BRACKNELL suffered a shock 42-17 trouncing at rock-bottom Hornets in their South West Premier encounter on Saturday.

The visitors endured a poor start as they conceded a converted try inside the opening five minutes, only to hit back superbly as captain James Ingle and then Cameron Macdonald crossed the whitewash, with Vic Hardwicke adding the extras on one occasion.

However, 12-7 was as good as it got for the Lily Hill men as the home side roared back, running in a further three tries to secure a bonus point before half time, going in 29-12 up.

Bracknell improved after the break, but conceded a pair of soft penalties which extended the their deficit to 35-12 before Michael Clarke thundered over to give Daniel Ap Dafydd’s men their third try.

Hardwicke could not land the conversion, though, and Hornets had the final say with a converted try to cap off a resounding victory.

Bracknell remain 10th in the table and face a tricky home game against Maidenhead in their east Berkshire derby on Saturday (2.15pm).

  • CROWTHORNE produced their best BB&O Premier performance of the season as they recorded a maiden win of the season with a hard-fought 6-5 success at Didcot.

Two penalties helped the basement boys to victory, leaving them on -4 points after eight games.

Crowthorne have a week off before hosting Milton Keynes on Saturday, December 9.