Yatton convincingly beat Tor in Somerset Vase final

PUBLISHED: 14:37 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:37 30 March 2016

Yatton Rugby Club.

Yatton Rugby Club.


Yatton convincingly defeated Tor in the final of the Somerset Vase under the floodlights at Weston.

Yatton 62 pts

Tor 17 pts

Yatton convincingly defeated Tor 62-17 in the final of the Somerset Vase, held under the floodlights at Weston.

Yatton blazed off to a blistering start when Tom Moore added another score to his club try record within the opening 90 seconds and man of the match Ben Bowyer picked up his first of the encounter, while Charlie Harrison collected the two easy conversions.

Tor struck back with a well-drilled close quarter line-out and maul, grounded by Aaron Marshfield and converted by Dan Ferriday minutes later bringing it to 14-7.

However, Yatton’s solid scrums, and team effort, finished off by Chris Smeagol-Edwards, made sure that that score line was the closest Tor would come all night.

Yatton’s fourth try came on the 20 minute mark when No10 Nick Raymond cut through for Harrison to convert. Tor’s decision to convert a penalty, from within the 22, came as a surprise minutes later.

The celebration rugby continued when Moore collected a sweet off-load from

hooker Matt Johnson, the conversion put Yatton on 33 points after 33 minutes.

The tryfest for Yatton continued into the second half with Smeagol-Edwards collected two more tries and captain Nic Wakefield one.

With 10 minutes to go Ed Ryder-Smith hung on to the ball to touch down and flanker Matt Gooding barged his way over the try lineto give Lloyd Richardson an easy shot at the extra two points.

Tor’s Jack Burge sliced through from midfield to give his spirited side a converted try minutes before the final whistle.

Yatton’s big game of the season comes on Saturday, with their top of the table clash at home against second-placed Winscombe.

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