West Leeds up to fourth after Yarnbury win


Yarnbury 8-58 West Leeds

Bragging rights were up for grabs in this West Leeds derby, but you would never have thought it on this display.

It took the visitors just four minutes to get on the scoreboard with a penalty, taken in the belief this would be a difficult encounter. 0-3

In the 22nd minute with the score unchanged West’s influential Dale Breakwell left the field with a dislocated elbow and some West Leeds followers wondered how this could impact on the game.

But West Leeds’ strength in depth was evident just three minutes later then scored their first try, which was converted by Keir Breakwell 0-10.

Yarnbury hit back six minutes later with one of their few chances created by their forwards and finished by some good backs moves. 5-10.

On thirty sixth minutes a fantastic individual try from Captain Neave took the score to 5-15.
Just seven minutes later he was at it again and a conversion from a difficult position extended the visitors lead 5-22. Another bonus point in the bag.

Deep into first half injury time Yarnbury forwards forced a penalty which they converted. 8-22 HT.

The second half saw Yarnbury start with some spirit which resulted in nothing due to some stern defence from Wests.

From the 46 minute it was just a precession of tries with very little response form Yarnbury, with the final score finishing 8-58.

West Leeds move into fourth place in Yorkshire Division One with this bonus point win.

Yarnbury put out five teams on Saturday but on this performance what they lack is a team of first team quality.

Meanwhile at Blue Hill Lane West Leeds second team took on Yarnbury third team in the Yorkshire Championship Merritt table, with the match ending in a 65-5 home win.

Next week West Leeds take on bottom-of-the-league Acklam who make the long journey from the North East. KO 2.15.


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