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With the end of the rugby season approaching and other teams crying off from playing Yarnbury's strong lower sides this week it was left to Coach Bob Hoods scenior side who made their mark in Yorkshire 2 this season to provide the entertainment at Brownberrie Lane Horsforth.The side looked solid in its formation with specialist hooker Adam Reynolds starting eventually after an injury hit season and Northern Counties under 20's hooker,Paul Gregson,on the bench also after injury.Evergreen Ian Moule went to second row for Dave Gornell who was unavailable with James Barrett starting at No8 rather than substituting.

Both sides gave everything in the early exchanges testing each other out for an opening and Yarnbury were looking sharp and up for this crutial clash which cemented them in a lofty third spot in the league and Goole to certain relegation in defeat.Fly Half Stephen Riley pounced on a spilled pass by Goole Centre Cawood to feed his backs and they strode majestically down the pitch with fast hands to get leading scorer Simon Threlfall away and round the defence for the first try of the afternoon.Stephen Riley missing the conversion.

With the forwards srapping for every ball against an organised Goole front eight the flood gates could have opened but Goole were fighting for their existence and an organised maul in the Yarnbury half saw them trundle slowly to the Yarnbury line despite the Yarnbury forwards regrouping to try and stop the Goole momentum.Second Row Dave Walton touching down and Captain Adam Neal adding the conversion.Game on and credit to the away side.

Yarnbury forwards were not to be outdone and came roaring back up the field with breaks by James Barrett and Ian Moule and finally Andy Van Heal scoring under the posts and Steve Riley adding the extra's.Yarnbury made it 19-7 on the stroke of half time with a third try from the evergreen Ian Moule after great priessure from the pack with Adam Reynolds and his hard working props Richard Lister and Frank Pitchforth helping to secure excellent ball at the rucks.Ian Maycock was gained the important ball at number four in the line and it was all held together by the dependable wing forward Richard Longstaff.

In the second period Yarnbury destryed the Goole resistence led by Catain Stephen Riley looking as sharp as anytime this season and leading by example kicking out of defence to gain good hard yards and leading by example driving the ball in on numerous occasions ably assisted by Jimmy Lee at scrum half who was constantly bringing his pack back into the play after securing scrum ball.

Further tries followed by the Yarnbury backs and after several complex diagonal runs by winger Wayne Rayner they managed to get the ball to full back Elis Gomersall to score near the posts,followed closely by another backs try from Graham Maycock and a typical darting run saw the other centre Danny Thompson scythe through the defense.All three tries were converted by the Stephen Riley retiring from first team duty next season.

The substitutes were a key factor in this game with Paul Gregson coming on in the second half at hooker and immediately taking a ball against the head.Hos ability to turnover ball in the tackle has been sorely missed this season.Mark Dixon a Cumbrian scrum half has also added to the squad with his tireless efforts at the end of the season getting its reward and second row Dave Hunter adding valuable cover for the first team whilst gaining experience for the next season.

A fine display by Yarnbury to finish third in the league,only just missing out on promotion with a young locally based side and a smattering of players residing in the Leeds Area wanting to ply their wiles at a good standard of Rugby

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