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Heat, slope and drilled opposition prove to be too much..

Last Saturday Yatton 1st XV continued their tough fixture list start to the new season with this game away against Brixham. The ground temperature at the 2-30pm Kick off was a muggy 24c, so it was more of a time for lying on the beach rather than playing rugby.

Having enticed players from as far away as Plymouth to beef up their team, it was quickly obvious that the home support were keen to see some tries at last and that the money was worth it. Yatton started with the slope advantage but it was the travelling centre Kyle Browne was broke through for Brixham and grounded the first ball.

Seconds later Yatton edged in front. Wing Chris Smeagol Edwards gathered a clearance kick near the touchline and returned it high with interest. His pace of follow-up surprised Brixhams defence as he won the ball and slip it to supporting Fly Half Nick Raymond. Sam Osborne slotted away the easy conversion to put the visitors in the lead after eight minutes.

Five minutes later Brixham regained the lead as their penalty conversion glanced over from an upright and Yatton lost the services of No 8 Justin Siedle through injury. Unfortunately for the visitors two long distant penalty attempts didnt bear fruit and questionable options in attacking line outs gave back the initiative to the home side. A few of Yattons failings were exposed but in the main their defence was sound. Brixham were lucky to add a converted try in the dying minutes of first half injury time bringing the score to 18-7.

With a reasonably comfortable lead and the slope now in their favour Brixhams speed and physicality was upped a gear for the second half. Their regimented signal in attack of hammer hammer, in contrast to Yattons quietness, resulted in two converted tries within the first ten minutes of the turnaround.

But after that onslaught Yattons doggedness dug in again only to be interrupted by a suspected neck injury in their front row and 40 minute delay for the ambulance. Re- energised by the delay Yatton mounted up the slope attacks of their own, rolling maul style, led by Neil Hynams voice. But the injury list was proving costly and deservedly Brixham finished off with a flurry of two more tries in the remaining five minutes.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV are at home to Paignton who come calling with their 21 stone Prop and last Saturdays win under their belt. Vice Presidents lunch at 1-30pm, Kick Off 3-00pm. The 2nds visit Weston Hornets and the 3rds also travel to Imperial.

On Sunday Yatton Diamonds are involved in the County trials for both Under 15s and 18s. The Colts are scheduled to play Stockwood Sharks as a league match. Under 15s boys are at home against Frampton as are the Under 13s who have visitors Thornbury. The Mini and Midis (boys and girls) have training.

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