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Your News Yatton 22 - Keynsham 15

Yatton Scorers - Tries C Edwards, B Osborne, 2 B Coughlan ; Con J Bale

Excellent New Year victory but at a Cost

The first quarter started quietly enough for both sides with Keynsham having territorial advantage up hill for the opening ten minutes and Yattons only attack being snuffed out in the 22.

Yattons missed penalty on 35 minutes was followed by a change of tactic and wing Chris Edwards moved in at centre to conjure a jinking run minutes later giving the homeside a converted try for a half-time lead.

With slope advantage and dying sun behind them, Keynsham slotted a penalty at 45 minutes.

Starting the final quarter, centre Bill Osborne gathered at pace to touchdown, giving Yatton some comfort at 12-3.

However seconds later visiting wing Russell Tanner gathered an attacking charge-down and raced the pitch to put the contest back on at 12-10.

Ten minutes later Yattons young wing Ben Coughlan was the first to his sides desperate clearance kick and flew down his touchline from inside halfway to ground the ball. Immediate follow-up embarrassment and tension caused the Referee to decide two yellow cards for both sides.

Minutes later Coughlan was at it again receiving a break-out pass in Yattons 22 after a defensive five-yard scrum, bringing the scoreline to 22-10.

But the hectic and thrilling final 20 minutes had not finished and Keynsham came back in the remaining minutes, Tanner finding an overlap to cross in the corner.

However the biggest blow for Yatton came with one minute left to play as influential centre and captain Mike Harris suffered a broken and displaced fibia, on his first game back after his marriage two weeks ago.

This Saturday Yattons 1st XV travel North along the M5 to the holiday resort of Matson for their second league game of 2011.

While Yattons 2nd XV entertain Combe Down at The Northend as do Yattons 3rds against Avon 2nds.

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