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Yarnbury 3
Roundhegians 2
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - Yorkshire Merit League - Northern League Full time

Yarnbury v Roundhegians

Good Yarnbury Win

After a disappointing result against North Ribb last week where a conversion with the last kick of the game handed Yarnbury their first home loss of the season. This week the thirds were keen to make amends with all 3 of the leadership team staying in on a Friday in preparation… apparently it’s classed as staying in if you are home before 7.30pm… no matter what time you went out…
This week the 3rds welcomed Roundhegians to Brownberrie lane team changes included the return of Tom ‘The Whopper’ Bowman for his first appearance of the season & apparently it’s been a long cricket season/finally ran out of excuses.
With a strong wind behind Yarnbury in the first half we were keen for a strong start and to fully take advantage, the inspirational team talk was had and before we knew it we were 10-3 down. Ideal!
The first half was a fairly tight affair with Roundhegians big runners causing lots of trouble for the Yarnbury defence, however after a perfectly executed blind side move from the scrum it allowed Dan Stevo a relatively unopposed dart into the corner.
Nobody quite believed that Mog had a quiet Friday night, there was further head scratching as a high kick from Roundhegians was completely misjudged by the full back, much to the amusement of the loyal supporters, it’s as if they knew what was going to happen as one shouted ‘mogs dropped this’ ever the gent, he kindly obliged. Scrum down, Roundhegians put in
Further pressure allowed Sam big un to go crashing over from a tap close to the Roundhegians try line & on the half time whistle Steve Moreton managed to grab one in the corner. Unsure about the conversions, but pretty sure Pete McCarthy missed them all.
The second half brought a few changes and the fresh legs started to cause the tiring opposition some trouble. Chris Denton was superb in the loose managing to break the line on numerous occasions and pass to Pete McCarthy who had half the field to go, en route he overheard the opposition shout ‘someone has to catch him surely’ but the prop, sorry I mean centre, managed to reach the try line and converted his own try.
Further miracles included Mog asking to come back on and play compared to the usual, ‘I’ll have a breather, let the young lads play’ & ‘how long left sir?’ Upon returning to the field, the inevitable happened and the dreaded hamstring went. Moral of the story? Don’t stay in on a Friday night!
Constant pressure allowed further tries from Steve ‘the brace’ Morton and Fozzy, who on debut carried well and managed to disappear before the dreaded 2 pint pot afterwards.
Steve Rileys heroics of a few weeks ago, where a last minute drop goal won the game against Morley, were soon forgotten as a perfect pass out wide was caught by their centre and under the posts he went.
Dan Stevos new investment, a shiny pair of ‘wingers’ boots are working wonders & within the closing stages managed to complete his hat trick and as he kindly reminded the first team coach all Saturday evening has now scored five try’s in two matches.
Roundhegians never gave up and constant pressure led to a last minute try under the posts.
Final score Yarnbury 52 – 17 Roundhegians

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Morley 3 16 71
2. Yarnbury 3 16 60
3. Ossett 2 15 57
4. Moortown 3 13 53
5. West Park Leeds 2 17 53
6. Harrogate Pirates 13 46
7. Selby 3 14 42

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