Well what’s to be said about last week’s performance? How did we manage to score four unanswered tries giving us a bonus point and leaving us 28 – 0 up to then turn round and ship 60 points? All I can say is it must have been an incredible effort by Olds Bs and – in all fairness - we know what a good side they are.
But, on to this week and our visitors that we welcome to The Park are Bristol Saracens. Last season both sides won the home game and Saras finished the league just one place in front of us. Like us, they are at the moment having mixed fortunes and are they are currently four places – but only four points – below us in the league. A win for them would be a big boost so this is another game where winning is very important for our lads. I’m sure that they will be determined to put the last two weeks behind them and turn in a great performance. As I say so often, just make sure you let the lads know how much support they have – make plenty of noise!
At Yatton we have always proudly regarded ourselves as a Village Club with strong links to other groups in the Village. Last night we hosted the Fireworks display for the PTA of Yatton Federated School and many of our members gave of their time to support them both on the night and in the lead up to the event. This is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the PTA so we hope they had a very, financially, successful evening.
Next Sunday we will be supporting the Remembrance Day parade and service in the village and two of our junior players will lay a wreath at the War Memorial on behalf of the club - once again emphasising our links to the community.
Our sponsors today are the BOFs marshalled and organised by Brian Griffiths who is joined by those other mature gentlemen Dave Hale, Mike Nicholson, Robin Tambling, Gwyn Davies, Pete Osborne, Neil Edmonds, Paul Coulbert, Lynne Jenkins, John Dimmock, Steve Rogers and Brian Tarr. The match ball is sponsored by Geoff Bland and once again a big thank you to them all for their support.
Enjoy the day - enjoy your rugby.
Howard Davies - Chairman