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Your News Yarnbury 24 - Huddersfield YMCA 3

Yarnbury enrertained Huddersfield YMCA at Horsforth on Saturday with the same team that won an exiting encounter the previous saturday at Knottingley 25-20 in the league.The only change was speedy back row Bruce Johnson - Laird for the injured Andy Keegan.The bench again was strong with Mar Dixon and the returning Dr Johnny Moore as the replacement half backs and prop Richar Lister at props turn to rotate with his front row colleagues.From the start Yarnbury forwards showed their intent and the pressure was on the Huddersfield line with the pack securing good ball for the speedy backs and the pressure told with stand off Graham Maycock working a good move with James Avison and captain Ben Horner as the fol to send Yarnbury's ex colt over the line for a slick first try.James Avison has now scored in all his first team game this season.This one coming after 10 mins.Full back Simon Tabb converting.The line out was working superbly after good practice in training from coach Bob Hoods men and after strong forward pressure on the Huddersfield line french scrum half Cedric Lopez fed prop Andy Butterfield close in and he stretched for the line to touch down Simon Tabb missing with the conversion.Huddersfield to their credit were pressing in the second period but good tackling from the Yarnbury team with hooker Alex Bowden and flanker James Barrett and Bruce Johnson Laird helping with good tackles to keep the opposition away from the Yarnbury try line.An infringement for offside was all the opponents had to show for a first half dominated by Yarnbury from centre Gavin Stead and this was cancelled out by Simon Tabb to give a half time lead to Yarnbury 15-3.Winger Wayne Raynor was unlucky with a jinking run to the opposition line but was eventually brought down and the danger cleared.

The second half started with good line out work from the returning second row Ian Maycock after a long injury received in September with a deep cut from studs and he was matched by Dave Hunter,his second row partner who is giving the Horsforth side two balanced line out jumpers and a base for a solid scrum platform.A Graham Maycock punt to the Huddersfield 25 metre line led to indicision in the Huddersfield ranks and the ball popped up to Yarnbury full back Simon Tabb who greatfully accepted a popped pass from the Huddersfield winger Chris Beever to score under the posts and the full back converted his own try to put Yarnbury in a strong position with 20 mins remaing.

The try of the match was a memorable affair for Yarnbury pin -up winger Simon Threllfall.Ian maycock won a clean line out ball in the opponents half and scrum half Mark Dixon fed quick ball to stand off John Moore and Captain Ben Horned fed inside to the incoming wing .Simon was in full flow and beat three players in the 25 metre area to jink over the try line for a superb score to show how leathal Yarnbury backs can be with good controlled clean ball.Tabb converting.To finish off the scoring returning scrum half stole a Huddersfield ball from the back of the scrum to race 45 metres for the final touch down.A convincing win for Bob Hood and chairman of selectors Dave Hornby's men putting dsown a marker to the rest of the league that Yarnbury are a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.

Wharfedale 3rds 24 Yarnbury 39 - Yorks 2nd Team Merit Div 1.


What was expected by many to be a loss against a strong young disciplined Wharfdale side, turned out to be the perfect start for the stand-in captain and hooker Adam Reynolds.Yarnbury dominated the opening 10 minutes of play. Immaculate set piece ball and excellent work round the loose play from the back row trio of James Daffern, Jack Lambert and Joe Mills set the tone of the day for the Hornets pack. They were rewarded with a brilliant individual try by winger Chris Flowers, who had the Wharfdale pacemen in a panic for the entire 80 minutes. This was duly converted by stand-off Davies, who followed up with a penalty to give Yarnbury an early 10 point lead. Yarnbury then had to defend hard as the speed of the Wharfdale back line tested the Hornets defence, until it finally broke to allow a try which went unconverted. This set the tone for the rest of the 1st forty, with both teams running hard tight lines and some excellent off loading of the ball out of the tackle. It was the Hornets that came out on top at the half-time whistle, with further tries from Chris Flowers and outside centre Gary Smith. Wharfdale scored again before the half to leave the half time score 20-10.

The previous week against Sandal, the Yarnbury 2nd XV relaxed at their peril following the half time break, but that mistake was not to be repeated. The young side from Brownberrie Lane came out fired up, highlighted by some ferocious tackling across the entire pitch and strong runs from prop John Dodgson and inside centre Danny Thompson. It was Hornets that drew 1st blood in the final forty with a try from Phil Davies, who converted his own score from in front of the posts. This was followed up with a quick reply from the home side in the form of a converted try. However, Yarnbury didnt let their heads drop and scrum-half Tom Bowman set the wheels in motion for some sharp interplay along the Hornets back line, ending in a 2nd try of the day for Gaz Smith. Wharfdale replied once again as fatigue set in, the result of the frantic pace both teams were playing to.

However it was the Hornets who sealed the victory as Danny Thompson took an interception and showed a clean pair of heels to the chasing the Wharfdale backs to score in the corner. Davies added another two points from a tight angle to give Yarnbury a memorable away victory and leave the management back at HQ some serious headaches come selection on Thursday evening!

Bradford Salem 3rds 17 Yarnbury 19


With Moortown 2nds cryng off their Bradford fixture this was never going to be easy for Yarnbury as Bradford Salem had strong subs to call on.Yarnbury rose to the occasion and Captain and centre Stephen Riley rallied his team to a rousing win against heavier opponents.Ian spink at flanker did good work near the opponents line to pop a pass to veteran flanker Graham Riley for the first score and centre Mark Rodregiez scored the second wide out.In the second half Yarnbury went behind to a Salem try only for flanker Aldo Trapaneze to level at 10-10.

Joe Churnin converting and giving the lead to the Horsforth side and they won it with a final try and conversion from stand off Joe Churnin.

Yarnbury 4ths 12 Harrogate Vets 17


Huddersfield vets average age 600 years had a little too much experience for a strong Yarnbury side who had too many changes to show a settled pattern but fought hard with tries from N08 Mark Cooper again touching down along with colt Alex Clarke for two good tries and Louie Maccmurrough converting one.This game is set up for the eager return in the second half of the season.

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