Hornettes well beaten on the travels

PUBLISHED: 09:33 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:33 08 December 2017

Rugby ball.

Rugby ball.

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Hornettes Ladies were emphatically beaten by their hosts Gordano.

Gordano Ladies 62 pts

Hornettes Ladies 10 pts

Hornettes Ladies travelled up the M5 to Gordano for their latest game, but returned with a 62-10 defeat.

The team started brightly and managed to push the first scrum backwards. Good work by Kerrianne Williams and Sara Curtis led to Abbey Constable to run in the first try of the game.

Gordano replied within a couple of minutes to score in the corner. They nearly scored again, but for a 50-metre chase back by Emma Britton, but eventually the pressure told and Gordano scored from close range.

From the kick-off, the Hornettes pack put pressure on the receiver who had the ball ripped out of her grasp, with the ball quickly passed out the Britton to race in and level the scores at 10-10.

Later in the half, the Gordano back line exploited space to run in and score. Just before half-time, Hornettes had a flowing attack and got close to scoring, but the last pass was disrupted and the ball was collected by the Gordano centre who ran in from 65 metres to make the score 27-10 at the break.

Ten minutes into the second half, Hornettes were turned over at a ruck and the home side scored. At this point, Constable left the field through injury and Gordano used the extra player well and scored two more tries.

Hornettes remained one player short, but from an attacking scrum, Sara Curtis passed to Lily Edgar-Wilson, who kicked the ball upfield. Good work by Britton and Sinead Boys set up Sam Dowling to score.

Gordano came back with two further tries by exploiting the space and tiring Hornettes. Kelly Greatorex kept driving forward and helped by Williams, ran in a try from 20 metres, but the last score of the day went to Gordano.

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