Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00


The first team seem to have hit the mid-table apathy zone in which some people think that we have accumulated enough points to feel safe but then lack the ambition to aim as high as we can. A heavy defeat at Kidderminster was not the ideal preparation for our final home league match of the year, kick off at 2.15 for our Erdington member, against Moseley Oak, unbeaten league leaders but we do not always perform in the way that many people predict.

For those of us who did not really want to travel as far as Kiddy there was an entertaining match at the Club featuring Bromsgrove Crusaders and the Old Yards 'Pre-Christmas Fifteen.' The result was 13-17 to Bromsgrove who snatched victory very late in the game. The highlight of the game was an individual try from the son of former Club President, Tony Fitz. Team manager, Dave Simpson, looked very anxious as kick-off time got nearer, but true to form Peter arrived to ease the pressure.

On Sunday, She who prefers comfort when watching games, along with a group of friends, made our way to the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry to watch a 'European Cup' tie between Wasps and Bath. There were contrasting styles on show with Wasps attempting to batter their way to the try line whereas the Visitors preferred to use the speed of their backs. It was not a classic but as the 80 minute time was up with Wasps 5 points ahead, justice was done as England stars, as Watson,  with a try in the corner brought the scores level, leaving George Ford with a simple conversion from the touchline to win the game. For those of you who have not been to a game at the Ricoh, check your Sunday schedules and give it a go. 

Ivor Enoch
His funeral arrangements are on the website but for those of you who did not really know him, Ivor and his contemporaries were responsible for the building of our club and if it had not been for their vision and graft then I don't think that this club would exist. If you didn't really know Ivor, say a little prayer in his memory tomorrow (Wednesday) as a sign of gratitude. 

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