Weather and coronavirus wipe out sport in Yate and Chipping Sodbury

March 31 2020
Weather and coronavirus wipe out sport in Yate and Chipping Sodbury

CHIPPING Sodbury’s 19-12 win over Clevedon (pictured above) proved to be their penultimate match before coronavirus brought a premature end to a rugby season already hit by weather-related postponements.

The ending of all rugby activity cut short a six-match winning streak for Sodbury, whose final match was a 21-17 midweek win over Avonmouth on March 12.

Yate RFC’s final matches were a 63-0 win over Cotham Park 2nds and a 43-31 friendly defeat to Bristol Telephones.

The area’s football teams are waiting to see whether their seasons will resume in time to finish off their fixtures, as a plan to call a halt goes to the FA.

Yate Town are currently 19th with three sides below them in the Southern League Premier Division South with 10 matches to play, with the 4-0 defeat away to Farnborough on March 7 their only match in the month since the previous edition of the Voice.

Chipping Sodbury Town’s two matches in March were a 7-1 defeat away to Exmouth Town and a 3-1 home win over Bitton, leaving them 18th out of 21 sides in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.

Photo by Paul Rubery shows Joe Horton in action for Chipping Sodbury.