Southsea skipper Horrod celebrates milestone with try in convincing Hampshire Two victory

Southsea Nomads stormed to a 68-5 win in their re-arranged Hampshire Two contest at Hook and Odiham.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 3:47 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 4:11 pm
Ben Horrod, left, celebrated his 100th Nomads appearance with a try as his side thrashed Hook and Odiham. Picture: Neil Marshall

And that was after falling behind!

Captain Ben Horrod said: 'After a strong performance the previous week but a disappointing result, we needed to get back to winning ways and put a strong performance together.

'The slow start was not what we wanted but the lads bounced back and we dominated from there on.

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'Some great tries were scored and Jonathan Branston had a great afternoon with the boot.

'We need to get on a winning run and remain unbeaten for the rest of the season.

'If we can do that, we can push ourselves up towards the top of the table.'

Nomads handed a debut from the bench to winger Dan Stokes, who joined the club during the week.

Horrod was also completing a personal milestone of 100 appearances for the club.

After Hook and Odiham scored straight from the kick-off, Horrod demanded a response - and got the reaction he wanted.

Nomads began to dominate and, by the break, had opened up a 33-5 lead.

Winger Ben Case (2), Branston, Horrod and Matt Smith all got on the try-scoring sheet with Branston converting four of the five tries.

In the second half Nomads made their superiority count, adding five more tries.

Branston grabbed his second, following a clever cross-kick from Joe O'Connor-Simpson.

Smith added three more and wing forward Murray Hobson also claimed a touchdown.

It was a just reward for Hobson who was named man of the match for his tireless workrate.

It was Southsea’s sixth win in seven league matches - their only loss a 29-22 setback against leaders Havant 3rds.