Hornets got off to a flyer in their opening game of the new season against Pershore Town Eagles at Little Perdiswell.

Things looked pretty even in the first 15 minutes before Andrew Woodward put Hornets ahead.

Hornets grew in confidence during the rest of the half putting together several good chances but the score remained 1-0 at half time.

The Yellow & Black we quickest out of the blocks in the second half with new signing Max Ferriday scoring a debut goal in the opening minutes.

Hornets continued to build on their lead creating several more chances, the best falling to the returning Dave Jenkinson who couldn’t quite convert his chance after attempting to round the Pershore keeper.

Shortly after, Pershore failed to take two chances to get back into the game. Firstly a shot that just went wide of the post and then a penalty after Matt Jacklin fouled a Pershore player in the box.

Nick Garth, standing big in the Hornets goal, pulled off a tremendous save and then got to his feet to also stop the follow up shot.

Hornets continued to dominate and got their reward when another debutant, Ollie Gore, saw his shot deflect off a Pershore defender and into the net giving the keeper no chance.

Several substitutions later and Hornets scored again from the move of the match. A Pershore attack near the Hornets corner flag was broken down by third debutant Ali McAll and some slick passing and moving progressed the ball through the Hornets half, across the pitch into the Pershore half and on the edge of the Pershore box for Andrew Woodward to convert his second goal of the match.

Pershore finally pulled a goal back in the dying minutes through a free kick past Lee Ruff, who minutes earlier had replaced the injured Nick Garth, but it was Hornets who came away with the three points in a well deserved 4-1 win.

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