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Your News Dinnington 10 - Yarnbury 3 (including full club round up)

The usual storm filled conditions prevailed on an exposed pitch at Dinnington near Worksop for this return fixture.With Dinnington in the bottom two teams and facing relegation and Yarnbury settled in the top four with little to play for this was always a must win for the home side and it was reflected in them bringing back their strongest team from all over South Yorkshire.With a big pack led by Mark Pinder and ex Rotherham first teamer Dean Lax back in the threequarters Dinnington were desperatley trying to stop in this league and with a gale force wind sweping across the pitch and horizontal rain following it was always going to be a difficult game for players,officials and supporters alike/Yarnbury even left prop Adam Pike with the second team as a regular they needed to maintain their push for that merit table lead.

Yarnbury controlled the first 30 minutes or so with the help of Dinnington pack's incessent talking back to the referee who had no hesitation in giving extra yards to Yarnbury penalties.However,passing was impossible in this gale and the ball was either knocked on,lost or kicked backwards in the conditions with no play of note reported in this period.

Richard Longstaff was in the thick of some agressive rucking from both sides against his former teamates and no quarter was given by either set of forwards with the backs interested bystanders for most of the half.Simon Tabb converted a good penalty hooking the ball over the bar from close range and judging the swirling wind well to give Yarnbury an early lead but they could not capitalise in the conditions.

The half closed with a push over try to Dinnington scored by scrum half Tom Baker after Yarnbury No8 Ian Moule was sin-binned for going over the ball and the resulting scrum saw Yarnbury pack slide backwards to the extra men of Dinnington.

In the second half Dinnington scored a try down the slope from their centre after confusion in the Yarnbury defence and the pack was a little lightweight when the substitutions came and back row James Barrett manfully took on second row duties from Ian Maycock although it was not his recognised position.Hooker Adam Reynolds went on at wing forward and debutant Mark Nixon at Scrum half with the tireless Jimmy Lee moving to fll back at the expense of winger Wayne Rayner.

Frankly the conditions spoilt what should have been an entertaining competition and even the referee was glad to get a warming cup of tea in the clubhouse afterwards!

Yarnbury Hornets 29 pts Dinnington 5 pts


The Hornets were too strong for Dinnington under the captaincy of second row Wayne Butterfield who with the help of Team Managers Paul Beardow and Martin Mercer have seen this young team grom into a force to be reckoned with in Yorks 2 second team merit league.So much so they warmed up for Wednesday nights clash (KO 6.30 pm) with Airebronians first team with an impressive display against Dinnington second string with Centre Rob Pound playing his best game of the season with some strong running and sound tackling.

Try scorers for Yarnbury were Simon Threlfall,Rob Pound John Bramham and Phil Davies with Joe Churmin converting three opportunities.

The local area will be crowding into Yarnbury ground on Wednseday Evening for the local derby clash between The Hornets and Airbronians Ist XV for the first round of The Aire Wharf Cup.

Ripon 3rds 20 pts Yarnbury 3rds 0 pts


Yarnbury travelled to Ripon to play a hastily arranged pool game against a strong mixed Ripon XV. The prospect of playing a 1st team pitch is always good and gives a chance for the younger players to show their speed and skill. Nature however has a way of spoiling all plans by allowing us to play in persistent rain and strong winds. Ripon had the upper hand as their forwards were much bigger and played the conditions well. Yarnbury put up a brave fight and made Ripon work for their points. The forwards tried to run the bigger Ripon forwards around the pitch and succeeded in making good ground and field position but could not turn this into points. All players played remarkably well in the conditions, special mention should go to debutant hard tackling centre Mark Rodriguez and Joe Walsh who added a bit of speed to the pack.

Yarnbury Veterans Competition at Horsforth


Five teams took part in the annual veterans tornament taking place at Horsforth on Satyurday with Yarnbury RUFC as the host team welcoming Harrogate RUFC,Blues and Royals from Lonfdon,Phil Addy All Stars and Castleford Veterans.

Yarnbury Colts v Selby Colts - Walkover


Huddersfield lost to Otley today 38 - 22, this means Otley have finished their league games and sit top of the league on 40 points.

Huddersfield gained a bonus today and have 36 points after 10 games.

Yarnbury Colts have 35 points after 10 games and must play Huddersfield and Harrogate before the end of the season.If we win both games, we win the league even without bonus points.

So its a must win win situation for the title assuming we have the points from todays pull out by Selby.

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