Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Not the best of weekends for our teams

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:08

I was o.k. as the 'trouble and strife' decided that we should spend the weekend in London so I was not able to watch any of our teams taking the silver medal positions.
An independent observer informs me that our 1st team managed to control much of the game, take the lead through a Jamie Walton penalty and then slowly ran out of steam conceding late tries as fatigue crept in and that Burntwood playing at home were a little bit pleased to beat us by 20 points to 3.  I think the expression 'deja vu' is how the french might describe our performance.  On the other hand they might use other expressions.  C'est la vie!
Our Development team, under 23s or whatever, played Claverdon 1st xv and were beaten by 10 points to 30.  Sam Richards and Billy 'Boy' Bucknall scored our tries but sloppy defensive errors cost us the game.
The Vandals were due to play Old Halesonians in a home game.  Strangely, when we went over to them earlier in the season they had a squad of about 25 players and ran us ragged but this time we had a decent sized squad ourselves only for them to cry the game off somewhat late in the week.
The under 16s played a strong Old Coventrians on Sunday and were beaten 27-0.
Moseley was the venue for our under 8 team who entertained the crowd in a tag tournament.  The youngsters won 1, drew 1,and lost 2 in the 4 games played.  The parents did well as Moseley rfc generously gave them free tickets to watch the first team championship game against the Cornish Pirates.
This weekend offers a rugby treat for all you spectators. Saturday sees 3 home games kick-off 2.15 pm (that means afternoon Pete and Ced!) 1st xv at home to Handsworth in a 'must win' league game, the Devs against Birmingham Wyvern 1sts and the Vandals against Bournville 3rds.  Entry to the ground is free as a special Christmas treat but arrive in good time as car parking could be difficult.The 'park and walk' facility at Whitlocks End station could be a possibility and Clare, a teacher at 'The Academy', informs me that you could park in her road, Chamberlain Crescent, and walk to the club, a distance each way of only one mile.  Clare, nice offer but we're not all as fit as you.
On Sunday, kick-off around the 11.00 mark sees our younger lads in action.  Come and support them as the u.16s take on Alcester in a home game.  The under 14s and also the under 8s will be visiting The Edwardians in Streetsbrook Road.  The under 12s are visiting our close neighbours, Camp Hill, down at Shirley Park which means theoretically you could watch 4 different games and still not use more than a couple of pints of petrol.
Welcome to the club at under 14 level to Tre'rail, a sprinter at Birchfield Harriers so lads pass the ball to him asap.

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