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Hornet's U11's travelled away to Saltash on Sunday and with both sides having healthy sized squads it was quickly agreed to play two games. The first half of the first game saw Newquay slow to get going, the early morning start to travel perhaps leaving some of them wishing they were still in bed. Despite that they were never unduly tested by Saltash. Having won the ball at a line out Ben Hunt and Ethan Morgan linked well to get the ball wide to the left wing but Lewis Hollings was bundled into touch short of the line. Saltash kept Newquay at bay and when awarded a penalty kicked clear to ease the pressure. Eddie Pearce made a great run out from defence before the ball was knocked on in the ruck that followed. On the attack once more some excellent rucking after a line out on the left saw Ethan Morgan pick up the ball and go over for the first try, which he then converted. Having been re-briefed by coach Jim Pearce at half time Newquay raised their game in the second half. Perran Heaman caught the Saltash kick at the restart before a determined, driving run through the middle. The forwards were now rucking well and winning more than their fair share of the scrums. Winning against the Saltash put in the backs then used their speed to get the ball wide for centre Sol Hawkins to go over and extend the lead. Not to be outdone the forwards went on the offensive once more, Perran, Ethan Reed and Jack Higginson driving forward to put Saltash on the back foot before Sam Dobbs wrong footed the Saltash defence cutting left to right through their line to score. With a win now a certainty Ethan Morgan kicked from deep in defence, and as Jack Higginson flattened the receiving defender the ball fell loose for fleet footed Arthur Bygrave to pick up and add to the tally. Final score Newquay 28 Saltash 0.

In the second game Saltash, with a near full fresh team went on the offensive. Gradually forcing Newquay back they eventually went over in the corner to take the lead. However, they were to rue missing the conversion. With Newquay having similarly forced their opponents back with some good rucking, a scrum close to the Saltash line saw quick thinking Ben Hunt pick up the ball and dart round on the blind side to force his way over. The try was converted by Ethan Morgan and despite Saltash's best efforts they didn't score again. Final score Newquay 7 Saltash 5.

Man of the Match: Sam Dobbs

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