Yatton play their part in entertaining defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:43 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:43 13 January 2016

Yatton Under-12s.

Yatton Under-12s.

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Yatton Under-12s lost an entertaining match against Old Bristolians, with both sides contributing to an excellent game of rugby.

With both the planned and the back-up fixtures cancelled due to the weather, Yatton Under-12s travelled to The Downs at Clifton in search of opposition and played a fantastic game of rugby against Old Bristolians.

The opening minutes were made up of continuous play as both sides looked to gain the advantage. Yatton competed in all aspects of the game with good attacking running, support at close quarters, driving mauls and rucks and some tremendous tackling.

The first score could easily have been by either team, but in the end it was Old Bristolians who broke through the gain line and crashed over to score. There was more aggressive, driving rugby by both teams and the standard of the handling was remarkable given the conditions, but Old Bristolians scored again to lead 2-0 at the break.

A slightly shorter second half was no less entertaining. Both teams were looking to run with the ball, but Yatton were possibly held up more in the tackle. That said, some of their driving mauls were brilliant as they marched the ball up the pitch. Unfortunately, Yatton were unable to make the most of this momentum and shift the ball out wide and it was Old Bristolians who scored the only try of the half to take the win at 3-0.

Nailsea Under-11s hosted Clevedon in challenging conditions and ran out comfortable winners.

This was the second meeting of the season for the teams and they were both evenly matched.

Through quick hands and outstanding rucking, Nailsea eventually opened the scoring courtesy of AJ McCarthy in the corner. Clevedon quickly responded with a well-worked try from turnover ball.

Nailsea started to control the game with their clever passing and as a result were able to score a further 10 tries with two apiece for Josef Jefffey, Sam Chidzey and Dan Hill, with man of the match Jamie Wood scoring an impressive four tries.

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