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Yarnbury 52-5 Skipton - Yorkshire League 2

With Yarnbury's woeful away form contrasting with their invincibility at home maybe it was fortunate that their youthful pack had injuries and business committments which saw the chance to add some experience to the pack with Dave Moss returning in the second row and ex Captain Wayne Butterfield adding his calmness in the back row and the added bonus of evergreen Ian Moule waiting to burst off the substitute bench.Coach Bob Hood,newly appointed by Twickenham as England Counties Under 20's Coach was looking for some better focus and direction in the forwards particularly against top four side Skipton who traditionally are strong up front.

Yarnbury started in determined style with most of the pocession played in the Skipton half but due to the North Yorkshire sides resilience the game remained pointless for 20 minutes.A glorious chip and catch and pass by Yarnbury's influential stand off Carl Patterson gave winger Mark Jackson a clear 10 metre run to the line but the pass was dropped with the line gaping.However,the pressure was bound to tell as Yarnbury had all the momentumwing forward James Barrett went in from a short pass converted by Patterson.On 23mins a sweeping backs move saw full back Andy Greaves ghost into the line and score out wide left with Carl Patterson converting and adding to an earlier penalty to give Yarnbury a cushion which was increased to twenty point before half time for Skipton once again killing the ball.

The second half saw the forwards securing good ball from scrums and Carl Patterson pinpoint kicking to the corners pinned The North Yorks rivals back time and time again.Two more tries came in quick succession after the break to secure a bonus point from left winger Lawrence Smith going over and the beligerant wing forward Richard Longstaff in 54 mins barging over from close range and determined to be on the winning side this week!With two further penalties from Carl Patterson putting the game out of Skipton's reach Bob Hood introsuced stand off Ian Bartlett and No8 Ian Moule for the last 30 minutes to provide no respite for the luckless Skipton side.

Try five gave full back Andy Greaves his brace from a quick pop pass from Jason Avieson and centre James Metcalfe got on the scoresheet for the first of the season.

A tremendous team performance showing Yarnbury's Yorkshire One prowess which needs to be maintained next week away at a tough looking local derby at Leodensians down the road at Alwoodley.

Photos attached

467- Ian Moule fronts up against Skipton

311- Scrum Half Oliver Cashman gets the ball away

293 - Full back Andy Greaves scoring his first of two tries

127 - Scrum half Oliver ashman makes a break

046 - Captain and hooker Al Bowden on the charge

039- Winger Mark Dixon trade mark running the ball out of defence.

Ilkley 2nds 17-17 Yarnbury Hornets

In an entertaining game tries from Stephen Riley ,Russ Gomersall ,Joe Boucher and one conversion from stand Off Daniel Pound gave Yarnbury second string a deserved draw at Ilkley.Unfortunatley the game was marred with a broken wrist for influential no8 Joe Mills and a bad facial injury to Yarnbury's young stand off Daniel Pound although these injuries were unfortunate as the game was played in a good spirit throughout.

Yarnbury 3rds 62 v Skipton 3rds 5

Yarnbury were once again able to field a strong team despite the absence of play maker Andy Cowley and last minute cry off from A Blackburn .Skipton fielded a gargantuan pack. The early exchanges were a little scrappy and Yarnbury conceded a kickable penalty. Fortunately the kick fell short. Yarnbury then began to fire with quick ball being produced allowing the pacey backs to cut loose. This opened the floodgates and try scorers from Yarnbury included Lee Mortimer, Alex Clarke, Andy Keegan, Graham Maycock, James Daffern and Ian Spink. Yarnbury certainly need some more stern tests in the coming weeks to push the boys onwards, we are fortunate at the moment to have some real quality in the 3rds and long may that continue.

Yarnbury Nomads 32 - 24 Scunthorpe 4ths

Serious opposition is dificult to find for Yarnbury's fourth side but such is the good relationship developed with Scunthorpe they were prepared to travel for such a fixture is a great credit to their club.

In a very serious and competitive match Yarnbury came out on top with tries from second row Rob Taylor and Steve Smith in the first half and in the second were added further scores from returning Andy Myers and veteran Shaun Craven bursting from the back of a line.Gerry Aldridge competing at senior level in the same team as his father Paul converted the final try .

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