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Your News Yarnbury 11 - Pocklington 22

Yarnbury welcomed back Captain and centre Ben Horner and always look stronger in the threequarters with their hard tackling captain at the helm.With leading tryscorer from last season Simon Threlfall back on the left wing and Mathew Atkins restored to second row the team had a more natural look about it from last season and so it seemed in the first 10/minutes or so as Yarnbury attacked with a strong cross wind away from the clubhouse with good forward momentum and backs moving the ball with menace and coming close to points without making the final ball count.Against the run of play Yarnbury wheeled the scrum near the 22 metre line and scrum half for Pock Ben Rees scored in the corner somewhat controversially when the scrum should have gone to the home side.

Undaunted by the setback Yarnbury took the play to the Pocklington line and after good quick hands from Ian Maycock and Ben Horner young centre Jason Avison wound his way through the Pocklington defence to touch down with two men hanging onto him whilst his momentum took him to the line.Mathew Atkins was bemused by a sin binning for foul play after 30 mins and Pock gathered a long Simon Tabb clearance kick and ran it back across the field passing a few despairing tackles from the Yarnbury cover after good ground from Pock Centre Neil Bennett fed winger Alex Lucas who sped in at the corner.The conversion was again missed.Full back Simon Tabb made the best of a penalty chance in the second quarterr of play to make it 8-10 at half time.

The second half started with a fortunate score from Pocklington Centre Mick Stringer after good forward play further reduced by Yarnbury Tabb penalty and going into the final quarter pushing for the win they needed the Yarnbury pack showed the stronger and had the Pock forwards creaking on their line on several occasions only for the final pass to go astray or the ball lost when the forwards were driving in near the try line.Frustrating at this stage when man of the match Jason Avison too quick ball from another Pocklington infringement and knocked on with the line looming for his winger Wayne Raynor and maybe this was why the winger later kicked away a good chance to put the Pocklington back line under pressure late in the game before they scored the match winning try from second row John Kinnell converted by centre Nick Bennett.A final score which flattered the away side who took their chances whilst Yarnbury spurned theirs.Nevertheless a great improvement and an interesting prospect awaits next Saturday at Knottingley!

Bradford and Bingley 2nds 46 Yarnbury Hornets 7


This was a first for the Horsforth Club and shows how far their young players have come over the last few seasons thanks to the commitment of the players and coaching staff and managers Paul Beardow and Martin Mercer taking on Yorkshire Second Team League favourites 'The Bees' who are a senior semi - professional club.With seven changes and captain Wayne Butterfield in the first team action.Yarnbury had a mixture of experienced players in Centre Danny Thompson returning after injury and new addition Jamie Dixon from Tynedale in action.Ian Burrows again captained the side with enthusiasm and back row pair Rob Clabby and Danny Price tackled their hearts out in an attempt to stop the Bees backs constant attacks.

No shame in the result as the senior side were far too experienced for a changed second team and just to make their mark scored a super try after Full Back Phil Davies was put away with a lot to do and rounded his opposite number to cross the whitewash and get up to make the conversion.The game finished with Yarnbury bent but not broken in spirit and something to work on for the return fixture.

Team Managers are desperately needed for 2nds,3rds and 4ths and anybody interested should get in touch with The Yarnbury Club or through the website (

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