Hornets Colts claim fourth successive county title

Hornets Colts in action.

Hornets Colts in action. - Credit: Archant

Hornets Colts won their fourth successive county title with an emphatic victory over Wells.

Hornets 87 pts

Wells 19 pts

IN their last competitive game together, Hornets Colts won their fourth successive county title with an emphatic 17-try 87-19 win over Wells.

John Xanh opened Hornets’ account, soon followed by Adam Francis. Full-back Sam Balkham then scored two-range efforts to take Hornets 22 points clear with just nine minutes on the clock.

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Craig Nicholls was next over the whitewash before Balkham completed his hat-trick after Connor Davidson’s long pass. No 8 Lewis Brake scored Hornets’ seventh try and Sam Lewis got on the scoresheet just before half-time to make it 42-0.

After the break, Wells were first on the board with a converted try. Back came Hornets with another try, this time for George Greatbanks. Alex Colborne was next to score, set up by Ben Reseigh.

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Wells struck again with an interception try, but Xanh added his second try to make the score 57-12. Wells scored another converted try before Francis added his second of the afternoon, before Monty Kelly dotted down a try.

Replacement wing George Lavallin scored a trademark 50-metre try after a smart midfield move involving man of the match Colborne and Danny Bailey. Curtis Langdon burst clear on halfway after Kieran Ward’s clever offload to sprint in for a great try before Francis strolled clear for his hat-trick score.

Langdon scored a fine try, beating several defenders on a long run to score Hornets’ 17th try and make the score 87-19.

Squad: Baker, Ward, Reseigh, Greatbanks, Jackson, Thompson, Howe, Brake, Davidson, Nicholls, Lewis, Colborne (c), Francis, Xanh, Balkham, Massey, Perkins, Kelly, Ogden, Langdon, Cates, Bailey, Lavallin.

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