Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Wed, 24 Apr 2013 03:36

A short trip down to the Landrover club to meet Civil Service, a team that we have rarely played over the years, was never going to be easy.  The race for the second promotion place is very close and we expected a tough game and that was what we got.
Playing the first half with wind and slope in our favour, the kicking from hand by Jake White put us into good positions but scoring was not to be easy.  Eventually, a clever chip and chase by White, resulted in a try. However, some flimsy tackling from our backs kept the game alive and a half-time score of 14-5 did not really look too comfortable. One observation from an ex number ten, if you are awarded a penalty in an easy position take the three points on offer.  I won't say any more.
The second half was familiar.  The use of fresh legs from the bench was to our benefit as the warmest day of the year so far seemed to drain the Service team more than ours. The Y's fitness again told and we ended up winning by 36-19.  Tries for Ys coming from Tom G. with three and one each for Jake and Andy Pearce.  Jake did the rest.
An interesting observation was Dave Rimmer trying to replace Robbie and Peter in the buffet club.  Seen coming out of the club with a plate resembling a mountain of sarnies, pork pie etc. Dave declared his intention of standing as food clearance officer at the AGM.    Well, it was free I suppose. It was good to see a number of our friends at the game especially Micky Bloxham who is recovering well by the looks of things.

An even shorter journey for our boys for a game in the shadows of the new Shirley shopping development, Parkgate, against long time rivals Camp Hill.  Trailling for most of the game our boys timed things nicely to come away with a 16-15 win. It is a fact of the game that if one team wins then the other loses. As they say in The Colebrook, 'C'est La Vie'

Yet another away day as our experienced boys made the trip across town to the Perry Common home of Aston Old Eds.  Never an easy place to win so we can be satisfied with victory by 33-24.  Well done on maintaining the season long unbeaten run.

Saturday 27th April
Development XV   v    Old Salts 2s    Home 3.00

Sunday  28  April
Presentation Day  for under7 -12

Tuesday  30th April 
  A.G. M  at the club from 8.30 pm

Saturday  4th May 
President's Day which includes seniors games v  Stourbridge.
Also, Presentation Day for under 17s and hopefully a game will be arranged.

Sunday 12 May
North Midlands Vase Final 
 First XV  v   Ross-on-wye
At Dudley Kingswinford RFC  on  Sunday 12th May   Kick off at 1.00 pm

Friday 17th May
Club Dinner  to be held in the dining suite of the Old Y's club.

There is probably more information to give out but that will do for now.

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