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For the first semi final the favorites Bradford and Bingley were at Horsforth against a youthful but mobile Yarnbury second string.What Yarnbury lack in stature they make up in spirit and committment and so it proved against a bigger set of forwards with Yarnbury on the back foot from the start and defending ferociusly to stem the 'Bees' pressure.However with the wind at their backs and courtosy of stand off Steven Rileys boot they found themselves in 'Bees' 22 metre area for back row Jimmy Cryan to crash over under the posts infront of a large crowd at Brownberrie Lane last night.Riley converting.

With three penalties for killing the ball in the rucks to Stephen Riley sixteen unanswered points seemed a bit flimsy against the elements and with difficulties holding the stronger 'Bees' scrummage the second half maybe too much for The Hornets to hold out.

Bradford and Bingley scored from a neat tap penalty from James Phillips who chipped over the defence for James Macbirnie to score under the post and with the conversion from Harry Keys. followed by another converted try the game was exitingly in the balance.

Yarnbury had done well to retreive their own ball from the scrums with Jimmy Cryan diving in to secure it for the youthful Yarnbury backs.Unfortunatley they put themselves under more pressure with poor clearence kicks but Thie Barnard Yarnbury's South African second row was a calming influence and youngsters adam roebuck and alex postle were tackling like demons forever stopping 'Bees' attacks.The game was settled in magnificent style in the final 10 mins with good ball won in the middle of the park by the Yarnbury pack and centre Lee Mortimer showed committment and great turn of speed to arc through the Bees defence and beat three covering defenders to touch down near the posts to bring the large crowd to its feet!

The game was played with great spirit and was a credit to both clubs.

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