Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of 15th October 2008

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:00

Lates News and Events at Old Yardleians 


Old Yards 1sts 42 - 22 Leek - Match Report HERE

Evesham 2nds 76 - 0 Old Yardleians 2nds

A late cry off and two players going direct failing to turn up meant Old Yards' young second team took the field with twelve players. Their hosts Evesham had a full team plus two reserves but would not lend the visitors any players. Things got worse when Yards had an injury and went down to eleven players. Yards battled for eighty minutes but at such a disadvantage it gave Evesham an easy win.
Old Yardleians 54 - 5 Evesham 3rds 
Getting three teams out for the second time this season meant Old Yards 3rds were also short and took the field with fourteen players. This did not stop them having a comfortable win over Evesham 3rds. Yards started slowly as their older players adjusted to what was a fast and open game.  First half tries by Colin Jones, Nick Booth, Alan Arkell and Marcus Hope, two of which were converted by Ralph Rollins gave the home side a 24-0 lead at the interval. After half time Evesham fought back and got a try of their own. This caused Yards to respond by running in another four tries with Nick Booth and Colin Jones completing a brace each plus Tony Fitzgerald and Jack Horton touching down. Then came the highlight of the game, Yards' final try. John Lonie took the ball thirty yards out on the wing, out ran two Evesham defenders then cut inside, side stepping three other defenders to score under the posts. Rollins added his sixth conversion of the game as referee Tom Power blew the final whistle.  

Full results from Midlands 4 West North League and table

Bishops Castle & Onny Valley 0, Shrewsbury 21; Cleobury Mortimer 25, Newcastle (Staffs) 38; Handsworth 23, Moseley Oak 22; Old Yardleians 42, Leek 22; Tamworth 0, Burntwood 6; Veseyans 6, Willenhall 25.

Midlands 4 West (North)             P     W     D     L    PF   PA    Pts

    Willenhall                      5     5     0     0   144    43    10

    Burntwood                       5     4     0     1   105    41     8

    Shrewsbury                      4     4     0     0    80    26     8

    Newcastle (Staffs)              5     3     1     1    97    93     7

    Bishops Castle & Onny Valley    5     2     1     2    53    66     5

    Old Yardleians                  5     2     0     3   119    66     4

    Veseyans                        5     2     0     3   132    80     4

    Tamworth                        5     2     0     3    75    55     4

    Handsworth                      5     2     0     3    52    85     4

    Leek                            4     1     0     3    90   143     2

    Moseley Oak                     5     1     0     4    45   174     2

    Cleobury Mortimer               5     0     0     5    61   181     0


Saturday 18th October

  • "A" Team vs. Edwardians at home
  • "B" Team vs. Edwardians away

Wednesday 22nd October

From 6pm at the Slug and Lettuce in Touchwood Solihull, Steve Turvey and Kerry will be having a leaving do before they depart to live in New Zealand. Steve has played for all teams 1sts to 3rds this season so let's turn up and give him a good send off.

Saturday 25th October

  • 1st XV vs. Cleobury Mortimer at home in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Solihull at home in the Greater Birmingham 2nds League
  • 3rd XV vs. Redditch away

Saturday 1st November

  • 1st XV vs. Tamworth away in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Pershore at home
  • 3rd XV vs. Pershore away

Club Stuff:

Players Subscriptions
Thank you to the 49 players who have already paid their 2008/2009 Players Annual Subs in full. Please can the rest of you pay me at the club this Saturday as payment is now overdue. Name and shame is up on the board.

Autumn International Tickets

All tickets ordered and I should receive them by the end of the month for distribution for those who have bought some.

Six Nations Tickets

The Six Nations ticket applications need to be returned to me with the payment by Sunday 19th October - THIS SUNDAY. Forms have been emailed out and are also available from the clubhouse under the noticeboard.  

Anything to say?

Please email me details of any Old Yards information, trivia or jokes so I can add them to the next update.

 Mark, Hon. Secretary - 15th October 2008






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