Hornets defeated in high-scoring encounter
PUBLISHED: 09:52 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 November 2017
Hornets were defeated by second-placed Newton Abbot in a high-scoring encounter at The Nest.
Hornets 32 pts
Newton Abbot 54 pts
Hornets gave a good account of themselves against second in the table Newton Abbot, before the visitors ran in five second half tries.
Matching the Devonians point-for-point in the first half, the visitors eventually pulled away in the second half to win 54-32.
First half tries from Charlie Carter (2), Bailey and Jackson, with two conversions and a penalty from Carter held the visitors to 25-25 at the break.
Scrum-half Oscar James crossed over the line early in the second half, converted by Carter, to go 32-25 up, but Newton Abbot scored five unanswered tries, including a 95-yard dash from their own tryline to run out comfortable winners.