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Yarnbury have quietly gone about their Rugby since the early days of the season and are now unbeaten since mid October.A remarkable acheivement leading to six unbeaten games but also including five postponements and an abandonment during the inclement weather at the end of the year.This local derby was in doubt due to the heavy pitch but the ground staff did a remarkable job in getting the water off the pitch.

West Park games are always competitive and robust for local bragging rites and this match was no exception.For the first fifteen minutes nothing happened with both sides testing each other out and Yarnbury spilling ball in the backs because of the heavy going.Due to astute kicking by Fly Half Carl Patterson West Park were pushed back deep in their territory and the fly half tried a chip gathered the ball and sent left wing Chris Flowers in at the corner and also made a tight conversion to give The Horsforth side the lead.A further penalty followed for West Park killing the ball and slight good fortune gave Yarnbury a comfortable lead at half time with a penalty try under the posts after winger Chris Flowers hacked on a dropped West Park pass from the tackle and was impeded near the line and the referee spotted the offence.A further penalty by Patterson saw Yarnbury open up a 20 point lead and the large crowd were anticipating another four try haul and bonus point.

In the second half West Park had other ideas and kept the ball tight and in Captain and Scrum Half Jack Bickerdyke hade a player taking the right options as breaking blind and short drop outs to retain possession and frustrated the Yarnbury side.Also the West Park lineouts were working well with Nick Hartley and Dan Warden competing well to deny Yarnbury ball.

Several opportunites came and went with over elaboration in the Yarnbury backs and they only had a further penalty to show from Carl Patterson but the points were secure before the returning stand off Ian Bartlett tried to get the Yarnbury backs moving from all over the park but to no avail due to some good defending from a team in serious relegation trouble after making it seven wins on the bounce for the Horsforth men and top of the table encounters looming on the horizon

Wharfedale 3rd XV 22 50 Yarnbury Hornets

Yarnbury and Wharfedale traded tries early on with lock Ian Burrows crossed in the left corner to give Yarnbury the lead before Wharfedale opened up the Yarnbury back division. The Hornets next score came through returning centre Andy Greaves. Structured build up play and steadily advancing up the field from their own territory lead to Greaves finally showing a clean pair of heals to the Wharfedale defenders. This time Daniel Pound was accurate from the tee making the score 5-12.Russ Gomersall added to the score in double quick time. The try was all of his own making, streaking down the wing from within his own half again unconverted. Craig Barker and Andy keeghan adding further converted tries to make it HT 10-29.

With the scrum rock solid further tries were added from full back Lee Mortimer scoring under the posts from a set backs move on the 22 metre line. The industrious Joe Boucher bagged the next score from a classy break and quick pass from . A classy break by Alex Clarke timing the pass perfectly to draw the last defender put Boucher in unchallenged. Daniel Pound again notching the conversion. 10-43.Joe Boucher went in for a second try after Warfedale hit back with two tries of their own.

Yarnbury III 38 v 0 Bradford Salem 3rd

The early exchanges seemed to have both teams well matched but it was apparent that Yarnbury were quicker and fitter with centre Jack Malthouse scoring in the corner from and blindside break from veteran scrum half Andy Cowley but the touchdown was disallowed only for Jack Conlon to fall on a loose ball from the resulting line out.

A simple move from a strong scrum saw Mortimer float an excellent accurate pass for substitute Mark Fielding to score from half way.Good forward pressure provided good ball for further backs tries from Jack Malthouse and John Roebuck.

An excellent close range try from Ian Shannony pushed along the score and a further try from Carl Rhodes sealed the victory. Yarnbury Colt Jack Butler had an immense game. He disrupted and stole ball in the lineout and was aggressive and destructive in attack and defence.

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