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Your News Yatton 16 - Brixham 16

Brixhams added pace and Yattons poor performance in the first half gave no indication of the possible final score.

Within minutes of the start a home side mistake was pounced on by the visitors and finished with first team debutante wing Guy Marlows try in the corner.

Yatton clawed back to take the lead after two penalty conversions toward the end of the first quarter. On the 30 minute mark a penalty conversion and a try 5 minutes later thanks to their effective and speedy back division put Brixham 13-6 ahead at halftime.

Yatton broke from their own 22 minutes after the break, wing Chris Smeagol-Edwards having made the ground, Tony Hill playing at outside centre finished off under the posts and took the conversion to put the scores level at 13-13.

But Yattons renewed confidence was countered by Brixhams ability to use the uncertain wind and at 55 minutes a gifted penalty in front the posts put the visitors in front again.

Minutes later Yatton levelled with a long range penalty from out wide as Brixham were made to falter in midfield.

With more the 15 minutes to go each side could see the possibility of victory but a Yatton penalty attempt was dragged wide by the wind and Brixhams drop goal failed.

5 minutes before full-time Yatton supporters celebration of a try was halted when looking up to see the referee emphatically signalling a forward pass.

Play became feisty later on and both captains were sent to the sin-bin representing their respective teams having been warned earlier. Yatton was awarded the resultant penalty but again the wind dragged the high ball inches wide. The final whistle went as Yatton were encamped on Brixhams try line with a long series of close quarter play.

This Saturday Yattons 1st XV are once again at home against 3rd placed Avonmouth who are aiming for the play-offs. Being the last league home match of the season it is also Presidents Day when President John Crew invites guests and all Vice Presidents to a pre match sumptuous lunch; his 1st Lady having dusted off her Mrs Beatons cookbook and produced her famously light pastry pie toppings.

The 2nds head off to Bath Old Edwardians and the 3rds travel to Avon 2nds.

On Sunday Yatton Diamonds are away to Ivel Barbarians. Under 14s are scheduled to have St Marys at Yatton and all the Mini sides hope that Minehead also arrive.

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