As well as Beverley controlled the ball in their season opener against Driffield, they failed to care for it this weekend as an Ionians dominated the first half en route to a comfortable 36-12 victory over the Beavers.
Ionians scored early to put Beverley on the back foot as the visitors failed to recover from a fumble receiving the kick off that gave the home side possession and territory which they duly converted two minutes later driving over from a free kick.
Beverley Town Football Club went into this game on the back of an excellent 7-2 victory against Reckitts, but mindful of complacency against a competitive Ferriby side.
Town started very slowly, and this set the tone for much of the game. Straight from the kick off some poor play let the Ferriby striker in on goal, luckily for town his one on one with keeper Ollie Thane was dragged wide.
After making a winning start to their league campaign against Guisborough, Beverley colts second fixture was against their local rivals Driffield. Although Beverley ended up winning 57-5, this was a much closer game than the score may suggest.
Beverley started the stronger of the two teams and managed to turn their early dominance into points when captain, George Bennett-Teare picked up from the base of an attacking scrum and fed fellow back rower, Reg Fisher, who drove over for a try converted by Charlie Rawlins.
In the end a comfortable win which took Beverley RUFC up to second place in Yorkshire One. After twenty minutes this match looked like being a whitewash.
Beverley were then already twenty four points up with a four try bonus point in the bag. But by the time the game went into its last quarter it had all changed and Beverley, while not exactly hanging on, were certainly having their work cut out to finish with the win.