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04
OCT

Yatton Scorers - Tries 2 M Harris, M Johnson, J Shorney Cons 2 J Shorney

‘Self-belief comes, but just a lttle too late’

This was definitely a game of two halves with Yatton starting up the slight slope, against a strong sun and breeze, but this was no excuse as Matson began with belief and a basic well executed game plan.

Matson’s kickers kept Yatton pinned back when necessary and their backs scythed through at any opportunity which, from Yatton’s supporters point of view, was too often.

Matson were a penalty and two converted tries up after the first quarter.

But minutes later, from a close quarter rolling maul, Hooker Matt Johnson grounded for Yatton.

By the end of the half, with a tendency for Yatton’s defence to drift out of position, the Matson machine clocked up another two converted tries, the last being from an effectively sold dummy in open play.

But Yatton’s basic spirit was always there and Stand Off Jon Shorney scrambled a try in dying first half injury time making the score line 10-31 at the break.

The sun and breeze had died off but at the start of the second half bouyant visitors Matson were looking for a cricket score. However during a bruising 3rd quarter Yatton held the travellers back in their half of the field and toward the end began to pressure their pack within the 22, but with no reward.

During the final 20 minutes Yatton’s pack were dominant and the just reward was two converted tries as Skipper Centre Mike Harris finished both and Shorney collected the extras.

Yatton had staged a storming finish and left the visitors visibly shattered but still the winners. Yatton’s self-belief had come just a little too late.

Next Saturday Yatton’s 1st XV travel just beyond Cribbs Causeway to Bristol North RFC while the 2nd XV meet Old Reds 2nds at home and Yattons 3rds have a friendly against Bristol Aerospace 2nds also at home.

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