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Wotton
Yate
Tries
M Moorhouse, K Moreton, O King
Penalties
M Hackett
Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - Wadworth 6X Leagues - Bristol & District 2 Full time

The Last Dance

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Yate Pride vs. Wotton Championship

Yate RFC travelled to local rivals Wotton RFC for their last league game of the season with Wotton needing a win to secure the Wadworths Bristol and District league 2. Yate RFC having secured 4th spot in only their 3rd full season only had pride to play for but having matched Wotton in the first league game of the season felt they could match them. Both teams observed a minutes silence before the game for little Lee Belgium who sadly passed away last week; Yate RFC had held a charity game and night for Lee earlier in the season and raised over a thousand pounds to try and help him. A hard fought, fast and fully committed start from both teams with lots of hard running and big tackles. Wotton finally got the score board ticking over with a converted try. Yate had 2 penalty kicks missed by their normally reliable fly half James Cannon to reduce the score and Wotton went further ahead with a penalty. Yate came back with an unconverted try wide out by Coach Martin Moorhouse and reduced the score to 10-5 at half time.

A second half as hard fought as the first continued but with much more pressure from Yate. A second unconverted try again far out by Kurtis Moreton brought the game level. Wotton started to use their well drilled forwards to try and gain an advantage and a penalty try from a scrum saw them go 17 -10 up. Yate then threw everything at them and when a turn-over in Wotton’s 22 came into the hands of Ollie King he ran around for his first try for Yate and a chance for the teams to go level. Another missed kick saw Yate down by 2. An award of a penalty about 40 metres out brought scrum half Miles Hackett stepping up and the ball sailed through the post for Yate to take the lead for the first time with 10 minutes to play. This was his last action of the game having run himself into the ground. In all honesty Wotton never looked like they had the energy to retake the lead and both teams looked out on the feet and all fell to the ground when the ref blew the final whistle.

In true rugby spirit, despite Wotton not having won the league, all applaud a fully committed game. The St Brendan’s players who watched the game wanting a Yate win to take the league also commented on the commitment from both teams. This is Yate RFC’s third full season and they are going from strength to strength.

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M. Summerville

Ollie King

Player of the Match

Ollie King

Key moments

25:00
Try Martin Moorhouse scores for Yate
55:00
Try Kurtis Moreton scores for Yate
65:00
Try Ollie King scores for Yate
70:00
Penalty Miles Hackett kicks a penalty for Yate

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00:53
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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Ollie King is awarded player of the match for Yate
70:00 Penalty 0 - 18
Miles Hackett kicks a penalty for Yate
66:00 Missed Conversion
James Cannon misses a conversion for Yate
65:00 Try 0 - 15
Ollie King scores for Yate
56:00 Missed Conversion
Miles Hackett misses a conversion for Yate
55:00 Try 0 - 10
Kurtis Moreton scores for Yate
End of period 1
35:00 Missed Penalty
James Cannon misses a penalty for Yate
26:00 Missed Conversion
James Cannon misses a conversion for Yate
25:00 Try 0 - 5
Martin Moorhouse scores for Yate
12:00 Missed Penalty
James Cannon misses a penalty for Yate
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  • Wotton
  • Yate
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  • Martin Moorhouse Try 25:00'
  • Kurtis Moreton Try 55:00'
  • Ollie King Try 65:00'
  • Miles Hackett Penalty 70:00'

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Summerville, Liam Summerville, Liam
Moreton, Kurtis Moreton, Kurtis
Burgess, Dai Burgess, Dai
Falconer, James Falconer, James
Archer, Craig Archer, Craig
Cannon, James Cannon, James
Hackett, Miles Hackett, Miles
McMullen, Bernard McMullen, Bernard
Moorhouse, Martin Moorhouse, Martin
Olive, Neil Olive, Neil
Hope, Matt Hope, Matt
King, Ollie King, Ollie
Lavelle, Neil Lavelle, Neil
Britton, Damiene Britton, Damiene
Hawker, Jordan Hawker, Jordan

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# Team Pl Pts
1. St Brendan's OB II 18 79
2. Wotton 18 78
3. Old Bristolians III 18 76
4. Yate 18 55
5. Thornbury III 18 47
6. Bristol Saracens III 18 40
7. Avonmouth OB III 18 34

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