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Your News Yarnbury 17 - Bridlington 19 (including club round up)

Yarnbury arguably saved their best team performance for this match and were unjustly defeated virtually with the last play due to unfortunate set of injuries.Against a strong Bridlington side who recently recruited two further South Africans giant no8 Sundejia Nylovu and full back Zoudo Siswemi from Natal Sharks academy to bolster their charge away from relegation zone.In a season littered with bad luck and dismay at the points deduction the last thing coach Bob Hood needed was to be without another two influential forwards through last minute injuries to second row Ian Maycock and No8 Joe Mills with Dave Hunter coming off the bench and Yorkshire under 20's Adam Malthouse agreeing to play at No8 even though he had a Yorkshire appearence booked the following day.

These problems aside Yarnbury took the charge to Bridlington knocking them back at every opportunity to thoroughly dominate the first half in the mist.Time and again Bridlington tried to get both backs and forwards running ,particularly the elusive Nylovu but he was knocked down by the dominant Yarnbury forwards hunting as a pack and the tackling of Danny Thompson and Jason Avieson stiffled all attacks.Wingers Elis Gomersall and Chris Flowers made strong runs and caught all the high balls following Mark Dixon's captains lead at full back who was always looking to catch,run and spread the play in an effort to get his backs moving.Stand Off John Moore showed a few deft touches and this resulted in maybe 80% territorial play for Yarnbury in this first half finished off in splenid style by the back row Bruce Johnson Laird after mammoth pressure on the Bridlington pack by the Yarnbury forwards resulted in the forwards twisting and turning to the line for the wing forward to ground the ball.Jason Avieson hit the crossbar with the long conversion to leave honours with Yarnbury at thye break.

Yarnbury went further ahead from the kick off with good ball worked outr right for pacy Chris Flowers to go in out wide and get near enough to the posts for Avieson to convert.This certainly rocked Bridlington into action for Centre Ben Johnson to score after good rolling mauls from the Brid pack.Again from the restart the ball was caught out wide by Adam Malthouse and passed inside to scrum half Oliver Cashman who beat three men before touching down and giving Yarnbury a 17-5 lead on 60 minutes.Bridlington looked a beaten side at this stage judging by the comments and body language and were only playing for pride.However,Coach Bob Hood had to take off young 17 year old Adam malthouse to save him for the Yorkshire under 20's game on Sunday and this was coupled with bad injuries to both influential wingers Chris Flowers and Ellis Gomersall meant a re-organisation in the backs and in the scrum which handed the advantage to a rejuvenated Bridlington side who get a sniff of a changeround and took it with a second try coming from a pushover and centre Ben Johnson scoring a second late on and converting to steal the win.

Yarnbury were deemed hard done by again in an eventful season but the players spirit and fair play from both sides made this a very entertaining encounter.

Leodensiens 2nd XV 5 - Yarnbury Hornets 26

The Hornets continued their recent run of good form making this three wins in three games in 2010. Four changes in personnel from last week with John White coming in at prop, Ian Burrows at Lock and Aldo Trapanese into the back row. The only change in the backs being the returning Nathan Benton at Scrum half.

The Hornets maintained the current trend of scoring very early in the game with Laurence Smith scoring a try with only four minutes on the clock. A good solo effort finished off with an audacious side step to leave the full back prone on the ground. Phil Davies slotted the conversion making the score 0-7 lead.The Leodiensian side grew to the challenge and spent the next 20 minutes pressing the Yarnbury line. Only stout defending by the men from Horsforth kept Leos from crossing the try line for such a long period, until finally with twenty five minutes on the clock their resistance was broken. Following an attempted clearing kick to touch the Leodiensian left winger set off on a mazy run and left the entire Yarnbury side in his wake, crossing the line with barely a hand laid upon him. With the conversion missed Yarnbury held a narrow lead 5-7.With the stern words of skipper Adam Reynolds still ringing in their ears the Hornets went straight on the attack from the restart. Laurence Smith at stand off crossed the goal line but somehow spilled the ball before the touchdown.Having squandered this chance the score remained 5-7 at half time.

The Hornets built their lead steadily through the first half hour of the second half with Phil Davies scoring three penalty goals on 45, 60 and 70 minutes to make the score 5-16 with ten minutes remaining. Davies was also the man to notch the first try of the second period. With clean possession secured by the mobile Yarnbury forwards Davies held the ball for just the right amount of time before changing his angle of run and injecting pace to break the defensive line. He finished the chance with a stunning side step leaving the beaten fullback floundering on the ground.The conversion was missed and the score moved on to 5-21.Tom Bowman scored the last points of the game with a kick and chase after good work from captain Anam Reynolds. Final Score 5-26.

With the late trys the scoreline fails to represent the real test that was posed by the Leodiensian team. Their larger front eight had long spells of dominance and a massive effort was needed to repel them. Tough tackling also from the Yarnbury backs contributed to nullify numerous attacks from a competitive Leos side.

Yarnbury 3rds 7 - 14 Leodensian 3rds

Simon Gammon scored the try for Yarnbury with a Nick Antonelli conversion.Leodensian forwards were the difference with two converted tries.The first a pushover and second penalty try for a collapsed sacrum.

Leodensian 4ths 5 - 34 Yarnbury Nomads

Yarnbury won an open game through their youngsters with Alex Crowther scoring a brace from scrum haplf the star of the show backed up by winger Mick Baker,full back Pete Macarthy and debutant college student Joe Pernell getting on the scoresheet.leodensians had the bigger forwards but Yarnbury the speed and youthful exuberance.

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