Rugby: Veor v Newquay Hornets report October 30
Veor 28, Newquay Hornets 36
NEWQUAY Hornets will be looking for a much improved performance on Saturday when they take on fourth-placed Withycombe at the Sports Centre.
They beat struggling Veor away last weekend but they failed to hit the heights and will need to be at their best against Withycombe.
With the weather turning in preparation for the big storm, the Hornets were prepared for their own storm on a not so sunny day in Veor.
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Newquay knew that Veor would come out of the changing rooms spitting blood and ready to take the game to the Hornets.
From the kick-off Veor piled on pressure attacking the try line, but finding no way through. After ten minutes of Veor possession, it was the Hornets' turn to attack.
And after a couple of phases, Newquay captain Harry Penderich muscled through to tackled to cross the line for the game's opening try. Fly-half Sam Cullen had yet again brought his kicking boots, slotting the extras.
Veor again tried to mount an attack, but with strong defence from the Hornets, were forced into making mistakes and being turned over. With strong running from the forwards, Newquay had a platform to work from.
After a couple of phases, the Veor line did not want to break. With what seemed to be nothing else on, scrum half Connor Riley showed calm and control to slot a clean drop-goal from the 22.
Veor resorted to a kicking game, and with a clever to kick to the corner, and a bit of good luck, the ball bounced off the corner flag and over the try line, allowing their winger to open up the scoring for the home side.
Newquay were in a position they did not want to be in, and knew they had to step up their game to come away with the all important four points.
Tim Eustice led from the front. With his jinking runs and strong carries, Veor's defence could not cope with him.
Eustice went over for Newquay's second, third and forth tries, resulting in an all-important bonus point.
The Hornets were making silly mistakes, though, and were allowing the home side back into the game.
It was time for Newquay to close out the game.
Man of the match Adam Barbery forced a turn over which through good hands, released full back Brad Rossborough who sped through to secure the win.
Scorers. Tries: Harry Penderich, Tim Eustice (3), Brad Rossborough; Cons: Sam Cullen (5).
MOM: Adam Barbery.