Hornets remain in relegation trouble after latest defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:01 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:01 13 December 2017

Hornets v Camborne.

Hornets v Camborne.

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Hornets remain rooted to the bottom of the South West Premier League following their latest defeat.

Hornets 22 pts

Camborne 28 pts

After a well-supported festive lunch, the Hornets faithful were hopeful they would witness a much-needed victory to help the first team climb away from the relegation zone.

Unfortunately, this was not to be the case as Camborne came out of the blocks far quicker than the home side and quickly established a 13-3 lead.

Roared on by the home support, Hornets worked their way back into the game and were rewarded with a fine individual try by Danny Bailey, converted by Charlie Carter, who had earlier kicked a penalty goal.

Hornets were now back into the game and when Nick Somers went over in the corner, the home side led 15-13 at the interval.

However, Hornets’ inability to turn a number of excellent attacking positions into points was to cost them dear as Camborne retook the lead courtesy of a fine individual try from their full-back, which was converted to give the visitors a five-point cushion.

Once again Hornets retook the lead following a flowing move instigated by prop forward Sonny Haines and finished off by scrum-half Sean Disney.

Now leading 22-20 going into the last 15 minutes, disaster struck with Disney having to leave the field with a nasty looking leg injury.

Camborne were then awarded a controversial try in the corner and following a further penalty, the final whistle was blown.

In hindsight, Hornets’ inability to turn pressure into points cost them the game.

A tough game away to league leaders Dings Crusaders on Saturday beckons and following the Christmas break, a good start to the New Year is essential to avoid relegation.

A couple of new signings and a more positive attitude will hopefully turn the club’s season around.

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