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Your News Yatton 32 - Clevedon 15

Two minutes silence as a respect for the Remembrance Period preceded this league local derby. Yatton started very nervously, Clevedon had advantage of the wind and soon showed that their strength lay in their pack.

Against the run of play Yatton broke out and centre Tony Hill followed up a charge down, grounding the ball inches inside the dead ball line. Minutes later good hands in open play saw Hill dive over in the corner. Jon Shorney’s previous try conversion putting Yatton at 12-0 after eleven minutes.

But Clevedon’s confidence in the scrums was running high and three minutes later No 10 Ashley Vailes broke through unopposed from a scrum outside Yatton’s 22.

For the next 20 minutes both sides battled for possession, Clevedon developing their close quarter game and severely testing the home sides defence.

Jason Quick’s penalty conversion brought Clevedon closer and No8 Dave Rawles inevitable grounding of the ball from a 5 yard scrum, conversion by Quick, gave Clevedon the lead at 12-15 deep in first half injury time.

At 55 minutes a short pass at pace from an attacking scrum let Shorney in underneath the posts but, with each attempting the tackle, two Clevedon players clashed heads and after over five minutes of stoppage time Clevedon lost the valuable services of Vailes with a suspected fractured cheek bone.

Shorney’s conversion put Yatton back in the lead and push them further ahead with a penalty at 65 minutes.

Within minutes Yatton had a player yellow carded after apparently both sides had been warned for hands in the ruck.

With one man light Yatton managed another penalty conversion and in injury time, much to the approval of the home side support, a smuggled ball in Yatton’s 22 was slipped to rested wing Chris ‘Smeagol’ Edwards who had the last word by outrunning the opposition and would be tacklers to place the ball for an easy conversion.

The tense match finished with battling and gutsy Clevedon locked out inside Yatton’s 22.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV travel to third in the league Newton Abbot. For transport arrangements please ring YRFC Clubhouse 01934-832085 or 01934-838780.

Yatton 2nd XV face St Marys at Yatton Kick-Off 2-30pm. and Yatton 3rds are away to Old Sulians 2nd XV

On Sunday Yatton Under 17s face Avonmouth at home, the Under 16s travel away to North Bristol while the Under 14s also face Avonmouth at home. The juniors and minis all troop off to Gordano

Please Note – that the temporary rule requiring would be purchasers at the bar to be wearing a poppy, has now been lifted with many thanks f

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