MINEHEAD 2nd XV played away to Hornets in Somerset Four Somerset South on their 4G pitch - and came away with a 55-31 victory.
Minehead started the better side putting together some good forwards' phases through Reece Hollingsworth, Luke Gould and Harry Reeder who made a great break up the pitch. After some good forward play, an outside pass put Jacob Gower into space and he beat a couple of defenders just outside Hornets 22 to score Minehead’s first try.
The Minehead front rows made some impressive carries throughout the day, but a wayward offload inside Minehead’s 5m line in which Hornets pounced on and scored their first try to level the scores.
From the restart Glen Beaver then ripped the ball from a Hornets' player, offloaded to his son Sean Beaver who went through to score to make it 7-14. Moments later, Hornets knocked on the ball which was kicked through from Ben Lock who chased it down to get another try for Minehead.
Minehead dominated until the end of the half, with Reece Hollingsworth getting on the score sheet taking a quick penalty from 5m out and powering over. Gower then got another try from an intercept inside Hornets' 22m. Hornets got another two tries just before half time through some good play from their experienced backs to make the score 19-29 at half time. Hornets then scored again with a good chip and chase from their fly half to make the scores close at 26-29.
Hornets unloaded their bench but Minehead continued to dominate the remainder of the second half, with more tries coming from Gower (x2), and Harry Lofts on his debut for Minehead. Other notable performances came from Will Lock, Morgan Watkins & Aston Handley who all contributed well to a deserved victory.
Glen Beaver was awarded man of the match from skipper Matt Holman.