Netherhall 15 pts v HORNETS 33 pts

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Saturday, 13th December 2008

An inauspicious start to the day when, for the first time this season we travelled with a couple of players short.  Domestic demands puts paid to the aspirations of some who were forced into Christmas shopping instead!

Netherhall fielded a strong XV and lent us a couple of lads to make up our team – the weakest of the season.  After twenty minutes it looked like being a long afternoon, as at that stage we were 15 pts to 3 pts in arrears, and given the circumstances that was hardly a surprise.

The response of the lads was positive, especially the Colts who had travelled with us, and Cugi our NZ scrum half on loan from the hosts.  He was probably the man of the match and ensured an ample supply of the ball, enabling us to recover in the second half to take the match by 15 pts to 33 pts.

Netherhall did not cede the game lightly.  The result may look flattering, but for long periods in the second half our backs were to the wall, so credit to the lads who kept the wall in place to ensure no breaches in the second half.

Scorers for Hornets:

Tries:

Franny Dixon (2)

Cugi (1)

Conversions:

Chris Kersop (3)

Penalties:

Chris Kersop (4)