Yatton triumphant in basement battle

Yatton 20 pts St Mary's 5 pts - AFTER a superb fireworks display sponsored by Firemagic UK for the Hallowe'en celebrations at the club, the supporters of Yatton thought that would be the end of the excitement until Christmas.

Yatton 20 pts

St Mary's 5 pts

AFTER a superb fireworks display sponsored by Firemagic UK for the Hallowe'en celebrations at the club, the supporters of Yatton thought that would be the end of the excitement until Christmas, However the Air Ambulance dropped in during the second half of the game.

Yatton entertained St Mary's in wet heavy conditions. The game was important to both sides as they tried to gain valuable points to move away from the bottom of the league table.


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St Mary's scored the first try after six minutes through James Fosse.

With a man binned, Yatton pulled together and focused on the game and Chris Edwards

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grounded the ball on 30 minutes. A turning point came when a missed penalty in the St Mary's half was chased down and collected by man of the match Sam Osborne and put down for another try just before half time.

The second half started with both sets of forwards bogged down in the heavy conditions. What appeared to be a serious injury, the paramedics attending elected to call in the Air Ambulance. Fortunately the injury was not as serious as first thought. Unfortunately the rotors were still spinning close to the posts when Yatton were awarded a penalty kick, needless to say it was not converted.

Yatton had the best of the ball in the second half and their determination was rewarded by a try in the closing stages with Glen Jones finishing strongly in the corner.

On Saturday Yatton 1sts have the unenviable task of taking on Hartpury College in Gloucester. Their 2nds are at home to Gordano and the 3rds have a friendly against Old Reds at home.

The Juniors and Minis are training and anyone wishing to join in or have a look at the club should come along 10am on Sunday. Under-15s and Under-17s are away The Colts play Weston in the league with an afternoon kick-off

During the week Yatton hosted a well competed North Somerset Schools Festival. Seven schools attended at Under-13s level, Worle, Broadoak, Churchill, Nailsea, Priory, Gordano and Backwell. All players showed excellent skills but the two strongest teams were Priory and Backwell. They fought a well matched contest in the final and the strong Priory side were leading 12-0 at the half time turn around.

Backwell changed their game plan and with their forwards playing a skilful pick and drive and the backs moving the ball along the line they came out worthy winners with two converted tries for a final score of 14-12

On Tuesday, weather permitting, Yatton hosts a second tournament for Under-12s at 2pm and on Friday there is a tournament for the primary schools. For the primary school event the club is grateful to be supported by the sixth formers from Backwell School who will be coaching and refereeing.

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