Yatton speed to convincing home victory

PUBLISHED: 11:54 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 04 October 2017

Ben Bowyer.

Ben Bowyer.

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Yatton sped to victory thanks to three early tries over Old Richians.

Yatton 57 pts

Old Richians 33 pts

From the start, at five minute intervals, Yatton sped into a three converted try start, running as a convincing winners.

Flanker Tom McMasters grounded from a five-yard scrum, followed by centre Tom Moore cutting through and then scrum-half Lloyd Richardson’s cheeky break from a line-out, with Richardson converting all three.

But at 20 minutes, Stroud struck back and converted two tries of their own within 10 minutes. Seconds from the restart, hooker Charlie Wemyss grounded from a maul for the home side to pick up a bonus point try and within minutes Moore collected his second.

On the half-time whistle, Stroud converted their third try to keep them in contention at 33-21. Stroud tested Yatton’s five-yard scrum defence straight from the kick-off, but breaking back downfield it was wing Ryan Thorpe who collected Moore’s pass and finished under the posts.

As the end-to-end game continued and at 50 minutes, the visitors converted their fourth try from far out to make it 40-28 and the visitor’s bench had thoughts they could sneak a win, but that was until Thorpe crossed over and ran behind to give Richardson an easier kick.

With flanker Chris Waldron invariably collecting the restart, punching through and offloading, Yatton looked convincing. Three minutes later, centre Ben Bowyer powered over and Richardson converted, dashing any hopes for Stroud at 54-28.

Yatton replaced No 10 Mich Want with Pete Quinn to give him chance to hone his fly-half skills.

But the travellers were playing for pride until the end and deservedly collected their fifth try, against Yatton’s eight, during the last minutes. Lloyd Richardson converted the easy gift of a penalty in front the visitor’s posts at full-time.

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