Beverley RUFC U14s put in a solid team performance at Beaver Park to secure a comfortable win over Harrogate.
Manager James Bayes was delighted with his team and the result. He saw his side come out on top against a side they had lost to earlier in the season.
Beavers U14s put in some excellent work upfront. It saw Beverley control the breakdown, setting up a good platform for the backs to move the ball with freedom. As a result of this, they were able to create lots of gaps in the Harrogate defence.
The first 10 minutes of the match was tight. But Beverley’s pack started to dominate in the set-piece which in turn allowed the backs to attack at will.
In the second quarter of the game, the turning point came and Beverley started to dominate in all areas. Beverley’s defence also looked rock solid and never looked like being breached.
Beverley moved up a couple of gears at the restart and saw the first of three second-half tries coming within two minutes of the restart.
Harrogate’s scrum really started to struggle with Beverley consistently driving them backwards.
This continued and Beverley started to play more expansive rugby, which resulted in the next couple of tries. The consolation try for Harrogate came five minutes before the final whistle.
Overconfidence by Beverley saw them throw away a certain try, giving away possession to Harrogate who ran the ball from their own 22 and travel the full length of the pitch.
However, despite this, the coach was delighted saying his side put in a great all-round performance.