Late try denies Yatton

Yatton lose at home to Cirencester after conceding a late try.

Yatton 13 pts

Cirencester 15 pts

YATTON’S first home game of the season, in front of a good crowd, saw them concede a late try and lose by two points.

Cirencester opened the scoring after three minutes with a try, followed by a penalty. Yatton replied with a penalty by George Osborne and just before half-time, centre Will Portis on his 1st XV debut, scampered over to touch down for a 10-8 lead.

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Yatton piled on the second half pressure and were denied a try after being held up over the line. Cirenester flanker Ed Ryder-Smith took a quick penalty and bulldozed over to give his team a three point lead.

Yatton replied with a penalty, but Cirencester touched down with just 90 seconds left on the clock to sneak a narrow victory.

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This Saturday, Yatton 1st XV travel to Chard. The 2nd XV are home to Old Sulians and the 3rd XV have a friendly, also at home against Avonmouth.

Yatton 3rds 44 pts

St Bernadettes 3rds 22 pts

At the start the game, St Bernadettes looked physically bigger in every department, but it was Yatton who showed how open rugby can be played from the kick off.

Ten tries were scored throughout the match and by half-time the scores were fairly close, but Yatton pulled away.

Tries for Yatton were scored by Neil Serman (2), Steve Lovell, Shaun Norton, Matt Pope and Lewis Marshfield, with all the kicks from Serman’s trusty boot putting Yatton 3rds second in their league.

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