Beverley RUFC Beavers u9s played host to Bridlington on Sunday. The day didn’t get off to a great start with a heavy frost on the ground which threatened play, but eventually the go ahead was given for the matches to proceed.
Beverley made up of James Hebb, Joel Hardy, Will Aspin, Flynn Harwood, Henry Stephenson, and Alex Gorman arrived with boundless enthusiasm to get stuck in, mainly because standing around was not an option on such a cold day.
As Bridlington were short on players a decision was taken to have an initial half hour of training together which both sides enjoyed and benefitted from. Once suitably warmed up the teams got down to business.
In the early part of the game the Beverley struggled to organise themselves and get their defensive line in place but with input from coaches on both sides the team settled into the game.
Initial attack was not as good as it could have been but then suddenly the penny dropped and the ball was moving faster out on to the wing and tackles were taken but still progress was made repeatedly toward the try line.
Hebb made some quick decisions and availed of gaps that saw him complete some great work on the try line. Harwood and Hardy showed real grit and determination when tackling while Stephenson and Aspin worked hard on the wing closing down the space and off loading when necessary.
Man of the match went to Gorman for charging down every ball and availing of every opportunity to get past the opposition. Great mornings play for both teams.