Hornets win through in high-scoring cup match

PUBLISHED: 12:28 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 16 November 2018

Hornets v Lydney.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Hornets v Lydney. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Hornets defeated Midsomer Norton in a high-scoring Somerset Cup quarter-final tie.

Midsomer Norton 41 pts

Hornets 58 pts

Hornets travelled to Midsomer Norton for the quarter-final of the Somerset Cup and after a high-scoring and entertaining game, successfully find themselves in the semi-finals.

Midsomer Norton who are enjoying a successful season in Western Counties North, one division below Hornets, were always going to provide a stern test, and so it proved with the home side, and their impressive pack, leading for large parts of the match.

However, the experience, pace and clinical finishing of the Hornets backs ultimately proved to be the difference between the two sides, with Charlie Carter running in four tries, Danny Bailey scoring a second half hat-trick and Joe Gadd scoring Hornets’ eighth try to insure the South West One side progress to the semi-finals.

At the end of the game, backs coach Jack Gadd was pleased that everyone registered the six first phase tries scored by the backs and stressed the importance of having a strong platform provided by the forwards to enable Hornets to play their open attacking style of rugby.

Next week sees a return to league action when Hornets travel to Newent with the aim of consolidating their third place in the league.

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