Yatton register first victory
Yatton 27 pts Sidmouth 13 pts - IN front of 350 spectators, Yatton kicked off to a false and nervous start.
Sidmouth 13 pts
IN front of 350 spectators, Yatton kicked off to a false and nervous start.
Quicker to the breakdown ball, Sidmouth forged into the lead with two penalties within the first 10 minutes.
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Sidmouth full-back Tom Whelan then touched down and Glen Channing converted from way out.
George Osborne converted his first penalty in first half injury time and Yatton finished on the attack turning around 13-3 down.
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For the first five minutes after the break, Yatton's habit of kicking away possession nearly cost them dear as Sidmouth relished the attacking chance.
But five minutes in, Osborne's penalty flew over the bar and Yatton's down the slope open play attack clicked into gear.
During the next quarter hour deft hands and pace put away three converted tries for the home side. The first came from Sam Osborne followed by Glen Jones and then George Osborne. Yatton's self-belief was back and home supporters were lifted.
Sidmouth were resolute to the end and unfortunate that a dropped ball from a defensive tackle, on the try line, robbed them of a try as they kept Yatton under pressure deep into injury time.
This Saturday is the first local derby of the league season. Yatton, with their first win of the season now under their belts, travel to meet Clevedon who are fresh from their convincing win over Gloucester side Chosen Hill.
Meanwhile Yatton's 2nd XV are away to St Bernadette's and the 3rd XV entertain Oldfield at home.
On Sunday, Yatton Diamonds are scheduled to entertain Thornbury Under-15s at home, as are the Yatton Under-15s squad. Yatton's Under-13s have also invited Weston Hornets and Yatton's Midi and Mini sides have asked Gordano to come along. It all has the makings of another enjoyable and typical Sunday at Yatton RFC, full of lively energetic kids, perplexed parents and squeezed parking.