Hornettes record a hard-fought victory

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Hornettes recorded a hard-fought victory over visitors Chipping Sodbury.

Hornettes 21 pts

Chipping Sodbury 0 pts

HORNETTES welcomed Chipping Sodbury and recorded a hard-fought victory.

From the initial kick-off, Hornettes put pressure onto Chipping Sodbury who struggled to clear their 22m area. Following several quick rucks, the visitors turned the ball over and kicked upfield to gain territory.

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The ball was collected on halfway by full-back Georgina Liddington, who skipped past the first defender and committed the next to the tackle, offloading to Charlotte Williams, who committed the last defender before passing to Kim Sweeting to score under the posts.

From the resulting re-start the Hornettes drove into the Chipping Sodbury half, but were unable to break through their defensive set-up. For the remainder of the half, Chipping Sodbury had the edge in the scrums and Hornettes edged in the line-outs.

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The second half saw Chipping Sodbury take the game to the hosts, they did more of the attacking for the first 20 minutes.

The defence held and eventually Hornettes began to gain some momentum. Abbey Constable took a crash ball on the 10-metre line and was high tackled. The referee indicated a penalty and the Sodbury defence relaxed for a moment, so Constable continued to charge up the pitch being hauled to the ground.

The ball reached Kerianne Williams who offloaded out wide to Liddington to hand off the cover tackler and score under the posts.

Hornettes were now applying pressure back onto Chipping Sodbury, who gave away a series of penalties. With the final move of the game, Williams got to within a metre of the line and timed her pass to Constable, who crashed over the line to score. Sara Curtis made it three conversions from three kicks and took the final score to 21-0.

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