Hornettes rack up nine tries

PUBLISHED: 09:19 07 January 2011

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HORNETTES Ladies rugby team had a happy start to the New Year with a great away win at North Dorset, racking up nine tries in this friendly.

HORNETTES Ladies rugby team had a happy start to the New Year with a great away win at North Dorset, racking up nine tries in this friendly.

Within minutes of the whistle winger Laura ‘Sid’ Clarke scampered in from 25 metres to score the first of her hat-trick. Sara Curtis converted.

From the re-start, the visitors were straight back into North Dorset’s half and with some great off loading in the tackling and support play, Hornettes were into the 22 and centre Leann Elkins scored. Minutes later Elkins scored an almost identical try.

The next try came from Lou Watson who replaced Sam Wyatt on the wing and she scored in the corner. Hornettes were on a roll and the re-start saw Clarke use her pace down the wing to score her second try.

North Dorset then had a passage of good play which saw them make their way into the visitor’s half, but it was all too brief as the half time whistle went with Hornettes leading 27-0.

Hornettes started the second half as they ended the first with the now familiar sight of Clarke racing down the wing and under the post for her final try. Curtis converted.

North Dorset didn’t let their heads drop, but Hornettes kept the ball in hand and after a few minutes scrum-half Kerianne Williams tore down the wing for another converted try.

Try eight was scored by No 8 Keri Kennedy blasting off the back of a scrum 40 metres out to score under the posts. Curtis again converted taking her tally to eight points. The final try came from fly-half M-J Jenkins taking the final score to 53-0.

Special mention to three players who only picked up a rugby ball five weeks ago, Lou Findlay, Sam Wyatt and Claire Hixson. Back of the match was Kerianne Williams and the forward of the match was Claire Hixson.

Any ladies aged 18 or over interested in joining Hornettes should ring Tanya Carver-Cox on 079323 20966 or Jenny Cockayne on 077177 90838.

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