Yatton out-muscled by Winscombe

PUBLISHED: 14:41 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:41 11 March 2015

Owen Howell.

Owen Howell.


Yatton were out-muscled by second in the league Winscombe in this local derby.

Yatton 10 pts

Winscombe 31 pts

IN THIS eagerly-awaited local derby, the young Yatton side were too often allowed to be out-muscled against a Winscombe side, who knew how to spoil when needed.

When half-time came, after a stuttering first 40 minutes, Yatton lost the advantage of the breeze on being behind them. They had just managed to draw level thanks to Charlie Wemys bulldozing try in the corner, after a series of highly contested five-yard scrums.

Charlie Harrison precision crafted conversion brought the score line to 10-10, indicating that any little advantage for either side was going to be important.

But Yatton had their chances in the visitors’ 22 until an interception set up Winscombe for a converted try.

With wind assisted clearance kicks minutes later, Winscombe’s ability and pace in rucking and spoiling mauls brought their third try and conversion, leaving a hill to climb for the home side.

Winscombes fourth try five minutes before the whistle hid the fact that it had been an even midfield battle for most of the game, but second in the league Winscombe had demonstrated why they have remained in that position for most of the season.

Steve Pugh’s conversion for Winscombe was slotted away from far out, but Yatton finished on Winscombe’s tryline, yet again, in the dying minutes.

Frome 3rd XV 82 pts

Yatton 3rd XV 7 pts

ARRIVING late as the bus driver got lost and an injury-riddled team, made no excuse for the heavy defeat.

The bottom line was that Frome were too good for Yatton on the day. Commendably, Yatton never gave up and their only try was from Liam Bishop, who along with man of the match Callum Bliss-Climbo, worked tirelessly all afternoon.

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