Hornets are buzzing again as ARL resumes PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Saturday, 26 June 2021

curtis teare try.pngAmateur rugby league burst back into action at the Hornet's Nest last night as Cumbria’s National Conference League sides started a regionalised competition.

Wath Brow and Kells were first into action and after a tight first-half it was the Hornets who emerged 16-4 winners.

Although obviously and understandably rusty after such along competitive lay-off, both sides gave their all with typical Cumbrian grit and there were some sore bodies this morning.

Wath Brow took the lead on nine minutes when a smart cross-field passing move ended with Curtis Teare diving over for an unconverted try.

The next 30 minutes were really about seeing who would make a mistake and just before the break Kells levelled. Hornets had successfully defended five sets before Jake Parker went in from dummy half.

Wath Brow regained the lead early in the second-half when quick hands along the line saw young Joe Power go over in the corner.ellisonholgate.png

Kells came under a lot of pressure, conceding a number of penalties and one was put over by Cole Walker Taylor to extend the lead to 10-4.

Kells tried hard to get back into the game but it was from another penalty that Wath Brow made sure of the win. Although the effort went wide Fran King reacted quickly to follow-up and get the touchdown which Walker-Taylor converted.

The other west Cumbrian game in the group, scheduled for this afternoon – Hensingham v Egremont – has been called-off because a couple of home players have tested positive for Covid.

Barrow Island entertain Askam in the south of the county and Millom are the spare team.

fran king.png BEN CHALLIS was behind the camera at the Hornet's Nest and in descending order captured Curtis Teare scoring the opening try; Kells players piling into the tackle on Ellison Holgate and Fran King being congratulated after his opportunist try clinched the win for Wath Brow.

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