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10
MAR

The final score line flattered 3rd in the League St Ives as they clinched a win against 3rd from the bottom Yatton. Yatton had to make nine changes for this clash and again couldn’t include a recognised kicker of the dead ball.

The long distance surfers showed their intent from the start and were gifted an easy penalty. However Yatton’s forward were also out to provide a warm welcome and it was only St Ives tough try line defence which avoided early home side points.

Toward the end of the 1st quarter the visitors had worked their way up to Yatton’s try line and spilled ball allowed St Ives No 8 Tom Outram the opportunity to pounce and give Carl Martin another easy conversion.

On the half hour Yatton had swept back to St Ives try line and again attacking pick & drives were frustrated. Eventually the alert flanker Liam Broad grabbed the quick penalty and spun beneath the posts. Alan Walters conversion putting Yatton back in contention.

The yellow carding of St Ives No6 gave the home side chance to gain some superiority but the decision to attempt a long range penalty conversion inevitably failed and Yatton didn’t capitalise.

Turning around at 7-10 Yatton grew in confidence with the developing front row three causing problems for the no longer so confident visitors. During the third quarter each side tested the others try line and Yatton failed to land another penalty conversion which would have brought them level. From the drop out St Ives wind assisted kick down the slope resulted in an easy penalty for them.

In the remaining ten minutes St Ives had three more penalty opportunities, as chances were taken, but they only converted one and in the dying seconds No6 Louis Stevens was adjudged to have grounded after breaking off from another pick & drive tussle. Martin’s conversion went over on the final whistle giving the surfers some degree of what was expected in the final result but also appreciating that Yatton with a kicker and experienced backs could well have changed the outcome.

This Saturday Yatton’s 1st XV travel to Walcot in their league schedule; The 2nds are in their League at home to Bristol Harlequins and the 3rds have an away-day ‘social - day’.

On Sunday the scheduled matches are the Under 14’s at home to Frampton while all the Juniors and Mini’s travel to Avonmouth.

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