Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00

 Results from 28 Sept.

First XV    v    Shrewsbury   away   lost 27-29

Dev  XV    v    Tamworth   home     lost   12-45

Vandals       v   Tamworth  away       won   13-12
Hornets      v     Warley       home      won   29-19

Review of the above games

The first team report comes from a blend of conversations. Mark suggests that we looked very good in the forwards winning plenty of possession but not making full use of it.  He added that missed tackles also cost us in a big way. The Shrewsbury website reports that their players are too clever for ours and were able to think, play rugby and consider that membership of Mensa was of real significance in defeating us by the wide margin of two points.  Well lads, training on Tuesdays and open university on Wednesdays until we get it right. 

The Development team, with a few regular players missing, struggled against Tamworth but just as we started tot look good a serious injury to young Richard brought the game to a premature end.  Richard, we wish you a speedy recovery.

The Vandals went to Tamworth and  thrashed them by one point.  As they say, 'a win is a win'

The Hornets were at home against a Warley team with a similar player balance as ourselves in that they had a mix of senior players who rummage for the ball and some younger lads who display a turn of speed.  As it turned out, our strike were a little better on the day with the Hanson boys continuing the family contest for the most tries.  This week Callum got two and the old man got one.  Although our opponents had one or two youngsters with a touch of verbal genitals to offer from time to time, the game was played in a good spirit and thanks must go to the excellent referee, Mr T. Power. 
A special mention for the club President who is a year older this week than he was last week.  The first Lady had been informed that he played half a game but the rumors had circulated that he stayed the full distance.  I'll keep out of that one, and I will not point the finger of blame at Steve for the damage to Paul Gower's ribs.  Another win for the new 'Hornets' by 29-19 or something close to that.

Next weekend

First XV    v      Pershore    home  league    kick off 3.00      
Development  XV   v     Hereford     away   merit league    3.00  OFF
Hornets      v     Old Griffs  home    3.00

V.P. Gathering (Saturday 5th October)
Wine,dine, enjoy social intercourse and allow the vibrant First XV and our newly established Hornets entertain you.
Please arrive by 1.00 p.m.and if you have not yet paid your season's contribution, then please do so on Saturday.

Don't be late
This coming Saturday looks like being a sell out.  With all the press coverage we are getting and with the Civic dignitaries expected to be visiting the club it would seem a good idea for spectators to arrive in plenty of time in order to secure a good viewing position for the matches and to get a car parking space.

Latest fixtures
Development XV   v  Pershore 2nds    away    kick off 3.00
Vandals         v    Alcester 2nds  away     kick off   3.00

As we know, this is still subject to possible change.


Your season is about to begin.

This coming sunday with kick off at 11.00 A.M.

Under 10  v   Redditch   away
The following sunday, October 13th  under 7,8,9,10,11  all playing at Claverdon

And Finally

A big thanks to those of you who joined me on the charity walk last sunday.  Sorry about the extra mile but the map reader was too busy looking at the beauty of the countryside (or he was bloody useless). It was nice to sit in the garden of 'The Navigation' where many tales of the 'good old days' were told.  As Tony Fagan was too modest to tell us about his try scoring feats, two in a game at The Eds, he is prepared to buy a pint for the first person to approach him and saying, 'two tries for a prop, that is some feat.'

The new boy from Germany looks good but The Baggies will be a sterner test having sorted out the Northern Boys.  Mr Wenger still seems to know best and I never doubted it.

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