Newquay Hornets 19, Chairman’s XV 41

 

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Hornets match action

By Beth Perry 2nd January 2019

Hornets match action
Photo: Chris Cox

Newquay Hornets 19, Chairman’s XV 41

 

The sun shone and a good crowd turned out to watch the traditional festive rugby at the Sports Centre on Boxing Day morning. 

Despite the Christmas excess, both sides gave the spectators one of the most entertaining matches in recent years.

The Club matched the Chairman’s XV in the first quarter, but the experience and pace of their opponents told after 20 minutes. They ran in two converted tries within as many minutes to go into the interval 0-14 up.

The halftime break seemed to revitalise both sides and six tries were scored in the third quarter. The Chairman’s side built on their score with three but the Club looked like challenging their opponents with three of their own, to bring the score back to 19-31. 

With nine replacements available to the Chairman’s fifteen it allowed them to make the best use of their more mature stars and they came back with a late flourish to score two more tries to make it 19-41.

There was a penalty try for the Club with Kyle Plummer and Todd Spencer also grabbing one each, with Plummer and Cody Hill converting. 

For the Chairman’s XV, Dan Johns scored two tries, Craig Daniels, Ryan Johns, Marc Richards, Syd Simcock, and Ollie Yelland got one apiece while two were converted by Liam Freeman and one by Ryan Johns.

After all had retired to the bar, Chairman’s captain Dan Johns accepted the Steve Taylor Cup from Hornets’ President, Chris Davies and Man of the Match, Hornets’ Chesney King, received the Dominic Swanson Cup from his sister Rosalyn. 

Club chairman Rod Jackson thanked the members of his team for turning out. He also thanked the families and friends for coming along and said it was ‘always encouraging to see Hornets returning to support the Club at Christmas and renew old friendships’.

League fixtures resume on Saturday, January 5 2019, when Illogan Park are the visitors to the Sports Centre. Meanwhile, the Hornets are looking forward to another big match as they have been drawn away to Dartmouth in the next round of the RFU National Junior Vase on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

By Beth Perry 2nd January 2019

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