The team is starting to create, there are a number of new players within the squad and they are starting to gel together, and in the coming weeks, especially with the experience of injured players who are currently side lined coming back, they will surely be a team to again compete at the highest level.
The game started slowly with Beverley knocking on from the kick, but as the forwards soon dominated possession and the backs led by Koppy Phouangsavath and a centre partnership of Charlie Newsome and Gabriel Bejarano they looked and proved dangerous.
In the forwards, Dylan Ross was very strong and is settling into the team with a number of strong tackles, but it was props Alex Crockett who linked up and slipped a pass Jasper Ghio and put him through for a first try after 8 minutes.
Grimsby dug in and put pressure on Beverley, for a lengthy period, but the Beverley defence was resolute, strong tackles by forwards Ben Walker, Josh Dillon and Cameron Lawley laid the platform, and another new signing in Jack Webster provided pace and power to the front row and allowed the backs to open the game up, with Oliver Waites coming on and producing his best performance to date in a Beverley shirt this also proved the depth of talent this team possesses.
Another forwards play allowed Adam Skeates to feed Koppy to use his pace and outsprint the Grimsby defence to score a further try, converted by Alex Nuttall. Soon after the pace of Newsome allowed him to score his first try of the day with him providing excellent support play, again converted by Nuttall.
The backs looked dangerous at every play, wingers Harry Gunn and Ben Ashley saw more ball than they would generally have expected as the centres moved the play out wide and Sam Acaster proved solid in defence and attack at full back.
Again with further surging runs, Ross supported well and scored his first try for the club and this was soon followed when Webster outpaced the winger to score in the corner on his debut.
The second half was very much the same with Beverley dominating and Grimsby playing a physical game to try and score some points, but tries by Nuttall, Ghio, Newsome and Crockett and two further conversions by Nuttall ensured that the game was closed out and comfortably won.
Man of the match was a very difficult choice, but Koppy excellent in his distribution, running and defence, and with Ross tackling hard and ball carrying the Man of the Match goes to both players.
Final Score Grimsby 0 Beverley RUFC 55
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