Colts enjoy comprehensive derby victory on new pitch

PUBLISHED: 09:40 20 January 2017

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Hornets Colts enjoyed a comprehensive victory over close neighbours Weston on the new artificial pitch.

Hornets Colts welcomed nearest neighbours Weston to the Nest for a friendly fixture, which coincided with the official opening of the new pitch by the RFU.

Hornets started brightly and with a mix of ages, they started to dictate their own style of fast-flowing rugby in front of a huge crowd.

A turnover by Hitchens allowed the backs to pounce and Chamberlain was over. The pack were dominant, keeping to their task and putting Weston under huge pressure. A Weston line-out stolen by Miell and again the backs spun the ball in perfect conditions and Constable scored the next, converted by Humphris.

Oozing confidence, Hornets were beginning to take full control and after a chip forward by Humphris which was gathered by Francis, who passed to Constable to cross again.

Langdon’s first line-out was perfect and quality ball shipped along the excited back division and Holyday barged his way through. Parkman was next on the score sheet after a charge down and gather, converted by Humphris.

Humphris went on a mazy run of his own, but was stopped just short, but Francis was on hand to finish. Weston hit back and got a well-deserved try before half-time.

After the break, a Weston line-out was stolen again, this time by Hancock and the big flanker set off with would-be tacklers on his back. He was held just short before Haynes was on hand to cross in the corner.

With Weston tiring and Hornets enjoying themselves, Hancock swallow dived over under the posts, following another strong run, converted by Humphris. Then it was the turn of the Under-16s to show their ability.

Collins gathered a loose kick to make good ground and then Chenoweth picked the ball up to get the next score.

Hornets stole a ball against the head by Walters, Holyday standing in at 10 barrelled over, converted by Francis. Another scrum and another turnover and Holyday was over again, converted by Keano.

A penalty quickly taken by Holyday saw him over for his fourth, just before Constable completed his hat-trick from another line-out, converted by Humphris for a final score of 77-7.

Hornets would like to wish Mikey Brooks a speedy recovery as he was forced from the pitch with injury.

Hornets mini and junior sections would like to thank Worle Village Club for their generous donation of £1,000 towards kit for the players. The money will be used in supplying playing socks to every age group from Under-6s through to Colts. Ian Porter is seen presenting the cheque to the minis along with Ken Harvey of Worle Village Club.

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