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Sun 08
Colts 17/18's
Sheffield (U18s)
C Procter, G Petrou, O Andrews, M Lee
M Lee
M Lee
Yarnbury U18 Colts  v Sheffield U18 Colts

Yarnbury U18 Colts v Sheffield U18 Colts

By Neil Longhawn
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Yarnbury U18s welcomed Sheffield U18s to Brownberrie Lane on a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon - Match Report by Adrian Cotterill

The game kicked off with Sheffield receiving first and playing down wind and this showed with Sheffield applying early pressure with some good kicking tactics and strong forward work, which paid off and lead to the first try of the game, an easy conversion gave Sheffield a 7 point lead. The game ebbed and flowed with both teams putting in some strong defensive work to withhold the lines breaks in attack. After some strong forward work Yarnbury got their reward with Carter Proctor powering over the line to make the score 5-7 after the conversion was missed. The rest of the first half offered both teams opportunities to score with Yarnbury winning a number of penalties with good work in the loose. However, the good lineouts close to the try line gave Yarnbury another chance to score but they failed to get the mauls over the line after good defensive work by Sheffield. The next points went to Sheffield, with Yarnbury giving away a number of penalties under pressure, Sheffield took the score to 5-13 at half time. Yarnbury introduced Oscar Andrews, Max Lee and James Longhawn from the U17’s for the second half and this enabled Yarnbury to begin the fight back with quick ball and good work from the backs along with some pinpoint kicking from Max at Scrum half. With a combination of hard running and good hands Yarnbury added a converted try and a penalty kick through George Petrou and Max Lee to make the score 15-13. Yarnbury were now dominating possession and Sheffield were struggling to get out of their own half and it was hard to see Sheffield adding to their tally. However, Sheffield pressed hard again in the last few minutes of the game and won a penalty outside of the Yarnbury 22. A tough kick into a slight breeze, but the Sheffield fly half kept his nerve and slotted the kick between the sticks to take the lead at 15-16 with only minutes to go. From the restart Sheffield looked to threaten again but Yarnbury were fighting to the end and won a penalty just inside their own half with the Oscar finding touch in the dying seconds. A good lineout and some excellent phase play saw Yarnbury into the Sheffield 22 and with time-up on the clock, a quick ball out of the ruck to Oscar at fly half gave Yarnbury an opening. The Sheffield defence anticipated hands down the line from Yarnbury only for the gap to open up and Oscar took the opportunity to take the space and run through and score the winning try, with Max adding the conversion to make the final score 22-16 and a Yarnbury win. A big thank you to Sheffield for travelling up to Leeds and for a very competitive match that was played in the right spirit and could have gone either way.
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Sun 08, Sep 2019