Yatton rack up seven tries in the second half

PUBLISHED: 11:31 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 03 October 2018

Mitch Want

Mitch Want

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Yatton racked up seven tries in the second half to defeat Bristol Harlequins.

Yatton 64 pts

Bristol Harlequins 5 pts

Within seconds of the kick-off, centre Ben Bowyer forcefully broke through on the wing from Yatton’s 22 and flanker Dan Williams took over and collected the glory with Mike Gain converting in front the posts.

The visitors hit back and scored a try, but Yatton responded with good work by Josh Hullah setting up Ed Ryder to cross, converted by Gain.

A second half tally averaging one try every six minutes of play, all for Yatton, would give the impression of a one-sided affair, but Harlequins made Yatton work for every single point, even in the final minutes.

At the start of the half, wing Ben Bushell collected the final pass to touch down beneath the posts and 10 minutes later a desperate pass intended for a clearance kicker landed in the grateful arms of prop James Grimes who crossed under the posts.

Seconds later Edwards brought the score line to 38-5, but Harlequins kept pressuring.

It wasn’t until the last ten minutes of time and the result of taking against the head on an attacking scrum which gave Bushell the opportunity to race out of the blocks from his own try line as the ball was whipped alone the line.

With the score line at 45-5 it was Ed Ryder’s footballing skills at pace brought his second try. Both Mitch Want and Edwards then put on afterburners against tired legs to weave through and gather a try apiece; the team clocking up seven tries in the second half, Edwards tried to dropkick convert his own try but missed.

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