Solid start for Hornets youngsters

JUNIOR RUGBY : Hornets V Clevedon U14's.

JUNIOR RUGBY : Hornets V Clevedon U14's. - Credit: Archant

Hornets Under-15s got the new season off to a good start with a 38-17 victory at North Bristol.

HORNETS Under-15s travelled to North Bristol and came away with a 38-17 victory.

Hornets, through their front row of props Callum Tanner and Liam Fitzpatrick, put pressure on North’s ball and a trademark pick-up and drive by Paddy Holyday opened the scoring.

Bristol hit back with a try before good line-out work by Parkman got Hornets into North territory. They used a move straight off the training pitch when Holyday fed Solomon, who in turn put Turner through to score.

Again North replied with a try, but Holyday seized a loose ball and surged upfield and slipped the ball to Jack Mohide to score.

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After the break, Bristol scored again to equalise. A solid line-out by Cocking and with a tap back by Parkman, Solomon made a break before setting up Holyday to score under the posts.

A scorching run by Turner provided quick ball for Blake Williams and Aryan Feroughi to put Jim Constable in for a try. Hornets scored the final try when Cocking dived over. Keano converted three of the tries.

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After an excellent training game against Frampton Cotterell, the Under-13s started their competitive season against arch rivals Keynsham.

A well-worked passage of play incorporating both forwards and backs saw fly-half Tom Cattermole release Fairhurst and Collins to deliver a try scoring pass for Quentin, converted by Fairhurst.

Keynsham were soon back in the game when they scored a try, before Hornets extended their lead with a try from Chenoweth. Keynsham scored again before Quentin was again the recipient of good handling in the backs.

Hornets extended their lead with Chenoweth’s second from close range. Keynsham came back into the game with an excellent try.

At 22-15, the game was delicately poised, but Hornets kept Keynsham in their own 22 area and marked their first full 15-a-side game with victory.

Owen Brake was named the man of the match.

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