The Hornets Nest is buzzing after round 1. When Howick and Waitakere met round 1 2018 it ended in a draw. This time however the Hornets managed to turn the ledger into their favour and come away with a win.
Not only did the Senior team win the Reserve team out played their Waitakere counterparts and dominated their game winning 8 goals to 3.
In what was a great start for the club for 2019 with 6 new starters in the Seniors and 4 in the reserves, the Hornets displayed great fight and tenacity when Waitakere put it to them.
In the Seniors, the hornets got off to a great start with Blake Waters on debut in ruck starting to get his hand first to the ball and some clever footwork by Dan McCarthy working the ball forward. The Hornets backline was settled with some solid defence by Brad Martin, James Mackinder and Tim Elsley holding the Magpies forwards at bay.
The Hornets lead by up to 15 points in the first quarter before the scores were leveled in the 3rd in a highly contested match, to set up a showdown in last term. The Hornets were able to set up a solid final quarter with many scoring attempts and a lot of forward pressure to run out 9 point victors! Special mention to Steph Tabaillou getting a bag of 4 goals and Armani Wright on debut slotting 2 goals.
A great team effort and thank you to the 6 lads who backed up for the Seniors from the Reserves!
Best Players: T Elsley, B Martin, D McCarthy, T Walker, J Green, S Tabillou
Goals: S Tabaillou (4), A Wright (2), E Bennetts, W Eatts, L Kinnear, D McCarthy,
J Pearce, T Walker
The Hornets take on reigning premiers University at Paparoa Park 1pm Reserves & 2pm Seniors. Come down and support your boys in blue and gold.
Up the Hornets!!