Hornets Colts gain a bonus point victory
PUBLISHED: 09:25 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:25 07 October 2016
Hornets Colts defeated Gordano in the league and gained a bonus point.
Hornets Colts welcomed Gordano to a sparkling Nest in their latest league game and were rewarded for their efforts with another bonus point win.
The game was played with uncontested scrums due to Gordano not having any experienced props, which took a little bit of bite out of the game.
After early Hornets pressure, they were awarded a penalty in front of the posts and Humphris duly kicked the points. From the restart, Hancock received the kick and set off a series of phases as Meaghan, Middleton and Eades gained territory and a loose ball was gathered by Holyday to crash over, converted by Humphris.
Although Hornets were putting pressure on their visitors, they could not break through and right on half-time Gordano seized their opportunity to score.
In the second half, Brooks delivered the perfect line-out to Miell to gather and with the aid of his pack, pushed Gordano over the line with Miell scoring his first try for his new club, converted by Humphris.
Gordano had some good ball of their own and they were rewarded with a penalty.
Hornets reacted well another line-out, this time delivered by Hancock and Miell collected and fed Holyday on a crash ball and the centre was over, converted by Humphris.
Again Gordano bounced back with a fine individual try by their fly-half. Hornets stepped up and Keane Williams crashed through the middle and provided quick ruck ball along the line for Forster to score the bonus point try to make the final score Hornets 29, Gordano 15.
Another good win keeps Hornets clear at the top of the league, but they now have two big games coming up as they now enter cup competitions. The first is the National Colts Cup on Sunday against Reading Abbey at home, before they play Keynsham at home the following week in the Somerset Cup.