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1st XV - Match centre

Bristol Harlequins
Yatton
Tries
C Quinn, E Ryder, L Richardson, M Wantee, J Edwards
Conversions
L Richardson (2), J Edwards
Sat 19 Jan 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Yatton 36-29 Bristol Harlequins

Match report by Clive Hall

YATTON EDGE OUT 'QUINS IN CLOSE CONTEST

BRISTOL HARLEQUINS 29 - YATTON 36

With both sides in the lower half of the table, Yatton were looking to improve their position against bottom of the table Harlequins. Even so, Yatton expected a close game and were not denied by a Harlequins side who rose to the challenge with a gritty performance that made a mockery of their lowly league position.

1XV v Bristol Harlequins (A) 19.01.19
85 photos

The game was played in damp overcast conditions, with perhaps the soft ground favouring the forward play of the home side, who throughout the game utilised their bigger forwards to punch holes in the Yatton defence. Yet it was Yatton who were off to a flying start with a unconverted try by Chris Quinn. Shortly after, a blistering run by arguably "man of the match" Pete Quinn found Ed Ryder who crossed for another unconverted try. With ten points in as many minutes, Yatton were on top of their game, but Harlequins hit back aggressively, as their forwards and backs combined to penetrate Yatton's sloppy defence for a try in the top corner. With the conversion added, Yatton's lead was cut to three points.

The lead was extinguished as 'Quins, running from deep, scored another converted try. Yatton knew they were now in a game, and chasing a four point deficit it was the individual brilliance of Yatton's No.10 Mitch Want whose trade mark "shimmy" and handoff, carved his way to the try line, leaving scrum half, Lloyd Richardson to add the extras.

Yatton were forced to make a change through injury, but soon after, the insurpressable Yatton scrum half Lloyd Richardson sniped from the base of a ruck to go over the try line and with his successful conversion to follow, Yatton were ten points ahead. With half time approaching, Yatton were penalised for "hands in the ruck" with Quins taking full advantage with the resultant penalty kick.

Yatton now had the advantage of the slope, but the greasy ball leads to handling mistakes by both sides. The game is fiercely contested in the midfield, but Quins had the benefit of a dubious offside decision that enabled them to kick for the top corner and go for a catch and drive. Dogged defence enabled Yatton to clear their line, but again Quins regrouped and progressed deep into Yatton's half. It was from a stolen line out ball, Quin's forwards rumbled over for another unconverted try. With the score level, it was the athleticism of Yatton replacement centre Jack Edwards who charged down a defensive kick by Quins and grounded the ball over the line and then he added the extras.

Yatton were now under extreme pressure from Quins and forced to concede a penalty. Quins opt to kick to the corner but in the resultant lineout and scrummage, Yatton determinedly clear their line and make headway into the Quins half, where Pete Quinn carves a path to the try line for an unconverted try.

The game ebb and flowed, but with the final whistle looming, Quins were determined not to finish the game empty handed. They are awarded a penalty for Yatton not scrummaging straight. Quin's choose to re scrummage, winning the ball and go over for a try giving them two valuable loosing bonus points..... a fair reward for a game played in excellent spirit by two evenly matched teams.

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Key moments

5:00
Try Chris Quinn scores for Yatton
8:00
Try Edd Ryder scores for Yatton
25:00
Try Mitch Wantee scores for Yatton
25:00
Conversion Lloyd Richardson kicks a conversion for Yatton
32:00
Try Lloyd Richardson scores for Yatton
32:00
Conversion Lloyd Richardson kicks a conversion for Yatton
60:00
Try Jack Edwards scores for Yatton
60:00
Conversion Jack Edwards kicks a conversion for Yatton

Videos and photos

1XV v Bristol Harlequins (A) 19.01.19
85 photos

Highlights

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60:00 Try 0 - 29
Jack Edwards scores for Yatton
60:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Jack Edwards kicks a conversion for Yatton
End of period 1
32:00 Try 0 - 22
Lloyd Richardson scores for Yatton
32:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Lloyd Richardson kicks a conversion for Yatton
25:00 Try 0 - 15
Mitch Wantee scores for Yatton
25:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Lloyd Richardson kicks a conversion for Yatton
8:00 Try 0 - 10
Edd Ryder scores for Yatton
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Chris Quinn scores for Yatton
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As it happened

  • Bristol Harlequins
  • Yatton
  • 0
  • Chris Quinn Try 5:00'
  • Edd Ryder Try 8:00'
  • Mitch Wantee Try 25:00'
  • Lloyd Richardson Conversion 25:00'
  • Lloyd Richardson Try 32:00'
  • Lloyd Richardson Conversion 32:00'
  • Jack Edwards Try 60:00'
  • Jack Edwards Conversion 60:00'

Team selection

Blanks, Freddie Blanks, Freddie
Dart, Chris Dart, Chris
Quinn, Chris Quinn, Chris
Edwards, Jack Edwards, Jack
Quinn, Pete Quinn, Pete
Wantee, Mitch Wantee, Mitch
Richardson, Lloyd Richardson, Lloyd
Ryder, Edd Ryder, Edd
Henderson, Ross Henderson, Ross
Adams, Nick Adams, Nick
Nash, James Nash, James
Wakefield, Nick Wakefield, Nick
Grimes, James Grimes, James
Hardwidge, Ollie Hardwidge, Ollie
Mackay, John Mackay, John

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wiveliscombe 19 79
2. Burnham-on-Sea 18 63
3. Nailsea & Backwell 19 62
4. Oldfield Old Boys 19 61
5. Imperial 18 59
6. Yatton 19 59
7. Avon 18 58

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