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28
MAR

Bath Colts XV vs Yatton Colts XV

10 17

Yatton Scorers - Tries G Osborne; Con G Osborne; Pens G Osborne 4.

‘Yatton Colts do League and Cup double over Bath’

Having beaten Bath, in the league, at home by the narrowest of margins, the previous Sunday both sides knew each other reasonably well and the first half of this Somerset Cup Semi Final was largely spent sparring with each other and testing for weaknesses.

The first breakthrough in points for either side came in the final minutes of the first half during which Yatton’s players who had also played senior, including 1st XV rugby, the day before had added their experience.

George Osborne’s penalty conversion flew high and straight against the slight cross wind minutes before Bath equally converted their opportunity.

Yatton now turnround and had advantage of the occasional breeze. At 46 minutes Osborne’s penalty boot struck again and minutes later, with Bath caught not releasing after a rifling kick up field, as he set up his kicking tee skylarks could be heard singing above this neutral ground high on Lansdowne Moor outside Bath. The bird song was drowned out by travelling supporters as Yatton moved into a 3-9 lead after ten minutes of the second half.

This purple patch of points for Yatton’s Colts was then crowned by the speed that wing Joe Sully- O’Sullivan followed up Will Partos impressive and attacking clearance kick from inside his 22. As Sully trapped and brought down the defending player Osborne was on hand for the final detail of picking the ball up and touching down for a try.

But Bath are a well drilled side and again pressurised Yatton, especially in the limited scrums, as the open game swung from end to end. Osborne added yet another penalty with fifteen minutes left on the clock giving the would be victors a reasonable cushion of 3-17.

Bath’s consolation came in the form of their converted try, on the final whistle of scant injury time.

The final of this season’s Somerset Cup will be played on Saturday 30th April at Bridgwater when Yatton will play Weston Hornets who were also victorious last Sunday in their local derby over Weston-super- Mare.

in From the starting centre spot Drop-out it was clear that this Yatton 3rd XV were in a very determined frame of mind.

Powerful scrummaging provided the platform needed to dominate the game in all quarters.

It was evident that both sets of players had watched recordings of the previous Saturday’s three International games with some ‘I could do that’ intent.

Stothert & Pitt were tenacious in both attack and defence with absolutely no intention of making it an easy afternoon for their opposition.

But the ever present elk like battering ram that is Shaun Norton’s style took its toll on the visitors and created openings for the Yatton attacks.

Superb tries were grounded by Man of the Match Jens Hullah who bagged a brace with Sam Jarvis, Ian Churchill and Snake Hips Shreck all touching down. (Although bending down is not Shrecks strong point, especially if you expect him to get back up again within the hour!)

Stu Brain topped his excellent playing afternoon, on the park, with a fine exhibition of place kicking.

Berry Hill vs Yatton

22 7

Yatton Scorers - Tries A Walters Con J Bale

‘Quins allowed to boss game in 2nd half’.

With this weather delayed fixture being held on a three games International Saturday it was not surprising that the travelling Yatton XV felt the need for a couple more hard and seasoned players.

The ground was hard and dry, the sun bright and hot against the visitors during the first half. Yatton threatened from the beginning and breaking from a rolling maul, within the 22, Bill Osborne was through to touchdown at ten minutes.

But within five minutes a crucial missed tackle allowed Quins to ground the ball with a midfield break, the conversion giving them an edge.

Back up the park again swept Yatton forcing the issue in Quins 22. Ed Ryder’s quick thinking tap penalty and grounding under the posts with Nic Raymond’s easy conversion handed the lead back to the proportionately young Yatton side.

Minutes later, at 25 minutes on the clock, wing Ben Coghlan gathered a clearance just outside his 22 cutting across and up the field at pace. Ollie Noble timed the pass to novice first teamer Jez Leech on the opposite wing who outpaced and ran around to create another easy conversion while scoring his debut try, bringing the score line to 7-19.

But shortly after, Yatton’s defence tried to play close quarter passing rugby in their own red zone. Luckily both gifted penalty conversion attempts for Quins failed, meanwhile the home side began to see that they would be allowed to develop their hard aggressive game in open play.

With five minutes to go before half-time the Quins team were barracked into tough action and an uncompromising driving into touch tackle, within feet of the metal barriers, caused the need for a replacement injury. Quins experienced heads decided it was OK to carry on because the player was off the pitch and took advantage of the visitors disruption to attack that wing scoring a try and again minutes later cutting through soft tackles making it 17-19 at halfway.

Three minutes after the turnaround wide awake and fired up Quins took the opportunity of a yawning overlap and to put themselves two points in front.

As Yatton’s backline struggled to find shape and the luck of the ball, the pack valiantly fought their own battle with Ollie Noble having an outstanding game as scrumhalf. Quins received lectures but no cards were issued. The less experienced Yatton side did well not to succumb to the home sides bullocking runs and to remain focused. One lapse on the seventieth minute allowed Quins attacking line to sale a dummy after splitting from a maul. Conversion of that try proved to be the final score as Yatton began to make inroads but tired legs and spilt ball gained no league points.

This Saturday Yatton’s 1st XV travel for a tough one against leaders Berry Hill. While the 2nds stay at home for Old Sulians and likewise the 3rds entertain Stothert

Yatton 3rd XV vs Stothert & Pitt 2nd XV

31 0

Yatton Scorers - Tries Jens Hullah 2 , S Jarvis, I Churchill, A N Shreck ; Cons S Brain 2.

‘Maybe there were few Six Packs to be seen but Yatton’s Power in the Pack set the platform’

From the starting centre spot Drop-out it was clear that this Yatton 3rd XV were in a very determined frame of mind.

Powerful scrummaging provided the platform needed to dominate the game in all quarters.

It was evident that both sets of players had watched recordings of the previous Saturday’s three International games with some ‘I could do that’ intent.

Stothert & Pitt were tenacious in both attack and defence with absolutely no intention of making it an easy afternoon for their opposition.

But the ever present elk like battering ram that is Shaun Norton’s style took its toll on the visitors and created openings for the Yatton attacks.

Superb tries were grounded by Man of the Match Jens Hullah who bagged a brace with Sam Jarvis, Ian Churchill and Snake Hips Shreck all touching down. (Although bending down is not Shrecks strong point, especially if you expect him to get back up again within the hour!)

Stu Brain topped his excellent playing afternoon, on the park, with a fine exhibition of place kicking.

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