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Yards go through at a canter against Uttoxeter in the junior vase

Uttoxeter 7

Uttoxeter 7

Old Yardleians 30

Ys started impressively in this Midlands section quarter final of the RFU Junior Vase and quickly registered three penalties from Jake White and a try from Phil Painter to finish the first half 14 points to the good.

Having weathered an early assault, a loose clearance kick was picked up by Uttoxeter and ran back with interest as they crossed the line to score a try which was also converted to narrow the gap to 14 – 7.

However from this point onwards the superior fitness of the Yards team ensured that the home side would not score again, White kicking three more penalties to make it 23 – 7.

Winger Jim Hendrick then combined with Number 8 Steve Grainger with a succession of passes which ended with full back Sean Rai touching down and with White converting it became 30 – 7.

Tomorrow Ys return to league action with a home game against Coventrians kick off at 2.15pm.

As a gesture of seasonal goodwill and cheer, entry to the match and car parking will be free.



Cathrina Hulse
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