An excellent game this between two evenly matched sides played in a good spirit by both sides.
Beverley RUFC , playing down the considerable slope and with the wind behind, immediately took advantage and mounted siege on the Brod’s line. After three minutes No 8 Isaac Keighley crashed over for a try which skipper Phil Duboulay duly converted to make the score 0-7.
Miserable cold, windy and wet conditions led inevitably to a game littered with mistakes and infringements and an afternoon to forget.
It has to be said that both sides endeavoured to put on a show but matters were not helped by the referee who must have been breathless by the end, judging by the amount of breath he expended blowing his whistle! Never the less he was there, and the conditions were ,no doubt, just as unpleasant for him.
Beverley Under 15s travelled to Dinnington RUFC against one of the stronger sides in Yorkshire knowing that this would be a tough encounter.
Beverley gave a first start to second row Oliver Waites, and due to bare minimum numbers the versatile Cameron Lawley slotted into hooker, Tom Barnard returning to 10 and Alex Nuttall covering full back position.
Beverley U15s lost a tightly contested match against Leeds-based Roundhegians, but will hopefully learn some important lessons from the defeat.
With their regular fly-half absent the Beverley backs were forced to reshuffle but, with developing strength-in-depth within the squad, this can’t be used as an excuse for losing a match that could have been won.
Beverley RUFC kicked off on a wet and blustery afternoon at Beaver Park to start this Yorkshire Division 1 fixture, and immediately mounted an assault on the Keighley line.
But, largely due to determined defence by Keighley, were unable to capitalise on their possession of the ball in the early exchanges. In fact during this early period Keighley were unable to hang on to the ball for long enough to get out of their own half.
Beverley U15s welcomed Goole to Beaver Park for a first-round Yorkshire Cup tie just two weeks after losing to them in an early-season friendly.
Coming back to near full-strength after injury lay-offs over recent weeks presented the u15s with a chance to redress the balance, and a strong and intelligent display from the full squad saw them contain and dismantle a capable and expansive Goole team.
Pray let it be a long time before we endure another afternoon like this. This was a truly awful game.
There was plenty of huffing and puffing and it was all played in a good spirit but the quality hardly ever rose above the mediocre. What little constructive rugby there was came from Hullensians who fully deserved their comfortable victory.