Bale on form at Yatton

VISITORS Yatton were first on the scoreboard thanks to scrum-half Nic Garnham’s individual try after a solid scrum inside the oppositions 22, converted by Jon Bale.

Stroud 8 pts

Yatton 30 pts

VISITORS Yatton were first on the scoreboard thanks to scrum-half Nic Garnham’s individual try after a solid scrum inside the oppositions 22, converted by Jon Bale.

Bale stroked over a penalty on 35 minutes, but from the restart Dan Gordon did likewise for the home side and within a minute, wing Nic Walker was left free to touch down for Stroud.


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After the break, stand-off Nic Raymond’s midfield break allowed skipper Mike Harris to give Bale an easy try and conversion in front of the posts. Two more penalties kept up Bale’s 100 per cent record and stretch Yatton’s lead.

At 80 minutes, full-back Bale followed up to do the honours for Garnham who had broke blind-side thanks to replacement No 8 G T Walter’s pass from the base of a scrum. Bale converted his own try finishing Yatton’s first away win of the season.

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On Saturday, the 1st XV have no game and the 2nds are scheduled to meet Bristol Saracens at home in a friendly. The 3rd XV have a league encounter against Bristol Saracens at home.

Yatton 3rd XV 17 pts

Clevedon 3rd XV 19 pts

This was a typically hard fought local derby and all the elements of this encounter brought out an excellent game from both sides.

From the offset, Yatton were dominant in most aspects and the first points were gained from a penalty. Yatton forged ahead with a tries for Stuart Braine and Neil Serman.

During the second half, the visitors began to play to their strength which was within the pack. Yatton defended bravely, but conceded three well-worked tries.

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