Sat 29
1st XV
L Hemming (2)
L May (2), S Preece, L Hemming, R Jones
L Hemming (3)
Cents keep up the pressure at the top of the table

Cents keep up the pressure at the top of the table

By Stan Fritchley
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Cents extend unbeaten run with another clinical performance against a stubborn Yatton side.

Cents extended their unbeaten run with another clinical performance against a spirited Yatton fifteen.
Yatton turned up at Cents with perhaps the youngest side they have fielded in recent times and to their credit they made the home side work hard for this expected victory.As with all the teams in the Western Counties North league,you have to work hard for your victories nothing can be taken for granted.
Old Cents led 16-3 at half time through tries by Lewis May and Sam Preece.Lewis May's try came about after he chased up his neat chip towards the visitors line and Sam's try was a rarity for Old Cents as it came from a rolling maul close to the visitors line.Liam Hemming also added two penalties for the home side and Yatton replied with a penalty.
Although Cents never looked like loosing this match,they were made to work hard as Yatton defended well and took the game to the home side when ever they could.Cents were also guilty of missing a number of try scoring chances.
Playing with the slope in the second half Cents continued to attack Yatton from wherever they could.Straight from the restart of the half Liam Hemming scored when the home side gathered the kick off and several phases later the young centre raced clear to score.Liam converted his try and Cents were almost out of sight at 23-3 to the home side.
Cents continued to exert pressure on the young Yatton side who kept on playing rugby but the home killed the game off with two further tries in the spce of a minute.First Flyhalf Ryan Townsend used his power to force his way over for a try and then Lewis May scored his second try when he rounded off a flowing threequarter move.Liam converted both tries and Cents led 37-3 going into the last minutes of the match.Rob Jones scored the final try near the end of the match to complete Cents scoring and the final score was 42-3 to the home side.
Cents were pleased with their performance but there is still room for improvement and the home side's man of the match was Ryan Townsend for a good all round diplay in both attack and defence.
Yatton should take heart from this latest defeat because they played well for a young side and hopefully they will move away from the bottom of the table shortly.Winning will help confidence and they are always good at home.
Cents young side now look forward to the next two weeks when they play Stroud away in the intermediate cup plus the league.Stroud are another side who are difficult to play at home so Cents must be on their guard.
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