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It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)

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By Almo
November 10 2018

The match report is here:

I know lots of people do not like the "on the road" home games, but I would just like to say what an excellent experience today's event, hosted by Huddersfield YMCA, turned out to be. The only criticism, somewhat unfair, is that the TMO should have awarded England the try against the All-Blacks that many of us watched in the clubhouse after the live action.

A vibrant crowded and atmospheric afternoon, which unfortunately would not have been  the case if the match was played at Headers, where we would have been watching the tumbleweed blow across the pitch. The tannoy and my hearing have seen better days but I think the crowd was about 350.


So the team won, played pretty well, introduced new young players: it is difficult to see what else could be achieved. We kicked less than previously, but the experimental tackle laws mean that you are more likely to score ball-in-hand. Perhaps the new laws, helping player welfare and encouraging handling rugby, will be a success?



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Re: It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)
Grybz (IP Logged)
10/11/2018 19:25
Didnít go as Huddersfield is a bit of a trek for me, but glad to see a win and new players seemed to feature. Bodes well for our climb to mid table safety.

Did watch the england match and was a bit confused, having watched all our matches at Headingley so far this season I was under the impression the offside law had been scrapped. Shame no-one told the TMO!

Re: It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)
Bobba (IP Logged)
10/11/2018 21:06
Watched the highlights of the England match.Actually the TMO got it spot on. Unfortunate from the England point of view but it is what it is. Time to move on.

Glad our boys won up at the YMCA. I hope the win will be followed up with further positive progress. No one, not even me, wants to see us propping up the Championship.

Re: It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)
JDH (IP Logged)
10/11/2018 23:43
I witnessed the eng defeat but we played well. Just a few to many errors 2nd half when it mattered.

Re: It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)
almostatyke (IP Logged)
11/11/2018 18:24
I should give credit for the thread title to Hax, who thought it up when he wrote a match report, back in the day, of a B&I Cup game at this venue, played in a blizzard.
I certainly am not clever enough to think of a better one, so thanks Martyn.

Re: It's good to play at the YMCA (slight reprise)
Yorki (IP Logged)
12/11/2018 17:25
I really enjoyed YMCA traditional club experience, the match was good and YC seemed to gel with the new recruits. Notts put a weakened side out but I think that allowed YC players a bit space/time to gel. I noticed quite few Notts supporters did not come out of the club house for the second half.

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