Yatton overpower Barbarians and run in 19 tries
PUBLISHED: 12:21 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:21 19 September 2018
Yatton ran in 19 tries against a gallant Bristol Barbarians side before the referee called time after an hour’s play.
Yatton 129 pts
Bristol Barbarians 0 pts
Yatton had a number of players unavailable for this fixture, so the side that took the field included four of last season’s colts - Ben Bushell, Ross Henderson, Will Lee and Joe Bell, with Henderson and Lee making their 1st XV debuts.
This youthful side put Bristol Barbarians to the sword, running in 19 tries before the referee called time on the game on the hour.
Barbarians fulfilled the fixture without their full complement of players, and full credit must go to their never-say-die attitude which saw them competing right up to the final whistle.
Yatton, however, were never tested in this one-sided match and uncontested scrums and token resistance provided the framework for Yatton to run through some moves from the training ground.
Pre-season fitness work was also in evidence with lock Nick Wakefield rampant in the loose, as were captain Ollie Hardwidge and fellow forwards Tom McMaster and Kerry Brimblecombe - breaking tackles and carrying strongly all afternoon.
Special mention also to centre Ben Bowyer who ran some great lines and could easily have added to his five tries in a man-of-the-match performance.
Yatton’s tries came from: Ben Bowyer (5) including a hat-trick in the first 12 minutes, Liam Chambers (3), Tom McMaster (3), Lewis Hynam, Kerry Brimblecombe, Ben Bushell, Nick Adams, Robbie Riddick, Ross Henderson, Jack Edwards and James Grimes, with Jack Edwards, sporting a pair of fluorescent boots slotting 17 conversions.
Cheddar 2nds 7 pts
Yatton 3rds 33 pts
Yatton 3rd XV were delighted to have several colts making their senior debuts and what a difference they made.
Yatton played as the dominant side throughout the game with tries from Luke Robinson, Joe Shepherd, Sam Jarvis, Simon Wright and man of the match Billy Mackay, with Stu Brain kicking four conversions.
It was not all plain sailing for the visitors as Cheddar battled hard to avoid a whitewash and managed this with a try of their own close to the end.