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Yatton Scorers - Try C Edwards, M Harris ; Con J Bale

‘Disrupted Yatton look lost against Drill and Determination’.

Gordon League’s determination to put behind them their previous week’s heavy defeat was very event especially when playing up the slope in the second half.

Meanwhile Yatton, who had been forced to make four changes hours before the kick-off, never seemed to really get ‘off the bus’.

With advantage of the slope, League were on the boil immediately but succumbed to knock-ons and were adjudged held up several times on Yatton’s try line.

But midway through the first half two tries and conversions, within four minutes of each other, seemed to signal no way back for the visitors.

However when one of Yatton’s long range clearance kicks bounced right and found touch, they were up the hill and into the home sides 22. Always mercurial wing Chris Edwards received an early pass and cut through to touchdown. Jonathan Bale collected the extras with a well struck ball in tricky wind conditions. Things then looked more promising for the travelling side but at the end of the half League were again ‘held up’ and eventually slotted away a penalty conversion turning around at 17-7.

If Yatton thought that things would be easier down the slope in the second half they were made to think again. Within 10 minutes League, supporting each other with close quarter, quick passing running rugby, were a penalty and a try and conversion further away. At 60 minutes another converted try for the, apparently frequently injury prone, home side sounded the inevitable outcome.

But with due credit dogged Yatton kept battling away and, although with a seemingly shapeless team behind him, Skipper and centre Mike Harris looped around to take back his own pass and grounded in the corner.

The un-erring accuracy of Gavin Rea’s boot said the last word for his home side with a penalty conversion deep in injury time, on the final whistle.

Next Saturday Yatton’s 1st XV face up to old favourites Bristol Harlequins at home while the 2nd XV travel down the M5 to meet exalted Bridgwater 2nd XV. The 3rd XV pop over to Nailsea Backwell’s 2nd XV to see if they can make up for the defeat of their colleagues in the 2nds, who were defeated by Nailsea Backwell’s 1sts last weekend.

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