Yate make it 4 out of 4

October 23 2019
Yate make it 4 out of 4

Yate RFC 41-10 Broad Plain 2nds

YATE made it 4 wins out of 4 in the Wadworths Bristol and District 2 league with a 41-10 win against Broad Plain 2s.

Broad Plain only had 15 players, and with no props, so the game started with uncontested scrums.

Broad Plain put early pressure on Yate but Evan Demonick outpaced the full back to go under the post and make an easy conversion for fly half James Williams.

Broad Plain got three points back after Yate were penalised for going in from the side at a ruck within their own 22.

Yate were next to score: Kurtis Moreton, sensing a gap around the ruck to pick up and score under the post. What should have been an easy conversion for James Williams was inexplicable put against the right hand upright, but Yate were ahead by 12-3.

The fast Yate defensive line was forcing errors from Broad Plain and after the centre dropped the ball it was picked up by Evan Demonick 60 metres out. He sprinted away to go in under the posts. With a little more care, James Williams this time slotted the conversion for Yate to go 19-3 up.

With half time coming up, Kurtis Moreton went through a couple of tackles to go in for Yate’s fourth try. The conversion made the half time score 26-3.

Within two minutes of the restart another penalty was awarded to Yate for an infringement around the ruck. With Miles Hackett now on and taking responsibility kicks, he confidently stepped forward and placed the ball straight through the uprights from 35 metres out to extend the lead again.

Yate’s Liam Summerville managed to get over the line to score with three players holding on to him. Some effort from Yate’s smallest player.

The game became a little scrappy with mistakes starting to creep in which allowed the ever spirited Broad Plain to get a try after two missed tackles near the line. Yate immediately hit back with a try from James Falconer to make the final score 41-10.

The Portcullis Hotel sponsored man of the match went to Kurtis Moreton.


Mark Summerville