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Your News Yatton 19 - Barton Hill 15

Yatton Scorers - Try G Osborne; Con G Osborne; Pens G Osborne 4

Yatton edge reverses trend since mid January

Promotion contenders Barton Hills aim was to do the season league double over struggling Yatton but they met a stiff and focused home side right from the kick-off.

Within the first ten minutes Jack Steers penalty for the visitors was nearly equalised by George Osborne s attempt, but after that miss Osbornes dead-ball accuracy was unerringly accurate.

For the next quarter hour Yatton had their chances within the 22 but it was Barts scrums which held sway and Yattons lineouts were missing their target.

Barts worked their way up field and from a five yard throw-in Flanker Luke Bickford was adjudged to have grounded in the middle of a drive. Steers conversion making the score line to 0-10.

Yatton then absorbed pressure in their 22 and as the game swung again Osborne landed the two penalties offered making it 6-10 at halftime and the contest became niggled.

At fifty-five minutes wide awake Osbornes individual try, conjured from a quick tap penalty and evading tackles, gave Yatton a slender lead when he converted his own try from out wide.

Minutes later another penalty for the home side widened the gap as did Osbornes fourth at seventy minutes.

Barton Hill could then see that their promotion hopes would be severely dented unless they made up the nine point gap pretty quickly. Power plays in Yattons red zone were fiercely contested especially after a decisive robbing of the ball off a flying attacker, inches from the try line, denied a definite try and showed that it could be done.

As the exhausting game played out its final nail-biting minutes No8 Ian Patten bull charged over from close quarters for Barton Hill, but the failed conversion would have made little difference and it was Yatton who finished the last play in their opponents 22 when fittingly Osborne retrieved the ball from behind a solid scrum and hoofed it off the park.

This Saturday Yattons 1st XV travel to Bristol Harlequins for the last of their weather delayed rearranged league fixtures.

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