Hornets’ youngsters enjoy two close matches at Yatton

Hornets Under-10s enjoyed two close matches against Yatton.

HORNETS Under-10s started the new year away to Yatton and enjoyed two close matches

Two games were played, the first was a close game with some good play by both teams, ending with Yatton just managing to win 5-4.

The second game was also very close, with the teams evenly matched, it made for a good game. Hornets took the lead with some strong play, but Yatton fought back with the game ending in a 4-4 draw.

The squad consisted of James, Robson, Sam C, Alfie, Roman, Tom, Ollie, Andon, Daniel, Jack, Louie, Charlie, Ellis, Corey, Archie, Alex and Sam.

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The Under-8s went en-masse to Yatton with a squad of 23 players and played three games.

With huge strides made before Christmas in terms of defence, focus swapped back to attack, which was demonstrated in abundance and despite the cold weather, all the players stuck to the task in hand and played well.

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With the continuing improving performance of the whole squad, the reverse fixture with Broad Plain on Sunday should be interesting to gauge the level of improvement so far this season.

The first Under-9 fixture of the new year saw a great turn out of players and families away at Yatton.

The teams were mixed up to ensure everyone got a run out and three games were played. Game one was won 7-2 by Hornets and set the tone. However, game two brought Yatton’s revenge with a score line of 14-6 in their favour.

The final game displayed some tired limbs on both sides, generating a very close game of 4-3 to Yatton

After a long lay-off, the Under-15s were back in action against Thornbury and they ran out 49-7 winners.

Hornets struck first when solid defence by Blake Williams and Feroughi forced a turnover and Eades broke through to score. Thornbury then had a line-out stolen and Richardson found space and put Holyday through to touch down.

From the restart, Francis gathered the ball then the backs spun good ball and Constable and Dolcezza linked well and after another ruck, Cocking found some space to dive over. Soon after, Solomon scored another try.

The second half saw Tanner, Mohide, Coe and Higgins all give fine performances. Francis was next to score when he surged over for a great individual try.

From the restart, Jim Constable launched an attack. When he got held up, the ball was quickly recycled and Turner set up Richardson to touch down.

Thornbury to their credit did not give up and scored a consolation try. Hornets hit back when Holyday set up Eades for his second try. Keane Williams converted six of the tries and Humphris one.

Special mention to Keane Williams, whose goal kicking was flawless.

AFTER a long lay-off, Winscombe Under-15s struggled to get going against Old Bristolians.

Old Bristolians took advantage of Winscombe’s slow start and immediately and scored two quick tries. Good play by Joe Duran, Connor Wall, Thomas Amer and George Harrison saw them make good ground, but OBs broke out to score a third try.

Winscombe were on the back foot and good defence by Wall and Patrick Merryfield kept OBs at bay, but they crossed for a fourth try before the break.

The second half saw Winscombe on the back foot once again, with OBs putting Winscombe under pressure from the start and going over for a try soon after. Winscombe put up very little opposition as OBs ran through for another two tries to make the final score 0-37.

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