Hornets pipped at the post

Hornets Under-14s were beaten by a last-minute try by Chew Valley.

HORNETS Under-14s took the short trip to local rivals Chew Valley in expectation of another hard-fought game.

Hornets started well, with the forwards, through Adam Dover and Jack Mohide, dictating the line-out and the rucks and mauls.

A scrum was awarded to Chew inside their 22, but the front row of Liam Fitzpatrick, Josh Entwistle and Thomas Cocking forced a turnover, and when Paddy Holyday picked up the ball a score was the result, converted by Jordan Humphris.

Chew came back and a couple of missed tackles allowed them to score. Hornets again worked their way upfield, good passing by the backs and strong runs by Bryn Turner and Spencer Coe, exposed Chew’s defence.

A penalty and kick for the corner, a perfect line-out and Holyday was once again in for a try, converted by Humphris.

The second half started badly for Hornets. As the game progressed, lack of match practice showed and too many missed tackles let Chew in and one final push scored in the corner right on full-time to win 15-14.

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Special mention to James Constable in his first game for Hornets and best wishes go to the Chew player who injured his arm.

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