Beverley Leave It Late To Secure Crucial Win Over Clock Face Miners

Beverley Leave It Late To Secure Crucial Win Over Clock Face Miners
Leave It Late To Secure Crucial Win Over Clock Face Miners

Beverley ARLFC got back to winning ways as they saw off Clock Face Miners  23-20 at the Beverley Leisure Centre.

This was a heated yet highly entertaining clash in the rain in what was an incident-packed match.

Conditions dictated the kind of game that was going to take place and the difference between the two sides boiled down to goal-kicking.

Stand-in goal-kicker Jordan Precious landed 7 goals from 8 attempts which were crucial insofar that Clock Face scored 3 tries to Beverley’s 2.

Clock Face were penalised for high tackles on numerous occasions and Beverley elected to go for goal whenever they were within a reasonable range.

Also, the odds seemed stacked against the hosts when Billy Riby was sin-binned following protestations after Clock Face levelled the scores with a converted try on 70 minutes.

In his summing up in dressing rooms simply said it was a top win for his side.

A Jordan Precious penalty after 5 minutes put Beverley 2-0 up. There soon followed a Lewis Poskitt 40/20 putting Beverley on the offensive. This was well defended by the visitors and finished with the ball rolling over the dead ball line from a kick.

The penalty was cancelled out by Shaun Costello’s own penalty after 15 minutes. After 20 minutes a fracas occurred resulting in both Steve Connolly and Andy Stanton from either side being sin-binned.  

The 28th minute did then see Lewis Poskitt’s kick ahead fumbled by a visiting defender. Sam Brown pounced and score wide out. Precious converted.

Beverley Dig Deep Scoring Late To Secure The Win

Precious also added a further 2 penalties towards the end of the half which saw Beverley create one more chance. Bobby Howdle sent a blind side pass to who kicked ahead but could not make any more of the opportunity despite support from Sam Brown. The score remaining a 12-2 at the break.

Lewis Gerraghty crossed for Clock Face following a ball steal five minutes in the second half converted by Costello. Beverley anticipated a penalty but should have played to the whistle.

Soon after a Clock Face 40/20 put them on the attack and Luke Forber crossed converted by Costello for a 14-12 lead to the Merseysiders.

After 52 minutes, Precious again landed a penalty to level the scores at 14-14. Then yet another high tackle saw the referee lose patience and sin-bin Jordan Eccleston of Clock Face.

A flowing attack then saw Ben Atkin, who for the second week running had a sterling game. He put Lewis Miller away who again was taken out high. Precious nudged Beverley 16-14  ahead with the penalty. 

Beverley looked to gather momentum when  Bobby Howdle sneaked over from dummy half for a try.  This, however, was not converted but the visitors refused to lie down.

The 70th minute saw Beverley lose the ball from a Clock Face kick on the last tackle and Luke Forber pounced to score despite strong protests from Beverley that there was a knock-on in the movement.

This led to a sin-binning for Riby with Costello levelling the scores at 20-20.

A man down for the final 10 minutes, Beverley managed to dig deep. A Lewis Poskitt drop-goal and another Jordan Precious penalty saw them edge home quite literally with a wet sail.

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