Edwards supported by Hew, scored again and Wells matched them with another try.

Weston pushed up with good passing for William Flavin to put one over. Both Bamsey and Nuttycombe were able to capitalise on great support play and each score again as the match ended 8-7 to Weston.

In the other game it was also tight with Weston being held to a draw. There were scores from Tom Collard, Tom Blyth, Finley, Riley Williams and Ben Crook supported by Sam, to finish with a score of 5-5

The Under-9s entertained Wells, who opened the scoring. Keelan Hodges Swales displayed some fine tackling as did Lewis Paterson, Hayden Main and Jack Press. Liam Horsnell scored the first and only try for Weston in the first of two games.

Taylor Kingston, captain Billy Howells and Oliver Krossman did some fine running to keep Wells at bay and Jack G showed what he was made of displaying great support play. Wells went on to win 3-1.

The second game saw Weston more determined and Lewis Paterson made some strong runs. Things were better in the second half with great tries by Liam Horsnell, Jack Press and Hayden Main. Good play by the whole team ensured the final score was 3-2 to Weston.

Man of the match was Jack Press, who will captain next week.

The Under-11s welcomed a useful and spirited Wells team to the Rec. Winning the toss and electing to play with the strong wind behind them, Wells scored a converted try.

This seemed to wake the home side, with powerful runs from props Jack Howard and George Bamsey testing the Wells defence and despite some great tackling, Howard charged over for Weston’s opening try to even the score.

Weston then began to get the upper hand and despite frequently losing the ball in contact, Weston added further first half tries from Eddie Davies and the impressive Josh Gardner to go in at half-time 21-7 in front.

The second half was much more one sided with Weston firmly in control, with Sam Kerrigan at scrum-half and lock Mitchell Bird having fine games.

Weston added three second half tries from Gardner and cousins George and Jim Bamsey to finish 42-14 victors, fly-half Archie Tilsley adding five conversions and George Bamsey one.

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