Thanks to a second half turn around, the Pepsi Hornets kicked off their 2018 Bounty Farm 15s League title hunt in fine style Sunday winning their match up 12-10 against the Panthers.
Tries by Leon Greaves on either side of the half and a conversion by Ryan Gonsalves, earned the blue, white and red clad ruggers the victory on the muddy playing field at the National Park.
Two first half tries by Godfrey Broomes were not enough as the Panthers squandered the lead with a toothless offensive game after halftime.
Holding a 10-5 advantage at the half, the Panthers went scoreless throughout the rest of the game as the experienced Hornets outfit ramped up their defense which paid dividends on the other side of the field. Clawing their way back from the deficit earned the Hornets five points for victory.
The five-week League continues on Saturday as the Panthers look for a victory against the Caribs. On Sunday, the Hornets will look to extend their win streak when they clash with GDF.
Note: On Saturday, GDF were crowned champions of the 2017 edition of the 15s League after a walkover victory against the Caribs.