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Home > News > Yatton 20 - Bristol Harlequins 22
Your News Yatton 20 - Bristol Harlequins 22

Yatton Scorers- Tries S Hassell, G Osborne; Cons 2 G Osborne; Pens 2 G Osborne

‘Pack cohesion strikes back to nearly grab whole team victory’

An intense nail biting finish kept the large crowd glued to the end as the darkened evening came in.

After an exchange of opening kicks, Yatton’s penalty started the scoring but it was the power and immense weight of Quins tight head prop receiving a timed and pacey pass, 3 yards out, that gave them the lead after 15 minutes, which the visitors never lost.

The constant midfield battle showed there was nothing between the two sides but Yatton struggled for cover outside and the visitors No 8 crashed over 20 minutes after the first try having secured the territory down the wing.

But George Osborne’s second penalty kept Yatton in contention until, during first half injury time, a Quin’s wing cut along the touchline for their third try and a commanding lead of 6-15.

Despite end to end break aways neither side could succeed during the third quarter until minutes after the hour when fresh legs in the pack conjured a secure high speed driving maul from the oppositions 22 with hooker Stuart Hassell claiming the grounding, under the posts, and Yatton were within two points.

But stunned Quins swept back up field and there was no quarter given for supremacy on the corner of Yatton’s tryline. Eventually Quins centre was able to take the ball at pace and fight through for the vital fourth try, with less than ten minutes to go. Once again Yatton’s ambitions had been dented.

However the gutsy young side once again retrieved the difference when George Osborne’s individual try and conversion once again put them only two points behind.

Darkness came with time running out and, although chances came, it wasn’t to be for the second successive Saturday, with Yatton so frustratingly close and confidence growing.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV travel with renewed spirit to Cirencester while the 2nd XV remain at home to meet Wellington 2nds and the 3rds travel to St Bernadettes.

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