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Yarnbury go joint top in Yorkshire Two.

Yarnbury were again extending their options throughout their squad to put out a first team to cope with a bureoning injury list whilst their rivals from North Yorkshire had similar problems with the hard grounds over recent weeks.Yarnbury were missing scrum half Oliver Cashman.Veteran Andy Cowley coming in and Graham Maycock reverting to left wing and Lee Mortimer in at full back for his first full game.Remarkable really with a blend of experience and youth they are still unbeaten after the first four games and looking to go top with a win and four tries.

Stephen Riley is an ever present at stand off this season doing an excellent job of linking the forward and black pay and with hard tackling centres Ben Horner and Jason Avieson Yarnbury are playing a ten man game stopping teams scoring but also looking to break out from deep when possible from the opposition defensive kicks.After early pressure from the home side defended well by Skipton they broke up field and managed a try from South African wing forward Dan Brame converted by centre John Richards.Andy Cowley broke round the scrum and escaped the back row and touched down after a 30 metre ddash to the line and with scrum half Stephen Riley adding the conversion and a penalty Yarnbury went in with the advantage.

The second half was more onesided with three quick tries to Yarnbury to give them a commanding lead and a bonus point.Yarnbury replacement wing forward young Tom Fox for the injured Joe Mills scoring from close in following severe forward pressure and then James Metcalf the replacement wing crashing over in the corner for his first try of the season and finally Tom Fox again on hand to catch a charge down over the line from Stephen Riley for his bace and the former converting all three tries to give Yarnbury a comfortable win.Strong e performances from the Yarnbury Centres made good gains and for Skipton full back Lee Wooton was a handful with his pace all afternoon.

Yarnbury Hornets 0 Scunthorpe 3rd XV 52

A depleted Hornets side took the long trip down to Scunthorpe and endured a bruising afternoon in sweltering conditions on a bone hard pitch.With the first team sorely depleted through injuries and unavailabilities the seconds were in for a thankless task to Lincolnshire and back.Scunthorpe fielded a side with several ex first team players with several substitutes and their experience and numbers showed with the Horsforth second string outclassed at the breakdown and the conditions allowing Scunthorpe to play an expansive game with their ability to break the gain line and offload the major difference between the two sides.

The young Hornets side would always struggle against their much larger opposition and whilst the forwards just about held their own in the set piece the resulting ball was scrappy and the half-backs Alex Crowther and Ben Mortimer struggled to get any go forward ball under extreme pressure from a Scunthorpe side who seemed to show scant regard for the offside line. Several Yarnbury players fronted up despite the overwhelming odds with Ian Spink at flanker, Suanu Lebari on the wing and Chris Nobel at prop all playing well. For the home side the fly-half ran proceedings well and centers were their main ‘danger men’ with several of their scores coming from the hard running midfield pair.Yarnbury having several periods of pressure on the home side’s line and with several soft scores conceded but in all it just wasn’t Yarnbury’s day against Scunthorpe who as a club compete in the national leagues at 1st XV level and regularly put out six teams.

Yarnbury will be glad to get more regulars back soonest to compete in the seconfd team merit league.

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