Late tries save hosts from relegation

PUBLISHED: 17:25 02 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:12 24 May 2010

FOR the second season running, Exmouth have had to beat Hornets in the last game to avoid relegation. In a lack-lustre game, where Hornets were in front for most of the time, Exmouth ran in two late tries to secure their lea

Exmouth 22 pts Hornets 13 ptsFOR the second season running, Exmouth have had to beat Hornets in the last game to avoid relegation. In a lack-lustre game, where Hornets were in front for most of the time, Exmouth ran in two late tries to secure their league status.Hornets started well and on eight minutes, following a well-organised catch and drive, Chris Disney crossed for their only try of the game which Mark Mansfield converted.When Exmouth managed to get out of their own half on 35 minutes, Darren Legge was driven over from a rolling maul for an unconverted try, but straight from the restart, Hornets were awarded a penalty for offside and Mansfield stretched their lead to 10-5.Fifteen minutes into the second half, Mansfield added another penalty for handling in a ruck, but at this point Exmouth began to take control and from an overlap Mark Lee crossed for their second try on 65 minutes, but Andy Pyle was wide with the conversion attempt,With only 10 minutes left, it looked as if Hornets might just hang on, but the Exmouth pack were now dominant and with a catch and drive from a line-out, Darran Legge crossed for his second try and Andy Pyle converted, to put them in front 17-13.Exmouth were then awarded a penalty and Pyle hit the woodwork, but Exmouth grabbed the rebound, set up a rolling maul which drove Darren Legge over for his hat-trick in his final game before retirement. Andy Pile was again wide with the conversion attempt.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 17:18

A woman has died today (Wednesday) after she was hit by a van.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:13

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Weston were well beaen by Radstock in the Somerset Super League Darts.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston body builder with stage two cancer raised £1,000 for charity by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58

Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit to celebrate businesses and producers in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:57

Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker race took place on Weston beach with more than 2,000 runners taking part.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the Full Monty Cute, a hilly 10-mile course in South Somerset.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Trophies were presented to Weston Golf Club ladies at their annual dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston’s Grand Pier donated a six-foot Christmas tree to an adventure park to raise money for charity.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists