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Home > News > Stroud 8 - Yatton 30 (including 3XV report)
Your News Stroud 8 - Yatton 30 (including 3XV report)

Yatton Scorers - Tries M Harris, Garnham, Bale; Cons 3 Bale; Pens 3 Bale

‘Points nicely Baled–up in Autumn sunshine first away win’

Travellers Yatton were first on the scoreboard thanks to scrum-half Nic Garnham’s individual try from a chip over and dribble, after a solid scrum inside the oppositions 22. Jon Bale’s kick dissected the uprights from far out.

After that try on the 10 minute mark the sides battled it out for clean possession in mid-field. Yatton’s superior scrummaging gave them plenty of opportunity at Stroud’s try line but without reward, thanks to old heads and short-sightedness.

Bale stroked over a penalty on 35 minutes in the bright autumn sunshine and windless day. But from the restart Dan Gordon did likewise for the home side and within minute’s wing Nic Walker was left free to touchdown after Stroud’s breakout from just outside their own 22 area.

First half injury-time finished with Yatton on Stroud’s try line but unable to change the score from 8-10.

Immediately after the break Stroud upped the pressure and increased their tempo but Yatton managed to soak it up until the 50th minute when stand-off Nic Raymond’s midfield break allowed skipper Mike Harris to give Bale an easy try conversion in front of the posts.

During the mid second half period two more penalties kept up Bale’s 100% record and gave Stroud an uphill battle, but battle on they did and created chances.

At 80 minutes full back Bale followed up to do the honours for Garnham who had broke blind-side thanks to replacement No8 G T Walter’s pass from the base of a scrum. Bale converted his own try finishing Yatton’s first away win of the season and clocking up a satisfactory team score of a nicely comfortable 30 points to 8 in reply.

This coming Saturday most of Yatton’s 1st XV are off on a wedding commitment while the 2nds are scheduled to meet Bristol Saracens 2nds at home in a friendly. Meanwhile pride of place goes to Yatton’s 3rd XV who have a league encounter also against Bristol Saracens also at home ( luckily Gavin Henson will not be playing that day for the visitors).


Yatton 3rd XV vs Clevedon 3rd XV

17 19

Yatton Scorers - Braine, Serman.

‘A game of two halves and a slender local derby loss for the 3rds’

This was a typically hard fought local derby with very occasionally some fun rugby, if you could spot it.

All the elements of this encounter brought out an excellent game from both sides.

From the offset it was Yatton who were dominant in most aspects and first points were gained from a penalty conversion.

Yatton forged head with a try a piece for Stuart Braine and Neil Serman without reply from shell shocked Clevedon.

The match then became fiercely contended with neither side being prepared to give way.

During the second half the local visitors began to play to their strength which was within the pack. Yatton defended bravely but conceded to three well worked tries.

Yatton were unlucky not to have scored in the dying minutes and so Clevedon walked home with the league spoils after a big sigh of relief.

This coming Saturday Yatton’s 3rd XV is their only team to be staging a league encounter and it’s at home against Bristol Saracens (luckily Gavin Henson will not be playing that day for the visitors).


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