The blue and golds will bring their season to a close this Saturday with their biggest game in their recent history and their neighbours, the Potting Shed, are backing them to triumph in the final.
Beverley ARLC will contest the Yorkshire Premier Division Grand Final against Siddal Academy at in Batley, West Yorkshire in their 1PM kick off.
Director of Rugby Pat Howdle is hoping for some good support on the day, he said; ‘
“The club is in the spotlight in more ways than one this Saturday and it is our first chance of major silverware in the best part of 20 years.”
Their appearance in the final is a sign of their progress over the past three seasons when they first joined the Yorkshire Mens League.
Beverley had little idea when they resigned from the Hull & District League back then that they would so soon be contesting the Grand Final of the top division.
One of the club’s sponsors, The Potting Shed is lending its backing to neighbours Beverley ARLC as they go for glory in the play offs.
The bar, which signed a sponsorship deal with the side back in March this year, regularly welcomes players after home matches at the nearby ground.
And, with so many supporters choosing to get a grandstand view of the blue and golds from the Potting Shed’s outdoor terrace, Jade Renner, Operations Director said;
“We’re really happy with how things have gone in the league this season for Beverley because obviously a lot of our customers are fans and we are one of the sponsors so we have a big interest,”
“Because of how close we are to the ground, we’re seen as their local and we love having them here. It really adds something special to the atmosphere of the bar on match days.”
“We are delighted the team has made the Grand Finals and we’re wishing them luck for in the final and we look forward to welcoming them back into the bar afterwards … to celebrate, of course!”
Finishing in fourth place as opposed to second placed Siddal, they probably again are slight underdogs.
However Scott Taylor’s men have found their best form late in the season when it most matters. They will not be deterred by the fact that their West riding opponents have already defeated them twice this season.
Beverley were defeated 28-8 at Siddal and lost the return fixture 42-18 at the Beverley Leisure Centre with on both occasions depleted line ups.
Head Coach Scott Taylor has no injury worries ahead of Saturday and has named a 21 man squad which includes all of the 17 players from last week’s semi-final.
He has added Luke Inglis, Will Thompson, Callum O’Connor and Lewis Colrein to the squad and will make a decision on his final 17 on Saturday morning.
A double-decker coach will depart from the Potting Shed at 10AM for players and supporters who wish to come and support the club.
The lower deck will be available for supporters with who can turn up on the day with a £10 charge.