Hornets win their own tournament

Hornets triumphed in their own pre-season tournament, beating Cobham in the final.

HORNETS won its own pre-season tournament at Hutton Moor on Saturday after seeing off challenges from Earlsdon of Coventry and then Cobham of Surrey in the final.

Hornets started the day drawn against Earlsdon and after a scoreless first period kicked into gear to score five unanswered tries through Middlemiss, Bradley, Vinnicombe, Wheller and Francis with four conversions a final score of 33-0 was recorded.

In the final, Hornets knew they were going to have to work hard as Cobham had easily dispatched a weak Taunton 2nds team 55-0 in their opening game.

Hornets’ forwards soon gained the upper hand and the backline where thriving on the quick ball. Before long, Wheller helped himself to a brace of tries.

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In the second half, Disney scored from a quickly taken penalty before Sheridan put the icing on the cake with a superb try following great work by Ferreday and Nash.

This was another promising performance from the Hornets in which the backs looked dangerous in attack and rock solid in defence where Cornish, Bradley and Middlemiss excelled.

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If the forwards can bring their line-out up to scratch with their scrummaging and general play, this Hornets side could surprise a few in their new league this year.

Player of the tournament was awarded to Fereday, who was pushed hard by Cornish and Holland, while it was nice to see youngsters Cox and Collings making their senior debuts.

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