National Cup victory for Hornets Colts

Hornets Colts gave a fine performance to beat Thornbury in the National Cup fourth round.

Hornets Colts 58 pts

Thornbury Colts 7 pts

HORNETS Colts finally put together a performance their potential suggests when they dispatched Thornbury 58-7 in the fourth round of the National Cup.

Sam Balkham opened the scoring with a wonderful try that saw Hornets build through the phases with patience. Nest favourite Johnny Xanh blasted in for Hornets’ second try after Craig Nicholls’ vision spotted a numerical advantage.

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Lewis Brake scored the first of his hat-trick of tries and Connor Davidson grabbed a try from a ruck near the goal line, with Colborne converting both tries. Davidson then set up Bailey Jackson for another try converted by Colborne.

The score was stretched to 36-0 when Jacob Swain was put clear from an attacking scrum.

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The second half saw numerous changes, but it was business as usual as Brake added two close-range tries to complete his hat-trick. Hornets’ next try was testament to the youngsters in the squad, good work by Matt Cates set up a try for Tom Chenneour.

Hornets’ final try was scored by George Greatbanks, who was not going to be stopped from five metres out by a tiring Thornbury defence. Francis added the extras to complete the scoring, before Thornbury cross for a consolation try.

There were good performances by Colborne, Lewis, Balkham and Davidson, but Adam Thompson was the Kubix IT man of the match.

The game was also well officiated by Andy Parsons and his assistants, which always makes any game day more enjoyable for all involved.

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