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NOV

Yatton Scorers - Pen G Osborne

‘Despite final score line positives were definitely on show’

A depleted travelling Yatton allowed the opposition to have soft tries at the beginning of each half and paid the price against near top of the league Old Centralians.

Yatton had advantage of the considerable slope for the first the first half but soon found themselves embroiled in Old C’s game plan which was to stretch the opposition using the strength of their three best players and stand-off, wing and fullback.

A penalty and try were up on the, non-existent, score board for the home side inside 10 minutes before George Osborne got the chance to slot over a penalty for Yatton.

Five minutes later a lineout take and drive unusually caught out Yatton’s pack, some of who were carrying injuries from the previous Saturday.

At the end of the quarter another penalty conversion put Old C’s on a comfortable 16-3 but Yatton, the largely younger and lighter weight side, were beginning to settle as the front five maintained solid set pieces throughout. Unfortunately promising attacks failed as rifling passes flew hard and the slope advantage was lost after the second twenty minutes with no change in the score.

Almost direct from the second half kickoff Yattons midfield wrap tackles, when making contact, had little effect and the home side were another try and, this time, with a conversion further out of sight.

Although gallant defensive leg anchoring tackles on the wing and occasional up field attacks stemmed the onslaught, the opening of the final quarter saw two converted tries within minutes of each other, for the jubilant home side, straight through the middle.

Old C’s last try came with ten minutes to go but exhausted Yatton, with no chance of picking up any scraps of points, rallied to their Captain’s call and had the best of the remaining time camped in the home side’s red zone, led by the forwarders desperately trying to breakdown an equally determined defence.

Although this coming Saturday all Yatton teams have a rest from League matches they are scheduled for the following; Yatton 1st XV have been drawn to take on Weston-Super-Mare at home in a Cup Match, kick-off 2.15pm while the 2nds travel for an ‘easy friendly’ against BAC and the 3rd XV stay home to do likewise.

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