Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hayle 35, Honiton 8
Honiton slumped to a disappointing defeat on their visit to Cornwall on Saturday, writes Nick Guilbert.
Whilst the Lacemen competed throughout, chronic errors littered their performance and the Cornish capitalised.
The home imposed themselves on the set piece, leaving Honiton reliant on scraps. The visitors showed a lack of respect of possession and whilst they opened the scoring with well converted penalty from Cave, basic errors from the kick off allowed Hayle to respond immediately.
During the opening 25 minutes the pace of the game was frenetic, as possession switched between the teams several times between breakdowns. There were elements of excellent play for Honiton but they were interchanged with dire elements.
Frustratingly Honiton showed that they were capable of breaking the home side down by piling through the phases but they failed to do so consistently, and it came back to hurt them.
Hayle were 20-8 up at half time scoring either side of a well taken Cooke effort who did well to score following a cross field kick.
The second half gave Honiton little relief as they toiled without a break for the while half, with poor support play and bad decision making hindering their progress.
The Lacemen are in the mire at the moment, and have to look to improve individually and collectively to get the wheels back on the wagon.