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Your News Yatton 24 - Weston Hornets 11

Taking the opportunity to rest players from the punishing League schedule that has been every Saturday since the beginning of September, both sides faced up for what they knew was going to be a wet blustery Sunday afternoon. Weston Hornets started with the advantage of wind, rain and slight slope. With fresh legs on the already sodden ground Hornets were soon able to able to put the home side under expected pressure. Within the first ten minutes two kickable penalties were conceded and efficiently grabbed by the visitors.

Hornets power was in rolling mauls and kicking against the wind, as any form of defence or attack, often proved to be traitorous. Capitalising on scant procession shipped to the backline Yatton managed to claw their way into Hornets half, but for all the hard work they came away with nothing other than knowing that wind assisted clearance kicks had help the staunch opposition.

Five minutes before half-time Hornets, sensing that a 6 point lead would not be enough to go into the break with, mounted another all out pack lead attack. The heavens opened up with gale force horizontal rain which set a few car alarms going and was straight into the faces of Yatton for the second week running. The weather ruined any form of effective rugby for those vital minutes and both sides were lead into the changing rooms at the half-time whistle.

As the rain abated and with relatively warm dry hands Yatton were able to let loose in the back division. Good hands in open play, including a prop, but nobody knows what he really doing there, resulted in wing Glen Jones was cantering over in the corner.

Five minutes later again open play quick passing and having a long right arm was the key to centre Alex Blackwells try beneath the posts. The unerring boot of George Osborne added both conversions.

Still within the third quarter of the game, opposite wing Chris Smeagol-Edwardss individual try was conjured out of his hard grubber kick down the touchline and his determination to put on the after-burners as he outpaced defenders. George Osbornes difficult conversion gave the try the respect it deserved to the delight of wet, cold and ardent supporters.

But at 70 minutes Hornets proved that were not finished, taking advantage of a change in Yattons personnel, stand-in No 10 broke up field timing the pass to his wing who powered to the corner.

Two minutes later Sam Osborne retrieved 3 points from a penalty conversion in front the posts and clearance kicks during the remaining minutes, in the dying sun!, sent Yatton through, home and dry, so to speak, into the next round of the 2009-10 Somerset Blackthorn Cup.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV, in need of the points, face Torquay Athletic at home in the League. Kick off 2-30pm immediately after the 12-30pm hot sit-down followed by cheese and biscuits Vice Presidents luncheon. All members are reminded that Membership fees are now overdue no fee can mean no lunch and no service at the bar. The 3rds travel to Nailsea Backwell 2nds.

On Sunday Yatton Colts are due to meet Midsomer Norton in the League. Under 17s are at home against St Brendans. Under 15s away to Cotham Park. Under 13s stay at home against Dursley while the Minis and Midis are training.

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