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02
MAY

Yarnbury travelled to North Yorkshire with a tired and injured squad and also with second team players in The Aire Warfe Cup at Bramley 1st XV next wednesday had to shore up the side with young colts with Alex Clarke coming in on the right wing,diminutive Danny Pound at full back and veteran scrum half Andy Cowley dragged back from the third team.Luckily stand off Carl Patterson volunteered for one last game of the season before an enforced operation.

Ripon quickly took the game to the inexperienced horsforth side but found the upfront tackling of inside centre Stephen Riley slowed down their back moves which s often ended in dropped passes.The forwards were making hard yards up the middle with Ian Moule and Wayne Butterfield directing operations .Yarnbury opened the scoring against the run of play after 20minutes when Adam Malthouse crashed over from close range after good work from the forwards.Carl Patterson converting.All Ripon could show for all their pressure was a penalty to scrum half Scott Mcaren.

Yarnbury went further ahead early in the second half with a Paterson penalty and the gap was widened with a Paterson drop goal after a certain try was wasted somehow when Stevepn Riley intercepted but like against Huddersfield YMCA the veteran centre was caught before the touchdown.Stevens skill and determination and experience to play in forwards and backs far outways his lessening pace as he reaches the veteran stage.

Yarnbury secured a creditable fourth place in the division when substitute Tom Whitfield scored our wide right after a flowing backs move saw the substitute backing up to score.Ripon managed a consolation try from number 8 Adam Scott-Paul late on.

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