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Your News Barton Hill 19 - Yatton 16

Yatton Scorers - Try G Osborne Con G Osborne Pens 3 G Osborne

Momentary lack of effective cover costs away win

Low bright across pitch sunlight and a bitterly cold gusty wind up the field started this game on the roller coaster pitch surface.

Within the first few minutes the referee was emphatic and after a short lecture to both Captains issued the teams with a red card apiece, after he adjudged that both sides had more than faced up to each other.

With an awkward wind in their favour visitors Yatton took full advantage of the consecutive penalty conversions offered during the opening 20 minutes.

Half an hour in Barton Hill were playing to their strengths with pick and drive tactics and a constant relay of attacking scrums and line outs in Yattons 5 yard area, but stubbornly Yattons pack legally resisted. It was only after two scrums and four line outs, to the attacking number two jumper, that Yattons guard slipped with a technical infringement in the red zone. The missing player gave Barton Hill their chance and they came away with a converted try to give them a slender lead.

George Osbornes unerring accuracy, with the weight of the ball, put the visitors back in front during first half stoppage time, with the conversion of a halfway line penalty.

At 50 minutes Barton Hill were back infront after their wing had been allowed a pacey free run down the touchline from halfway followed by an excellent conversion.

As the mid field battled continued Chris Edwards break and George Osbornes handing off run through the oppositions 22, to cut in under the posts, gave him an easy conversion and travelling supporters briefly celebrated.

With the score back in Yattons favour of 14-16 and 20 minutes to go concentration was needed but Barton Hills No8, with deceptive pace and surprising nimble toes, was able to run directly through weak cover in open play. Although the conversion attempt failed the 3 points difference could not be retrieved as stalemate continued until the darkening night set in.

Although a bonus league point was a disappointing result for the players they had shown that, despite midweek drafted in replacements, the 1st XV can more than match intimidating others at this level.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV are at home to face Bristol Harlequins. Before the game will be the regular Vice Presidentssit down hot meal and dessert. This weeks sponsors are Yeo Valley Lions. Various YRFC Memberships are still available some of which include discount on bar prices. The 2nds travel to Castle Cary (who popped into YRFC last Saturday for a drink) and the 3rds are away against Old Redcliffians 4th XV (but will return for the sponsored charity Head Shave).

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