Yatton suffer league defeat
PUBLISHED: 12:06 13 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:59 24 May 2010
IT was a big day for Yatton, with RFU vice-president Bob Rogers opening their new changing room extension, with a pig roast after. During the first 15 minutes, Yatton failed to finish off their try-scoring opportunities
Yatton 20 pts Gordon League 22 ptsIT was a big day for Yatton, with RFU vice-president Bob Rogers opening their new changing room extension, with a pig roast after.During the first 15 minutes, Yatton failed to finish off their try-scoring opportunities and their visitors had not read the script.An odd omen of the game's outcome happened when a clearance kick by League sailed cleanly through an open skylight in the new extension and broke a glass pane in the French door in the gymnasium.Yatton were weakened as a forward was yellow carded at the end of the quarter, but Steve Stokes grounded the ball from League's driving maul and five minutes later Sam Osborne put Yatton on the board with a penalty.Under pressure, Yatton succumbed to a try and conversion when Russ Dunn charged down an attempted clearance kick yards out.Minutes before half-time, Osborne's second penalty kept Yatton in contention and League had a player sin-binned.Ten minutes into the second half, League's try line pressure resulted in the referee awarding a penalty try, with Gavin Rea's conversion putting them 19-6 in front.Seconds later, Mike Harris broke through tackles to cross under the posts and Osborne's conversion put the home side back within six points.Ten minutes later, Yatton edged in front for the first time as they returned the pack power tables on League. Neil Hynam emerged with the ball from a ruck touched down, Osborne's conversion putting the score at the slenderest 20-19.Yatton had a player yellow-carded and shortly after missed a penalty and unusually three drop goals attempts, but League had not read the script for the day and Rea's penalty settled the outcome.