Beverley Town Football Club will be back in action this weekend as they host to Sculcoates Amateurs in the cup. The side will go head to head in the 2PM kick off on Saturday at Norwood.
Manager Rich Jagger will be looking for a response from his side who well beaten last time out against Westella. Jagger was left feeling disappointed after his side failed to turn up, suffering a 4-0 loss.
A close run thing but Beverley eventually went out of the Yorkshire Shield. It was a high scoring and absorbing game throughout and in the end, there were only two points in it.
Perhaps the relevant factor was that while Beverley’s scores all came from their own exertions every Moortown point resulted directly from a Beverley error. Beverley should have won this match comfortably but simply gave it away through their own profligacy.
Beverley Racecourse enjoyed an impressive 6% rise in visitor numbers in 2018 as 80,000 people attended its meetings to watch the thrilling action unfold.
That strong performance came despite it clashing with the World Cup, with England and Sweden locking horns on a key race day. It has filled chief executive Sally Iggulden with a great deal of optimism ahead of the 2019 season and she believes the course will continue to go from strength to strength.
This was a cracking game with bags of thrilling rugby. Both sides played throughout with flair and ambition providing plenty for the spectators to enjoy in the autumn sunshine.
For three-quarters of the game, the advantage swung one way then the other. It was only when Heath went two converted tries ahead with twenty minutes left that either side began to dominate. Despite the loss, this was much more like it from Beverley. After the dire showing of the previous week, they played well here and deserved better than an eighteen point defeat.
Pat Howdle has stepped down as Director of Rugby at Beverley ARLC bringing the end to a four-year spell with the club.
News of his departure was issued by the club who expressed their most sincere thanks. Howdle took charge at the club in the summer of 2014. During that time the club has developed rapidly and has even played live on TV.
In heavy rain, Beverley opted to play an expansive attacking style of rugby which showed growing confidence.
The team is starting to create, there are a number of new players within the squad and they are starting to gel together, and in the coming weeks, especially with the experience of injured players who are currently side lined coming back, they will surely be a team to again compete at the highest level.