Hornets boys reach Somerset Cup final


Hornets Under-15s reached the Somerset Cup final with a late try by Quentin Querl.

Hornets Under-15s left it late to secure their place in the Somerset Cup final, with a try by Quentin Querl in the dying minutes.

They hosted Bath in the semi final in near perfect conditions. Bath started strongly, but Hornets’ defence stood firm with some great tackles from Rhys Clarke, Will Durston, Matt Ogborne and Jacob Johnson.

Hornets opened the scoring against the run of play. Quentin Querl chased a clearance kick and collected an awkward bounce that wrong-footed the Bath full-back and ran in unopposed, the conversion was added by Charlie Fairhurst. Bath replied with a penalty to narrow the deficit.

Turning round 7-3 up at half-time, Bath soon took the lead with a well-worked try in the corner. Hornets started to gain more possession with some great work at the breakdown by Nathan Langdon, Jack Swain, Cort Carpenter and Tom Howling.

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This time it was the visitors’ defence that stood strong and with 10 minutes to go they broke away to score a converted try for an eight-point lead.

With time running out, Hornets were awarded numerous penalties which they kept opting to run before Luke scored.

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After the restart, Hornets made good progress with the back row of Josh Edwards, Harry Williams and Ayden Chenoweth all carrying the ball well, while Bradley Lucas supplied the ball carriers with quick ball.

From a penalty on their own 22, prop Will Bailey made excellent ground to draw the opposing winger and passed to Querl, who ran in from halfway and dived over in the corner to score the winning try.

Thanks go to the mini section for cheering both sets of players onto the pitch and also the senior players who acted as water boys etc.

Weston Under-7s put out a strong side with two new team members to support against Chew Valley.

Chew were quick off the mark and scored two tries, while the Weston defence of Dillon Drinkwater and Harry Hansen halted an onslaught of attacks.

This enabled Triston Kitson to use his pace and start the points scoring for Weston with some quick breaks. He was supported by Frankie Moore, who added to the scoreline.

New to the team, Jack got his first try in a great debut performance. Dillon was impressive, while player of the match went to Megan Craddy who scored a fantastic try.

In the second game, Weston displayed some great attacking skills, with Ed Hodge adding eight tries to the scoreline.

Jeffrey, new to the team, was quick to assist and made some blistering runs to support. Freddie Caple, again new to the team was impressive in defence and secured some great tags.

Jacob Rumble and Hayden Board linked up well with both scoring multiple tries. This was only achievable with some great support play from Thomas Shirlow. Player of the match went to Lucas Mitchell-Creaney, who scored some fantastic tries.

If you would like to get involved in rugby, please contact Gary Moore on 07811 446151.

A bright and breezy morning saw the Under-8s entertain Chew Valley in five matches.

In the first match, Chew took an early lead, but Weston fought back well with Oliver Morgan and Joshua Kaschek both scoring a brace of tries to help the home side win 7-5.

In match two, too many handling errors helped Chew score seven tries and despite some valiant defensive work from the whole team and a hat-trick from Cooper Boyd and one from Abi Brown, Chew won 7-4.

Match three saw Weston turn on the style. Corey Morrissey and Kaschek both scored two tries each and Sam Bishop, Samuel Morgan and Charlie Calcutt all scored a try apiece as Weston ran out 7-3 winners.

Match four saw another hat-trick for Cooper as he continued to show his team the way. Lissy Rogerson and Abi both ran well and were rewarded with a try each, while Will Stiddard also crossed the line for an excellent try.

Joly Gaulton and Ashleigh Truscott showed great pace throughout and the two teams exchanged tries, but it was Weston who ran out worthy 6-5 winners.

In the final match, Weston continued their great defensive display. Despite a busy morning’s rugby, they continued to run hard at the opposition and tries from Charlie, Corey and both Sams, saw Weston win 4-3.

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