Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

If only games were won on penalties given away!

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:23

First XV

Although I was lucky enough to be away for the weekend, my 'spy on the touchline' informs me that it was not an impressive performance. We did score the only try, and an impressive try it was, but 3 kicks from the Southam visitors was sufficient to give them a 9-5 victory.  Without needing to go into detail, a penalty count of 30 conceded by Ys to only 6 by Southam should point to reasons for our downfall.

Vandals XV

Our 'mature' gentlemen travelled to Bournville, a club that has made huge progress in recent years.  A reinforced home side provided our biggest test to date with the Ys twice falling behind before the familiar tale of victory could be told.
There might well be a link between success on the pitch and attending club functions on the night before.  Celebrating the feast of St Patrick I noticed were President Sid and Mini/Junior Chairman Shannon and, guess what, they both scored tries against Bournville.  Other try scorers were Iestyn Baldwin and Young Simon with two.  Ralphy got a couple of kicks to make the final score 29-21 in favour of the Ys.

Minis and Juniors

With a number of regular players missing, the under 15s took on Birmingham Exiles in an entertaining match.  Credit must be given to the referee from the North Midlands Society, Mr D. Collingwood, for allowing the game to flow. End to end rugby kept the crowd on their toes and  a late score by the visitors enabled them to sneak a win by 21-15.  Well done both teams.


Saturday 26th March

First XV     v    Kings Norton   (away)  League
Development XV    v   Kings Norton 2s  (Home)
Vandals        v   Edwardian's     (Home)

Sunday  27th March

Under7/8      v   Woodrush    (home)
Under9/10    v   Woodrush     (home)
Under 15      v   Woodrush     (home)

Don't forget to put your clocks forwards.

Social Life at the Old Ys

A massive thanks to Sharon, Pat and Shannon for organising the St Patrick's Day do at the club.  As is tradition with anything Irish (and most things Old Yardleian), it starts slowly / late and then picks up nicely.  Jackie J. and Anne a good display of Irish Dancing,  Luke amazing cabaret, and I suspect that there is a taxi driver somewhere wearing a silly Guiness hat!


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