Hornettes record a comfortable victory over Westbury

Hornettes ladies recorded a comfortable victory over Westbury.

Hornettes Ladies 55 pts

Westbury Ladies 7 pts

HORNETTES ladies welcomed Westbury to the Nest and recorded a comfortable 55-7 victory.

Hornettes made the initial breakthrough from a scrum where the ball was moved out quickly to fly-half MJ Jenkins to score under the posts, converted by Emma Small. From a Westbury line-out, Hornettes managed to disrupt the attack and Beth Ryall collected a loose ball and ran in to score from 30 metres, Emily Pearce kicking the conversion.


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Hornettes played the next few minutes with 14 players due to a yellow card given to Georgina Liddington. The team defended well during this period and when back to 15 players, good work by Kim Sweeting and Beth Ryall set up Liddington to score in the corner to make the half-time score 19-0.

At the start of the second half, Hornettes pack took one against the head on a Westbury scrum, scrum-half Kerianne Williams attacked down the blind side before offloading to MJ Jenkins, who scored under the posts.

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Straight from the kick-off, the ball went to captain Abbey Constable, who went on one of her powerful runs before setting up Williams to touch down. From the restart, the ball did not go the required 10 metres, Hornettes took the scrum option and quick ball saw Amy Atree run in from 50 metres to score in the corner.

The restart was collected by Sam Dowling, who drove forward passing to Beth Ryall, who broke the line and offloaded to Liddington, who handed off the last defender and ran in under the posts.

Hornettes continued to attack the Westbury line and managed to create an overlap, allowing Atree to drive over from short range. Liddington scored the last try by picking up a ball at the base of a ruck and diving over the line. Small converted four of these tries.

The last play of the game saw Westbury drive forward and eventually maul their way over the line, taking the final score to 55-7.

Anyone wishing to play for the Hornettes, please contact Emma on 07557 967257 or e-mail Emma on hornettesladies@gmail.com

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