Yatton hit back in the second half to defeat Cirencester

PUBLISHED: 14:42 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 April 2017

Mitch Want.

Mitch Want.

Archant

Yatton came from behind and gave a magnificent second half performance to defeat Cirencester.

Yatton 47 pts

Cirencester 26 pts

Yatton came from 7-21 down against Cirencester to run out winners, with an excellent second half performance.

Like the home side, Cirencester had gained promotion last season but were condemned to relegation when Yatton secured the double over them in this glorious weather before the Easter Bank Holiday.

However, the ardent Yatton supporters were made to wait before they could be sure of their celebration.

From a sloppy start for Yatton, Cirecencester’s kick-off was not safely gathered and they were a penalty up within the opening seconds. Yatton pinned the visitor’s within their own 22 and superior scrummaging led to No 8 Kyle Vickery’s confident grounding of the ball, converted by Jack Edwards.

But with Yatton taking wrong options, Cirencester surged ahead with two penalties and two tries to lead 21-7 at the break.

After the break, good work by Mitch Want set up Charlie Wemyss or a try, converted by Edwards, within the first minute, but the visitors hit back immediately with a try just two minutes later.

Yatton were beginning to settle and Edd Ryder-Smith’s converted try edged back some difference with the tenacious Want collecting the bonus point fourth converted try.

Yatton had collected three converted tries within the first 10 minutes of the half giving themselves a slender lead of 28-26 and the confidence of knowing that early game errors had surely been shaken off.

On the hour, centre Ben Bowyers’ converted try increased the lead as the pack secured and threatened. Full-back Liam Chambers deceptive pace brought the fifth converted try and although Cirencester, to their credit battled on, and launched further explorations into Yatton’s 22 it was prop James Grimes who finished off the scoring, unfortunately Edwards spoilt his 100 per cent conversion rate as tired legs slew the ball wide on the final whistle.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:52

Clevedon closed the gap on league leaders Bath by one point as both sides saw their matches abandoned by the wet weather.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:51

Nailsea 2nd XI fell well short in their run chase at home to Timsbury.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:51

Blue Flame Cricket Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gathering at the pub in Nailsea.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

Cleeve lost their latest league match at home to Bedminster.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

Claverham were soundly beaten by Keynsham to keep the North Somerset side battling against relegation.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

Backwell Flax Bourton gained maximum points in a top of the table clash against Bradley Stoke.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:47

A team comprising of Clevedon 20:20 Community League players were successful in a match played against the Misfits.

Read more
Tue, 17:26

Ashton & Backwell United gave a good showing against higher opposition, losing by just one goal to Mangotsfield.

Read more
Tue, 17:25

Nailsea & Tickenham enjoyed a 2-2 draw against close neighbours Clevedon Town in a pre-season friendly.

Read more
Tue, 17:25

Clevedon are just one match away from reaching the national finals at Leamington in the Top Club competition.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications