Beverley RUFC continued their good run of form as they beat their West Yorkshire counter parts Keighley to go fifth in the Northern League.
Keighley took the lead through the boot of Alex Brown who kicked a penalty in the first 10 minutes of the game though it was to be the only time the visitors were ahead in the game.
Beverley hit back through Will Harrison who broke through to score an all important try which was converted by the skipper Phil Duboulay as the Beavers went into the break with slender 7 – 3 lead.
Duboulay edged the Beavers further ahead in the second period when he converted a penalty and the game was all but wrapped up when flanker Steve Wiggill galloped home for the try of the match.
Nerves however were tested at Beaver Park. Following a surge by Keighley, sparked by a decision they were rewarded with a try of their own.
Despite the score it was to be the Beavers who held out to make it four wins from their last four games and continue their rise in the league.
Beverley RUFC’s Club Official Malcolm Cunningham speaking after the game ;
“These were two evenly matched sides, both strong in defence, and an overly officious referee resulted in a game which, although keenly fought, contained little flowing rugby.”
“Games between these two clubs are always keen closely fought affairs and although a little disjointed at times, this was no exception.”
“For Beverley this was a good result and the whole side applied themselves very well with Dale Hodgson in particular very prominent.”
Beverley are now just 10 points off second place. Their next fixture sees them travel to Lancashire to play bottom club North Ribblesdale as they look to apply pressure at the right end of the table.
Final Score : Beverley RUFC 15 Keighley 8
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