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Another local derby one of twelve this season home and away in Yorkshire 2 meant hard competition again for the horsforth side.West Leeds put out their heaviest pack in an effort to match the more mobile Yarnbury eight.This presented a new challenge of a more competitive home game than in recent weeks.

The first half was a war of attrition on the West Leeds line. Carl Patterson kicking for the corners at every opportunity ,Ian Maycock again dominent in the lineout.However hard as they pressed too many balls were spilled or turned over in Wests 22 metre area in the wet conditions.The oppositions defence was superb time and again with Alex Sharman and Neil Henderson turning over ball in the rucks and the West Leeds pack driving out of defence.On the wide pitch West Leeds were finding it difficult to get out of defence and with short kicks encouraged counter attacks from Yarnbury backs with strong runs from wingers Mark Dixon setting up play time and time again and wing forward Richard Longstaff a driving force in the forwards driving forward.Two good chances fell to left wing Ian Bartlett but he was hauled down before full back Andy Greaves broke the cover for the first Yarnbury try which was unconverted giving an unconvincing small lead at the break.

The second half saw Carl Patterson and Wests half Dan Monk swap penalties to keep the score close and this game was never going to give Yarnbury the expected bonus point.With Wests reduced to long range attacks thje pressure told and another counter attack saw full back Andy Greaves cross for his brace and with the conversion to come gave Yarnbury two try cushion.Andy Butterfield replaced prop John Dodgson for a long awaited return after concussion for the last thirty minutes but Wests defence remained

committed throughout before Andy Greaves third try following an interception deep in his own half by Patterson put Yarnbury clear.

Wests substitute second row Andy Finn got a consolation try from close in converted by Monk to add some. gloss in the last minute for the hard working West Leeds side.

Yarnbury Hornets lost an incredible away league game at Pontefract 40 - 38 with substitute centre Lee Mortimer catching the eye as the score bord nver stoppesd ticking.

Yarnbury thirds continued their unbeaten season run to nine games beating a Harrogate Veterans side 38 - 0 and the Nomads again won at Modernians seconds 28 - 13.

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