Beavers Yorkshire Cup Final Ends In Disappointment

Beavers Yorkshire Cup Final Ends In Disappointment
Beavers Final Ends In Disappointment

Under 14s travelled to West Park Leeds for their long awaited Yorkshire Plate Final on Sunday against a strong Ripon team.

Although full of confidence, knew it would be a difficult task to overturn Ripon, but played the full game with the spirit and determination that had previously ensured they fully deserved a place in the final, but unfortunately came across a very clinical opposition.

The game was a ferocious battle, in difficult conditions, and both teams made mistakes, the forwards including Harrison Petrie, Alex Crockett and Oliver Lazenby in the front row held their own in the scrums and won important balls against the head, second row partnership of and Josh Dillon is proving strong week on week and the back row triplets of , Ben Walker and continued to impress.

As the half progressed the forwards won good ball at the breakdown and allowed the drives from Petrie to continue as they have in previous weeks, scrum half was able to distribute good ball to Eden Quantock and with , returning from injury, and the ever impressive Sam Acaster in the centres there were real opportunities to make progress.

Ripon spread the ball well and wingers Oliver Jenner and Alex Nuttall has a busy day defending and made some significant tackles at Full back.

With the half time score was 17 – 0 to Ripon, felt all was to play for, but the Ripon team then used the slope to their advantage, although defended well, it was only a matter of time before Ripon went over.

put on their replacements to bolster the tiered legs, with Harry Hestleton, Cameron Lawley, Jasper Law, Aaron Waring, Daniel Bryans, Ben Ashley and Harry Gunn getting involved in the final match, but unfortunately this was to no avail.

Ripon were confident by now and everything seemed to their way.

An unfortunate neck injury to Ben Ashley towards the end of the match brought the game to a conclusion, thankfully he should make a speedy recovery, the final score 40 – 0.

A game too far for the team, but they can all be very proud indeed on what they have achieved so far this season, to make a Yorkshire Final is without doubt a huge achievement and goes to show how far this team has come and developed in the past year.

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