Sevens outing for Hornettes

Hornettes ladies took part in a seven-a-side tournament at Minety.

HORNETTES ladies took part in the Minety RFC sevens tournament and gave a good account of themselves.

The ladies, who only had the bare seven, began the day in earnest against Miren, a combined team from Minety and Cirencester, boasting a current England player.

Hornettes scored first with Mj Jenkins using her pace to score out wide.

Next up was Abbey Constable with a storming run to cross under the posts, which Emma Small converted. Miren also scored two tries as Hornettes led 12-10 at the break.

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Second half tries by Constable, Kerianne Williams and Amy Clark took the final score was 24-19 to Hornettes, a fantastic first win which gave them confidence for the further three games.

The second game was against a Barbarian team, with Constable opening the scoring, closely followed by Jenkins. At half time Hornettes were 10-0 up, but the slope was against them in the second half and the Babas ran in three tries to make it 10-17.

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The third game was against Trojans, the eventual tournament winners, and by now Hornettes were tiring. The only Hornettes’ try came from Tanya Carver-Cox with a strong run from 25 metres, shrugging off several players on her way to scoring in the corner as they lost 5-17.

The final game against Supermarine was a superb effort from the team who were down to six, so borrowed a player. Hornettes made full use of playing downhill and scored three tries.

The first came from a great catch by Small, who kicked for Jenkins to chase and score out wide. The next came from Small who picked up from the base of a ruck and was driven over the line.

The third was from Constable, who was having an outstanding day. She stole a line-out ball and powered her way over the line.

Unfortunately, playing uphill in the second half was just too much for the now exhausted Hornettes and the final score was Hornettes 15, Supermarine 26.

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