Hornets Colts reach Somerset County Cup final

Hornets Colts reached the county cup final with a 11-try rout of Chew Valley.

Hornets Colts 57 pts

Chew Valley 5 pts

HORNETS Colts ran in 11 tries against Chew Valley in the county cup semi-final and ran out comfortable winners.

Craig Nicholls scored Hornets’ first two tries as the pacy outside-half started the game in fine form, finding gaps in the Chew defence. Powerful prop and birthday boy Connor Baker was next to score when he shrugged off several defenders on a long run to the line.

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Sam Balkham stretched Hornets’ lead with a try and Alex Colborne added a first-half double after working hard to support two flowing attacks.

The second half saw Hornets ring the changes, but their rhythm was not interrupted as Sam Lewis and Johnny Xanh scored tries. Lewis Brake crossed the line before Chew hit back with a fine try of their own.

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Kieran Ward’s 90-metre break following an audacious wrap around move on his own try line handed Hornets’ other birthday boy and man of the match Adam Francis a try. Ward conjured up another majestic pass to send young Byron Marriott away for Hornets’ final try.

This was a good performance by Hornets, who will now face the winner of Wells and Keynsham in the final to be played on April 13.

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