This Yorkshire Shield competition semi final eventually took place today on the third time of asking at Mallorie Park, Ripon, following two cancellations due to dangerous frozen pitches and a two week Christmas break. The home side played the heavy conditions better and deservedly won 17 – 7.
Beverley RUFC Under 15s returned to action with a solid victory against local rivals Pocklington at Beaver Park.
Boosted by the return of long term injured players of Sam Acaster and Tom Barnard they put in a solid performance to overcome an improved Pocklington team.
Beverley RUFC formidable home form remains in place after they saw off Old Rishworthians winning 31-25 at Beaver Park.
Beverley who are still in with a shout of promotion needed to dig deep against a side who physically were far bigger than them but did just that to secure the result.
Beverley RUFC will resume their season after the festive break with a home tie against Old Rishworthians at Beaver Park this Saturday.
Beverley, who are fourth in the Yorkshire Division One table will be looking to extend their run of four wins on the spin at Beaver Park.
A five point bonus win but not one of Beverley’s better performances. They got there in the end but it was heavy going and Wheatley will think themselves unlucky not to have gone away with at least a losing bonus point.
Beverley struggled all afternoon to come to terms with the chunky Wheatley forwards who ran powerfully and proved difficult to bring down. Beverley did score four tries but three of them came from isolated bursts into enemy territory. In the end they won because they took their chances when they got them.
Beverley RUFC Colts continue to set the pace in the Yorkshire League Conference as they beat Malton & Norton 52-0 at Beaver Park.
Ben Fennell, Alex Morris, Charlie Rawlins, Brandon Leggett and Alex Hodgkinson all scored tries in the game, while Hodgkinson was in fine form with his kicking game.
Beverley RUFC across to Settle for their longest trip of the season to take on North Ribblesdale in this Yorkshire Division One match.
Showing eight changes, ~Beverley took their time to settle, but did keep up their custom of conceding a third minute penalty which the Ribblesdale No 10 duly converted to give the hosts a 3-0 lead.
Beverley RUFC Under 15s produced a dominant and destructive performance away at Grimsby and secured a 57 – 0 victory.
Having made some enforced significant changes in key positions, due to injuries, illness and availability, the players responded exceptionally well and cruised to a convincing win.
Beverley RUFC will be looking to get back to winning ways today as they hit the road for second week in a row to face to North Ribblesdale.
Last weekend an out of sorts Beverley were well beaten by Scarborough and will need a win if they are to keep their promotional hopes alive.
This weekend saw Beverley RUFC under 15s end a six-match losing streak with a very convincing victory over Driffield.
The Scoring started early for Beverley with Tom Barnard making a typical catch and side stepping run, to score under the posts inside the first 5 minutes, a try that he converted.
Beverley RUFC U16s beat local rivals Driffield RUFC 41-0 despite having re shuffle their side due to a number of players missing through injury.
This was a match Beverley were always in control of. While Driffield were really very close in ability and size, the clear difference between the teams being unity shone by the Beavers.
Not a lot to say about this match as a lacklustre performance from a surprisingly low key Beverley RUFC side resulted in them being well beaten by an impressive looking Scarborough outfit.
Principally, the difference between the sides on the day was that Scarborough’s defence was superb all match but Beverley’s was, uncharacteristically, poor.
Beverley RUFC travel to North Yorkshire this Saturday as they take on Scarborough in the Northern Division, a match that be crucial to their promotion ambitions.
The Beavers have enjoyed a good run of form in recent weeks that has seen them beat Heath in both league and cup.
Beverley RUFC manager Will Turnbull said the lads ‘really showed up’ as they brushed aside Heath to reach the semi final of the Yorkshire Shield.
Heath, for the second week running, returned to West Yorkshire empty handed as The Beavers smashed the visitors 33-10 at Beaver Park.
For the second consecutive Saturday, Beverley RUFC entertained Heath, this time in the Yorkshire Shield Quarter final, and again triumphed in a fast exciting game.
From the kick-off Heath attacked and kept up the pressure on the Beavers’ line for the first ten minutes until Beverley managed to break out and move upfield with some good interpassing.
Beverley RUFC Colts Head Coach Ian Dobson says his backs were the difference as they thrashed Driffield RUFC 63-26 in their own back yard.
Beverley were rampant from the off and finished the game scoring and converting nine tries to beat their local rivals for the time in recent years.