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14
NOV

Hornets U10's hosted Penzance on Sunday in mild but windy conditions at the Sports Centre. With both teams having large squads two games were played back to back with Newquay coming out on top overall five tries to three, but the commitment throughout from both teams was immense. Newquay used home turf advantage to pile on the early pressure with Sol Hawkins, Ewan Gilroy-Simpson and Ben Hunt putting in their usual gutsy performance. However it was the Pirates who made the most of two penalties in quick succession to counter attack and only a bone crunching tackle from Perran Heaman kept them at bay. There was numerous occasions when both teams were guilty of handling in the ruck and failing to release the ball when tackled and one such penalty allowed Newquay to go on the offensive once more. However with both sides evenly matched in size and strength the game ebbed and flowed in both directions. It took a moment of individual skill from a Pirates player to break the deadlock as he side stepped past two players before accelerating clear of the remaining Newquay defensive line to score. The Hornets swarmed back at them with the whole team involved in some excellent rucking and support play that saw Perran pushed out on as he looked to power through on the right. The play quickly switched direction and Ewan found himself denied as he was held up on the line. The resulting scrum saw Ethan Morgan pick up and dart forward before passing to Ewan who shrugged off the despairing attentions of two defenders to dive through and level the score. Penzance were making good use of the ball their forwards were winning in the ruck with excellent movement of the ball amongst the backs. Despite resolute tackling from Newquay they finally succumbed to the pressure as a handling error gave the Pirates a penalty which they used to finally break through and score. Newquay piled forward and the Pirates found themselves with their backs to their try line as Newquay looked to level but the whistle was to save them.

The second game followed the same pattern as the first with Newquay attacking from the offset with Evie Longworth, Arthur Bygrave and Lewis Edwards linking well. However once again Pirates made the break through as they collected from a line out close to the Newquay line and went through to score. The second half saw a Penzance attack stalled as strong tackling stopped their progression before the ball popped up to Lewis Hollings who was left with an uncontested sprint down the left wing to level. Moments later good counter rucking in the centre saw the ball regenerated to Newquay and the ball passed through the entire back line before Lewis doubled his tally. Newquay really had the bit between their teeth and more slick passing saw Evie cross in the corner only to be denied as they were pulled back for an injury to a Penzance player. Evie responded moments later with an excellent run through the middle only to be stopped just short of the line, but good support from Ethan Gill saw him on hand to collect the ball and cross to extend the lead. Penzance however were by no means out of the game and only a heroic tackle from Arthur Bygrave denied them a score. They piled on the pressure but a penalty to Newquay on their own try line saw Sam Dobbs power through to the half way line, pass to Arthur who shimmied past several players before being brought down. Strong support saw Newquay retain possession from the ruck and good use of the space out wide allowed Owen Pryor to show his pace as he crossed to score on the left.

1st player of the match - Sol Hawkins. consistently gives 100% 2nd : Robin Blackman, excellent game at scrum half.

Evan Pender also worthy of note in a great performance in his first ever game.

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