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News Archive > Sport > Handy victory leaves Hornets buzzing

Handy victory leaves Hornets buzzing

By Tom Howe 13th December 2017

Handy victory leaves Hornets buzzing
FACE OFF: Newquay and Cornwall U18s star Josh Mares fends off a challenge during the Hornets’ win over St Austell on Saturday

NEWQUAY Hornets entertained a very strong St Austell 2nd XV on Saturday, working well together despite finding themselves under the cosh for a large part of the friendly game.

St Austell pressed hard during the first-half and turned around 6-13 up before going on to control the first quarter of the second-half. The young Hornets side continued to graft and it was their fitness and speed that started to wear down the visiting side.

Hornets hooker Chesney King broke the stalemate with the first Hornets try, before young prop Alex Bembo crashed through for the second and then Aaron McPhearson, who was outstanding all game, broke through the middle to score try number three.

King completed his fine game by out sprinting the St Austell winger to score his second. Kyle Plummer added two conversions and two penalties to end the game 30-13.

The next game at the Sports Centre is on Boxing Day where the Hornets 1st XV will be facing a Chairman's Select XV, kick off is scheduled for 11am.

By Tom Howe 13th December 2017

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