Hornets faced Eaton Rovers for the second time in as many weeks in the Worcester Nursing Cup at Little Perdiswell.

The Yellow and Black, fielding a scratch side in terms of numbers, started poorly giving the ball away numerous times in the opening minutes.

The game offered little in terms of goal mouth action until the 30 minute mark when Tom Wedgebury hit a good shot just over the bar.

Eaton then scored a good goal from a corner and the game then opened up with Dave Jenkinson pouncing on a loose back pass to quickly put Hornets level.

Eaton got themselves back in front just before half time when a dangerous cross was turned into his own net by Ben Runham.

The second half didn’t really open up as much as the last 15 minutes of the first and both sides continued with scrappy football.

With 25 minutes to go Jason Hall came on for Jez and Hornets went 4-3-3 to try and get back on level terms and it was at this point that the game really opened up.

Hornets piling players forward and Eaton counter attacking.

Eaton had 3 or 4 chances to finish the game but man of the match Nick Garth pulled off a string of good saves.

The final whistle came with Hornets frustrated on what could have been.

A much better performance than last week for HFC but still not quite back to back to their best.

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