Spirited Yatton close to upset at Minehead

PUBLISHED: 14:54 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:54 11 February 2015

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A poor start by Yatton saw them concede two early tries away at Minehead.

Minehead 21 pts

Yatton 15 pts

ON A DRY, bitterly cold day, Yatton leaked two tries within the opening minutes, while the reformed side was ‘still on the bus.’

With three debutant Colts drafted into the side and five others from the club’s two supporting senior sides, Yatton managed to consolidation. Minehead converted a further penalty, before Charlie Harrison replied with three points.

Minutes before half-time, Lewis Hynam found space to break through and touch down, while back at home, on the other side of the county, his father Neil was leading his forwards and scoring his own try, as he commanded Yatton’s 2nd XV to a 32-7 victory.

After the break, Minehead stretched their lead with an opportunist try, but minutes later, Yatton, with the slope advantage, swept down the field and Tom Moore got his chance to cross over, with Harrison making sure of the conversion.

With Yatton trailing by only three points, an unexpected victory looked a distinct possibility, but on the hour Minehead’s penalty stretched it to six points. Shortly after, Yatton squandered the chance of an almost certain try from a maul which crossed through the red zone.

A Minehead player received a yellow card, but the home side were relieved to hear the final whistle.

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