Yatton gain revenge for a second time

PUBLISHED: 15:03 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:03 04 March 2015

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Yatton gained revenge against a Bristol side for the second time in two weeks, for an earlier defeat in the season.

Old Redcliffians 2nd XV 19 pts

Yatton 35 pts

FOR THE second week running, Yatton 1st XV gained revenge against a Bristol side, for an earlier defeat in the season.

With the advantage of the slope and slight breeze, it took Yatton 14 minutes to get out of their half and minutes later, Old Reds took the lead with a try.

But as the two packs battled for the midfield, Charlie Harrison landed his first penalty on offer for Yatton, from long distance.

On the half-hour, an Old Reds player received a yellow card and Yatton had their chance. Quick ball from a scrum saw flanker Dan Williams touch down and Harrison’s conversion put Yatton in the lead.

Harrison’s second penalty at the turnaround whistle stretched the advantage to 5-13.

After the break, two tries within minutes of each other stunned the home side. The first was created by the pack and the breaking power of Charlie Wemys, with Tom Moore scoring for a converted team try.

The second try was by wing Freddie Blanks, who had waited until his parents arrived just after the break.

With the visitor’s now in front by 20 points, Old Reds hit back with a converted interception try, but 10 minutes later Harrison kicked another penalty.

With eight minutes to go, Yatton were given a warning as the Old Reds pack bulldozed through for a converted try, but it was full-back Liam Chambers who had the last word as he sold a dummy with support on his shoulder to cross over, picking up the bonus try, converted by Harrison.

This Saturday Yatton 1st XV entertain second in the league Winscombe for what, no doubt, will be a nail-biter.

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