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Lock Ian Maycock gets key score as Yarnbury tame Leos in derby clash
9:45am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
Yarnbury 26 Leodensians 13
Yarnbury were forced to make changes but still managed to record a second Yorkshire Division Two win.
Influential stand off Carl Paterson and Rob Rigby were missing but No8 Jimmy Cryan was back to bolster the pack.
Yarnbury had to weather early pressure before scoring from their first attack.
Centre Jason Avieson crashed over for a try after Ian Maycock won good line-out ball. Stand off Stuart Wilson converted.
Leos reduced the lead with a well-struck penalty from stand off Tim Sleight but Yarnbury were now on the attack.
The home side forced a five-metre scrum when the aggressive Joe Bennett tackled the Leos No8 Lenny Lane and drove him back over the try line.
Leos could not contain the Yarnbury pack as Cryan touched down for a try.
Hooker Tom Gilchrist and flanker Joe Bennett were tackling tigerishly but a good arching run along the right wing by Leos centre Danny Thompson, which was only halted by a timely intervention from full back Lee Mortimer, reminded Yarnbury of the danger posed by the visitors.
The second half saw Leos’ player coach Dan Hyde come on at the back of the scrum to help out his under pressure pack and he made a big impression going forward.
From a Leos attack Yarnbury countered with an amazing try from second row Maycock who picked up on his own 22-metre line and raced away 75 metres for a try which Wilson converted.
The sight of the big second row running so far to make the line without a hand being laid on him was an exciting spectacle.
Yarnbury’s pressure was telling and when the visitors were reduced to 14-men they scored a fourth try.
Impressive centres Aveison and Eddie Van Heel combined well to break the defence for the latter to score after an unselfish inside pass from his partner. Wilson again converting.
Leos scored two consolation tries late on but Yarnbury had already secured the win and the bonus point to go forward to Moortown this Saturday.
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