Controlled performance from Hornets earns four points

PUBLISHED: 15:59 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 26 September 2018

Hornets rugby v Bridgwater,
08,9,18

Hornets rugby v Bridgwater, 08,9,18

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Hornets came back from Cullompton with four points, thanks to an excellent performance in the rain.

Cullompton 6 pts

Hornets 23 pts

The conditions were more like mid-winter than September, but Hornets will be pleased to return from Devon with four valuable points from an away win.

First half tries from Danny Bailey and Ross Cheeseborough, with one conversion from Charlie Carter, gave Hornets a 6-12 lead at the break, despite at times trying to play rugby that was too adventurous for the conditions.

The second half saw Hornets take a more controlled approach and they were able to extend their lead by full time to 23-6, all the points coming from Carter, through a try, a conversion and two penalties.

Hornets will be pleased with the result, but will have to look to improve further ahead of Saturday when league newcomers Devonport Services visit The Nest. Devonport are currently on a good run having registered three wins on the bounce including a one-point victory over Bridgwater last weekend.

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