Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Not much going on, weakened first team lose again.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 02:18

Well, what can we say?  Even our excellent 1st team reporter is fed up and took a week out of the press box and having seen the boys struggle against a very ordinary Newcastle side I don't blame him.  The one really excellent performance came from Ben Honey with his all round game containing powerful surges from the back-row as well as quality goalkicking. With half the team opting for Twickers I guess it was going to be a struggle, so boys, get it sorted as I honestly believe we are too good for the drop.  Anyway, the trip was futile as not much could be seen of anything positive from the England boys.

Jumping ahead to sunday, the under 16s played at home to a very slick Old Covents outfit. Although we played well enough in spells we did lose our concentration which cost us the game.  However,  forwards coach  Phil Cushing took us back in time to his days as a Selly Oak player.  The memory of the Allotment Owners Club and that waft of dubious substances, arm wrestling with Pixie and drinking with 'stringer' was fascinating.  Nice one Phil, don't give up!

The Quiz.  What an epic battle. From the very first round on the bible, Josh, son-in-law to be of Dave Jenkins, came into his own (so to speak).  The next round on the subject of beer was more to the liking of Alan Simpson.  Steve Painter, surrouded by women, clearly lost his concentration and couldn't tell his Timmy Taylors from his Tetleys!  The Goldournes clearly have clever partners and the same must apply to Tex Wales. It was good of Dave Jenkins to turn up and bring his extended family.  Thanks also to Egg for his support and to Mike Hughes for running the bar.  The sporting blockbuster needed a tie-break and the Goldbournes won the day.  The main quiz also needed a tie-break.  Steve's babes (is my missus really a babe?) were beaten in the extra time by the seniors aka Watts and Wales.  Thanks to all, even Chicken's mob from Acocks Green.  A tricky question (not), Name the river that runs through Sidmouth. (the clue is in the question) and it ain't the Tamar or the Ex.

This Saturday sees the First team visit Bloxwich in a 'must win' game.  The Devs host Aston 3rds and the Vandals travel across town to take on Aston 4ths.
Well done to Steve Price's son, Jack, who represented Greater Birmingham last weekend.

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