Hornets ran out comfortable winners in this national Colts Cup game and one that the home side would rather forget.
Hornets first score came from an outrageous dummy completely bought by the defence after four minutes, when Bridgwater were penalised on halfway for dangerous play.
Already Hornets were showing their intent with a major part of their tactics off-loading in the tackle working extremely well. There were relatively few rucks and plenty of possession for them as a result and Bridgwater were constantly stretched. This tactic plus poor tackling led to their second try after 27 minutes shortly after a penalty attempt drifted wide for Bridgwater.
Bridgwater’s sustained pressure before half time should have led to points but ended with a knock on, a clearance kick, a turned over lineout and a further try for the visitors, Again off-loading and missed tackling played a major part.
Half time came and went and although Bridgy stepped up the tackle rate without the ball you can’t score, and very rarely did it get to or past inside Centre.
All credit to the visitors who scored a further two tries and deserved their win.
Bridgwater contributed massively to their loss through a series of poor tackles and failure to deal with the visitors off load game and incisive running, and they now play in the National Colts Plate on a date yet to be announced.
Match report by Ray Dickinson