Alex Speedy over the try line for the Hornets.
Alex Speedy over the try line for the Hornets. Claudia Williams

Hornets sting Ants for win after two weeks off

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Cherbourg Hornets had a strong game in Nanango on Saturday night winning by eight points over the Kingaroy Red Ants.

The Hornets have not played as a team for two weeks with a bye on April 28 followed by no footy last week due to the 47th Battalion.

Coach of the team, Errol Simpson Snr was proud of the team's performance on Saturday.

"That was our first game after a few weeks off and considering that it was good but there is plenty of room for improvement,” he said.

Cherbourg had a strong start to the game, scoring within the first few minutes and leading the Red Ants 22 to 8 at half-time, and going on to win 44 to 36.

Simpson said the strongest asset of the team was their attack and ability to score from anywhere on the field but in the coming weeks they would be looking to improve their defence.

At this stage in the competition Simpson believes the team is travelling well but will need to lift if they want to return to the grand final this year.

"It would be the highlight of the year for the guys to play in the grand final,” he said.

"There is no stand out team in the competition yet and it will be a step up for us if we want to win this year.

"Kingaroy and Nanango are the teams to beat at the moment but you can't take Murgon out of the equation.”

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