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Yarnbury 10 -15 Doncaster Pheonix -Yorkshre League 2

After the close game last week at league leaders Leos Yarnbury were again without several injured players and lost Club Captain Richard Longstaff early Saturday having to work.Against a big side Yarnbury started badly with poor kick offs and were immediately under pressure from the boot of Jono Storey the Doncaster fly half..Yarnbury were finding it hard to get their attack working and the scrum was under pressure and the line out not functioning well so the day looked likely to be a low scoring game .

Stand Off Carl Paterson put the Horsforth side infront with a penalty for Doncaster killing the ball but could not increase their lead as they got more into the game.The usual line outs yielded no pocession as Barry Wilkinson in the second row for the visitors was getting fingers to the line out and disrupting Yarnbury's ball against the normally reliable Ian Maycock as the throwing in was poor.Ben Millar the Doncaster Centre evened up the score before half time with a penalty.

The second half continues in the same vain with Yarnbury wasting their limited pocession with poor kicking and sin bins occured for both sides with back row Thiu Barnard off for Yarnbury and Dave Morris off for Doncaster.Although Doncaster were not showing much enthusiasm for expansive play they had a chance near the Yarnbury line and with the close in backs adding weight to the maul pushed centre Ben Mllar over for a good try which he converted.

Yarnbury introduce back row Joe Mills after injury but the good ball was not coming and Yarnbury were flat footed on attack and were forcing the play.A long pass from Carl Paterson was intercepted by Doncaster Centre Mick Sykes and he made the line to increase the lead for the opposition..Unfortunately Yarnbury reserved their best rugby for too late in the game and from a chip through winger Elis Gomersal touched down for Carl Paterson to convert and secure a bonus point when a win was there for the taking in a disappointing display.

Yarnbury Hornets 12 - 24 Old Brodliens

The day started out with a great display of respect for those who fought and

lost their lives for us in the wars.

The game started out well as Yarnbury stuck to their game plan and

really dominated the majority of the first half with the forwards

creating a great platform for Stuart Wilson at scrum half to feed Danny

Pound who could then set the rest of the back line free , this seemed to

work well and the backs were cutting Brods up all over the fairly

muddied field. Yarnbury were soon rewarded for this pressure with a try

in the corner which came in the form of some excellent handling and some

good phases of play. The ball was spread out to the top side of the

pitch where the Brods defense were stood flat footed, so realising this

Danny Pound put in a little grubber kick for Alex Clark to run on to and

with an impressive pick up and dive for the line Yarnbury were 5 -0 .

Old Brods fired back after a poor over head clearance from Russ

Gomersall , with the conversion successful. Yarnbury regrouped

and knew they had to cut out the small errors that were being made

otherwise theyd be on the end of a drubbing; the Hornets did this and

came close a couple more times .

The second half of the game was very exciting to watch as both teams

were really giving it their all , Yarnbury were unlucky to go down

another try as the Brods backs were making winding runs and showing good

hands . From the restart it was clear to see that Yarnbury thought a win

was still on for the taking. The back row of Russ Gomersall, Craig

Barker and Jack Buttler were all getting around the park showing huge

commitment in the tackle area and also filtering into the back line

giving more options as runners. Yarnbury made hard yards and the ever

present Wayne Butterfield was on hand for an offload which he received

and crashed over the line with. 12-12.

Yarnbury needed to get ahead and almost did with some good hands and

Russ Gomersall making a great run down the field only for Stuart Wilson

to massively over- run the ball making the perfect pass look horrific as

it sailed straight into touch . Yarnbury let slip though and gave away a

soft try down to miss tackles and a poor defensive line. 12-17. from

this Yarnburys heads went down for a short period of time and Brods hit

back with another try, this time the conversion was successful and made

the full time score 12-24.

Yarnbury 3rd 0 v 47 Heath 2nds

From a full team with subs Yarnbury managed to muster only 14 men for this encounter

A much changed line up saw Jason Hall, Norman Vesty and Suanu Lebari making up the back row with TomDaniels and Graham Maycock in the backs. It was obvious from the word go that Heath had the bulk up front but this did not deter the Yarnbury pack who set about Heath like a pack of hounds on the hunt. The diminutive back row made up for the lack of size with some outstanding tackling, led by the revelation at open side Suanu Lebari. This frustrated everything that Heath tried to do and made for an interesting early exchange.

Unfortunate Heath had the technique and size in the scrum so even Yarnbury scrums became a Heath advantage. As the game progressed the forward power of Heath started to tell and Yarnbury leaked a few tries. Yarnbury simply could not secure enough ball for their backs to get going and on the odd occasion that we did secure ball it ended in a knock on or a loose pass.

The game continued with Heath keeping the scoreboard ticking over and Yarnbury slowly running out of gas. In the end Yarnbury were guilty of letting in at least three soft tries in which belied Yarnburys contribution to the game. The tenacity and aggression show by the makeshift back row was uplifting and throws some interesting names into the mix regarding selection. Man of the match by a country mile was Suanu Lebari.who relished the contact and terrorised any and every Heath ball carrier.

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