This performance by Beverley will rank as the best and most complete so far this season. A big crowd basked in the sun and the home side handled the big occasion the better of the two sides.
Beverley’s pack dominated with Joe Morley, Bradley Kirkby, Steve Connolly and Kingsley Okra-Overton chewing up the yards. This allowed man of the match Jordan Precious, Bobby Downs and Lewis Poskitt to unleash an exciting back division. The finishing was lethal.
The opening 20 minutes was an even affair before Lewis Poskitt broke the deadlock with one of those inimitable dummies and shimmies for the line. Josh Poskitt converted and the lead soon increased.
Some good approaching drives from Kingsley-Overton and Morley set up the position for Bobby Howdle to jink his over. Poskitt again converted but some loose play saw the ball lost from the re-start kick. In the ensuing set, Paul Fletcher crossed for the visitors with the conversion going wide.
With the minutes ticking away to the interval, Beverley struck a crucial blow. Some adventurous play in their own 20 saw the ball moved to the right to send Lewis Miller in the clear. The chasing cover had no answer to the young winger’s pace who brought the crowd to its feet with a 70-meter dash to the line. Poskitt converted for an 18-4 half-time lead.
Beverley, with that mental lift, came out with renewed energy for the second half and proceeded to turn the screw. Sweet handling to the right sent Miller over for a second before similar handling saw Miller do well to escape the clutches of several Dockers defenders to register a hat-trick. Poskitt converted both scores and the points looked to be in the bag at 30-4.
The creative triangle of Precious, Downs and Poskitt were in their element for the rest of the game. It took some plucky defending by the Hull side to ensure a heavy defeat did not become a rout.
More points came in the last 10 minutes. Okra-Overton charged over for a well-deserved score in the 72nd minute with Lewis Straw this time converting.
Finally, Billy Riby joined the line in the 76th minute to finish off another good handling movement. The goal-kicking was returned to Josh Poskitt who stroked over the 7th goal of the afternoon.
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