Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Marcus shows the way as John overcomes first day nerves

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:12

Under 10s enjoy their first match

As mini/junior fixture sec. I thought it was time for our first game at this age group.  Big John Lonie had a panic attack (no, it wasn't his round!) when he discovered that Shannon was away for a therapeutic weekend in Derbyshire and begged for cancellation.  However, Marcus the shark over-ruled him and the game went ahead.  When asked for a report on the game John said that it was brilliant, that the lads enjoyed it and that from now on he was on the way to becoming the next Martin Johnson or at least the next Bobo.  A big thanks to Ian and his team from Redditch for making sure that all those involved had a great time.

Well done also to Andrew and his young stars in the under7/8 squad.  Their match details can be seen on this website.

The under 15s went to Five Ways with key players missing and came away well beaten.

This Sunday (28 NOV)

All of our m/j teams, u7/8,  u10,  u 14  and u15  are in action at Edwardians  on Streetsbrook Road  (B90 3PE) and all games k.off at 11am.  A great opportunity for all you Old Yards members and followers to support the lads and maybe enjoy some form of refreshment if you feel inclined.

A better day for the seniors

Last saturday saw the first team in league action at home to newly-promoted Evesham.  I was distracted somewhat by a number of enquiries on the subject of Arsenal's early kick-off against the riff-raff from down the Sevensisters Road.  Thanks lads.  Anyway, as any reporter would do you seek expert opinion.  Pete hinted that we were not at our best in the scrums and Steve Painter (dip. F. D.) told me that his boy Phil scored a great try that reminded him of his own scoring feats in days gone by.  A very well refereed game and a 13-0 win for the 'Shirley Hillbillies'

The Development xv had a potentially difficult match against Droitwich 2nds but tries from Dean Brain, Sam Richards and Lee Coates gave us a 15-8 win. Good news for the future were the performances of Tim Russell and Steve Cunningham.  Well done chaps

The Vandals had no game.  Perhaps we need to keep their success quiet.

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