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1st XV - Match centre

Yatton
Wells
Sat 27 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Tribute Western Counties North Full time

Yatton do the double over Wells,

A penalty count of nineteen against Wells to just six against Yatton tells its own story.

Saturday 27 January 2018

Yatton 36 – Wells 7

On the plus side, Wells welcomed back scrum half Oskar White and second row, Mike Melly. On the minus side, Lewis Cohen had to cry off with a badly damaged hand and Callum Stonier was tied up with work commitments. Gerhard Perold filled in on the blind side and Charlie Crook was on the right wing.

Yatton startted the game as though they were ready to continue in the same vein as back in October when they rattled up sixty six points, but the Wells defence was in the main equal to the task. Indeed, it was Wells who went ahead on the fifteen minute mark when Oskar White popped a neat little pass to Jamie Payne to grab the try. Aaron Cook added the conversion

Despite the referee awarding thirteen penalties against Wells in the first half, they held out to hold their seven point lead at the half time interval.

Any hopes that Wells would hold on to their advantage for a victory were soon dashed as early as the forty first minute. Yatton scoring with their first attack of the half. They also now had the advantage of the wind which had strengthened considerably since the start of the match. With Chris Tout in the sin bin, Yatton took the lead with a second try. Wells were then penalised for pushing early at a set scrum and Yatton took the opportunity to re-scrum and go for the pushover, which they duly scored.

The next and bonus point try for the home side had a good slice of luck as the final pass which appeared to be well forward but was adjudged by the referee to be o.k. Fifteen minutes to go and Wells who had defended for virtually the whole of this second period visibly tired. A few sporadic individual breaks by Charlie Willcox and Oskar White temporarily relieved the pressure but no way was it going to be Wells day. The match penalty count of nineteen against Wells to just six against Yatton tells its own story.

Two pushover tries by the home team in the final five minutes against the tired Wells pack gave them a total of six tries three of which were converted to take their score to thirty six points.

This week’s visitors to Wells are Gloucester side Old Richians. Back in October on a cold wet day on the outskirts of Gloucester Wells prevailed in a hard fought and exciting match by ten points to five. The Second team travel to Weston Super Mare to play the towns fourth team whilst the Third team travel to Frome to play their thirds.

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Chosen Hill Former Pupils 26 68
8. Stroud 26 68
9. Wells 26 62
10. Cheltenham 26 57
11. Winscombe 26 57
12. Bristol Saracens 26 52
13. Yatton 26 49

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