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11
OCT

Yatton Scorers - Tries N Spellissy, M Harris Cons 2 J Shorney Pens 3 J Shorney

‘Desperate final Qtr and No Scoreboard adds to confusion’

At 55 minutes it could have been any side to win, with only 2 points separating the fairly evenly matched sides.

The weather forecasters had promised heat but throughout the game the skies were dull with a chilly wind initially in the home sides favour. Penalty conversions were traded during the opening minutes and North Bristol regained the lead on the ten minute mark with a gifted kick to their winger for an easy run in.

Having missed the try conversion, North Bristol’s stand off easily claimed the next two penalty conversions on offer as Yatton were frequently adjudged offside in defence, as each sides attack had their chances.

With five minutes of the half remaining Nic Spellissy’s masterly taking of the pass behind him to ground it beneath the posts, put the visitors back in contention as Jon Shorney’s conversion made the score line 14-10.

But again, within minutes, Yatton were penalised offside by the exchange referee and then the ball seemed to have a fixation for rebounding back into play off the same spot of the right-hand upright.

Having tried the two penalty conversions within seconds of each other, the scramble for the last rebound opened up space on the far side and No 10 was able to touchdown for 5 points instead of 3.

Minutes after the break North Bristol converted their sixth kickable penalty nearly putting them out of sight but five minutes later it was high stepping Skipper Mike Harris who broke through into clear space, touching down under the posts. Shorney’s conversion of that try and Yatton’s third penalty awarded brought the score line to 22-20.

But penalty kick luck then changed for the home side as another conversion attempt glanced over and wrong split second decisions mid-field by Yatton finally resulted in them losing a player from the pack to the bin.

The yellow card proved expensive for Yatton because within minutes a rolling maul gave the opposition a try which they converted.

Faced with a 12 point gap, fitter Yatton then began piling on the pressure to at least gain a bonus point

during the last five minutes. But a pass on the try line was slapped down by a North Bristol defender, for which he received a yellow card and Yatton a penalty. In the absence of a scoreboard Yatton were then informed that they were only 10 points adrift and opted to convert the penalty, to at least possibly secure the one bonus league point. Not realising until after the match the frustration that they had lost by nine points and not the seven they had expected, therefore gaining nothing.

This coming Saturday Yatton’s 1st XV face top of the league Old Centralians at home. The 2nd XV travel to Keynsham 2nds and the 3rd XV have a home friendly against Brit Aerospace 2nds.

Yatton 3rds vs Frome 3rds

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Yatton Scorers - Tries Ivens, Plimmer, Surman, Semmence 2, Harry 2, Hullah, Hughes, Tucker. Kicks by Surman.

‘ True Grit of previous weeks pays off

After three weeks of competing with true grit and determination Yatton finally showed just what they are capable of doing, by securing a fantastic League win over Frome.

Every single player put in 100% effort and commitment, with many moves working successfully thanks to their training staff.

Man of the Match LEE KEEDWELL once again led by example with a storming display.

Yattons ten tries came from Matt Ivens, Mike Plimmer, Neil Surnam, Ollie Semmence (2) Gareth Harry (2), Lars Hullah, Nick Hughes and Jordan Tucker.

Adding to the points tally was Neil Surman with more accurate conversion kicks

Next week the pressure is off and its back to fun rugby with a match at home against friends for many years British Aerospace 2nds.

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