Yatton fall short

IN this relegation battle, both sides were anxious for the win, but Yatton were suffering from injuries and late changes.

Yatton 6 pts Cirencester 28 pts

IN this relegation battle, both sides were anxious for the win, but Yatton were suffering from injuries and late changes.

Had Cirencester not been heavily deducted league points earlier in the season, they would quite possibly have been promotion contenders.

Yatton drew first blood with a penalty conversion, but soon after Cirencester’s pack power secured a converted try. For the second week running, a promising attack within the visitors 22 nearly became a disaster as an alert defender intercepted a pass, only to fail to ground the ball as he cross the line. However, minutes later Cirencester’s scrum-half slotted over a penalty.


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Yatton’s second penalty flew over practically on the whistle, turning around at 6-10 down.

After the break, Cirencester scored a try from a clearance kick and a penalty just after. With Yatton having to take risks, it was inevitable that Cirencester would get further chances. Another penalty was followed by an overlap try and conversion with 10 minutes left.

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The match finished with Yatton’s domination in Cirencester’s half for that time, but only another yellow card for the visitors to show for it.

On Saturday, Yatton travel to already relegated Drybrook, needing a five point win and favourable other results. The seconds face Midsomer Norton at home and the thirds go to Old Culverhaysians 2nds.

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