Narrow derby victory for Hornets

Hornets Under-15s recorded a narrow derby victory over Burnham.

AFTER a few weeks without any rugby, Hornets Under-15s appreciated a hastily-arranged fixture against local rivals Burnham.

Hornets started with flair and aggression and some of the phases of play were of a high standard and free-flowing rugby was the result. Cocking with Fitzpatrick and Entwistle were solid in the scrum, which allowed the strong running back row of Coe, Mohide and Holyday to launch attacks.

A scrum on halfway saw Holyday link up with Solomon, who in turn returned the ball to Holyday. An infringement by Burnham saw a penalty awarded to Hornets, which was quickly taken by Thomas who dived over in the corner.

Another scrum just inside Burnham’s half and Solomon launched Keano and his backs into life. Quick hands by Feroughi and Blake Williams put Turner in space and his strong run got him close, another quick ruck and Holyday dived over, converted by Keano.

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Again Burnham came back at Hornets and this time they managed to breech the defence to score just before half-time.

After the break, Jim Constable was able to get his hands on the ball and some strong running got Hornets behind Burnham. Further carries by Cocking and Eades were held up just short but, Coe spotted the line and reached out to score a superb try.

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The game then ebbed and flowed until Burnham got another try to get within three points, but Hornets finished the scoring with a penalty by Humphris, to win the match 20-14.

Special mention to Adam Dover, who returned to the side for the first time this season.

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