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Your News Clevedon 22 - Yatton 3

Yattons excessive age range in their team was visible against the local opposition but injuries picked up during the first few matches of the season are beginning to wear off and players who normally contend for 1st XV slots are in training again.

As has happened during the first 5 minutes of each game since the last Saturday in September, Yatton didnt begin to wake up until they found themselves 6 or 7 points behind. Catch-up rugby can be interesting but it seldom is successful and it is soul destroying for that teams supporters.

Clevedons first try came from a deserved element of luck and sloppiness in defence. The home side penalty conversion attempt flew wide by a country mile but the ploy worked because an alert follow up grounded the ball and conversion of the try was easier.

The second try for Clevedon came at the end of the first quarter when above the waist tackling was swatted off. Five minutes later an exchange of views took place as one seemingly high tackle to many needed discussion and the visitors lost the services of a player for ten minutes.

For the rest of the second quarter Yatton were off the bus and began to wake up to the fact that it was a real game and not a training session. Sam Osbornes drop goal deep in first half injury time showed his awareness and captured a modicum of points for Yattons attacks. The home side turning round on 12-3.

Within two minutes of the break Clevedons wing was given room with the lack of cover.

But despite the home sides beefy attacks they were held at bay until the 60th minute when essentially a blindside scrum and maul move powered over.

In the last quarter Yatton were frequently encamped five yards from Clevedons try line lacking only that decisive direction and killer move on tired legs. If only they could start as competitively as they finish.

This Saturday all will be forgiven if Yatton 1st XV can produce the goods in front of home supporters, against middle of the table St Ives. Vice Presidents lunch sponsored by Tony Mann of R V Mechanical at 1-30pm, Kick Off 3-00pm. The 2nds travel to Oldfield and the 3rds go to the home town of the 2009 F1 Champion Jenson Button i.e. Frome.

The 1st XV match will be preceded by the Langford Colleges annual fixture of Students v Ex-Students, Kick Off 12.00 noon

On Sunday Yatton Diamonds are home against the Forest of Dean side Cinderford. The Colts are scheduled for a League match against Chew. Under 15s meet St Marys at home and all other teams are training (because its half-term, already!).

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