Hornets pipped by a point
PUBLISHED: 14:16 03 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:05 24 May 2010
Camborne 21 pts Hornets 20 pts ON a wet and windy day in Cornwall, Hornets played with the elements in the first half, but the swirling wind and heavy rain proved little advantage to either side. Camborne made a dream start and a well-organised line-out
Camborne 21 pts Hornets 20 ptsON a wet and windy day in Cornwall, Hornets played with the elements in the first half, but the swirling wind and heavy rain proved little advantage to either side.Camborne made a dream start and a well-organised line-out catch and drive saw Andrew go over for an unconverted try after only five minutes, but Hornets opened their acccount 10 minutes later with a 35-metre penalty by Mark Mansfield.Camborne kept up the pressure, but failed to capitalise and came away with only a David Mankee penalty for an offside infringement on 30 minutes.Minutes later, Hornets' Phil Edwards broke from a scrummage and slipped the pass inside to Mike Panoho, whose momentum took him over the line for Mansfield to convert.Camborne responded immediately when Nathan March went over following quick turnover ball and Mankee converted for a half-time lead of 15-13.The second half began with Camborne camped in the Hornets half for long periods, but came away only with a Mankee penalty in the 62nd minute.Hornets coach Johnny Gordon, who was forced to put himself among the replacements due to the club's large injury list, came on on 65 minutes and this lifted the team and after a spell of pressure, Edwards went over for a try and replacement James Cox added the extras with less than five minutes to play.Deep into injury time, Camborne were awarded a penalty which Mankee put over off the upright to win the game.