Topics:  bycroft cup, cudgen hornets, rugby league, tweed coast raiders

Hornets stung by third loss

IT was raining tries as well as water when Cudgen Hornets hosted Runaway Bay in a Gold Coast Rugby League Bycroft Cup fixture at Ned Byrne Field yesterday.

The home side raced in five touchdowns but unfortunately their visitors outpointed them on the scoreboard, posting seven tries in a 42-28 victory.

It was a vastly improved performance by the Hornets who are still winless after three rounds of the competition.

But repeat performances like they handed in yesterday should ensure they win their fair share of matches throughout the rest of the season.

The Hornets had a man over the tryline early in the piece but he failed to ground the ball and from that point until lemons Runaway Bay dominated, taking a 30-4 lead into the break.

The Hornets showed they have little trouble in scoring tries but it is in the defensive department where they need vast improvement, especially when tackling the top teams.

However, they will take enough pluses out of the performance to go into next week's clash against struggling Tweed Coast Raiders to give them confidence in chalking up a morale-boosting victory.

Best for the Hornets were workaholic forwards Dan Donovan and Jay Solly and wily halfback, Mark O'Grady, while star recruits, Dean Widders and Clinton Toopi showed they would be valuable acquisitions by displaying their class on several occasions.

In others news out of the Bycroft Cup, Tweed Coast Raiders sustained a heavy loss at the hands of Currumbin who ran in 13 tries in a 62-0 demolition job, Tugun trounced Ormeau 78-4 and Southport edged out Burleigh 20-16 in the match-of-the-round.



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