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Yarnbury show no mercy for Baildon as they romp to 60-0 league victory
Updated 1:58pm Thursday 13th March 2014 in Sport
Buy this photo Stephen Riley scores a try
Yarnbury 60 Baildon 0
Relegated Baildon were no match for their Yorkshire Division Two promotion-chasing hosts who romped to an emphatic victory.
Yarnbury will surely face a much tougher test this Saturday when they visit Ormskirk in the quarter-finals of the RFU Senior Vase.
In-form wingers Ellis Gomersall and Rob Rigby both missed the Baidon game through injury so Yarnbury reshuffled their backs.
Alex Clarke, a prolific scorer for the Hornets, came in on one wing while Lee Mortimer moved to the other flank from full back. Carl Paterson returned at stand-off, and Stu Wilson going to full back.
Tom Gilchrist again lined up in the back row alongside James Barrett and Jimmy Cryan which meant young Chris Doyle continued in the hooking duties.
Yarnbury took the game to Baildon and on their first attack the ball came quickly left from the forwards and Paterson scored a try.
For the next ten minutes Baildon had much of the ball working it downfield through their forwards but the Yarnbury defence was strong with the front row of Adam Pike, Doyle and Richard Lister putting in a strong defensive stint.
After this the Yarnbury forwards took control with second row Ian Maycock and back row Barrett taking clean line-out ball which gave the backs freedom to attack.
From a Yarnbury line-out the ball was sent right and recycled left for the impressive Mortimer to beat three men to score the try.
Baildon were then penalised for going over the top at a ruck and Paterson put the ball into touch on the five-metre line.
Maycock took the ball at the front of the line-out and the subsequent drive produced a try for James Barrett which Paterson converted.
Wilson got in on the act with the bonus-point try after Mortimer had made the initial break.
Hooker Doyle charged in near the posts after excellent backing up to make it 29-0.
Baildon started the second half well with second rows Tom Peel and Tom Craven securing regular line-out ball which stand-off Ollie Waddington used to make good yardage out of defence.
Yarnbury were too strong in the backs and took charge with centres Stephen Riley and Jason Avison posing problems.
Substitute second row Russ Gomersall, improving with every game, made a break and fed Avison out wide for a try Maycock got his name on the scoresheet again as good passing gave him the chance to power to the line.
Both tries were unconverted which must be a worry as they missed all seven conversion against Ripon last week.
In close encounters goal kiucks could prove crucial to the outcome so it is an aspect of their play that Yarnbury will doubt be paying attention to as the season reaches its climax.
Winger Clarke had a try dis-allowed for a double movement before finishing off a passing move for a score which Paterson converted.
The win was sealed with two more converted tries from Paterson and Stephen Riley after good work from skipper Oliver Cashman.
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