Another hot Sunday morning rugby started with a crunching tackle by Joe Wardill which knocked the ball out from the grasps of the Dockers player to be expertly picked up by James McGahey.
The Beverley Braves got off to a great start with Will Johnson taking the ball in strongly, the ball then found Keegan Bartlett who expertly kicked it across field.
Beverley went to East Hull and came away with the spoils in a rough game that just about simmered under boiling point for its entirety.
Beverley ARLC went into this fixture with a number of absentees due to work commitments. The two Steve Davidsons were missing as were Adam Norton and Mark Nicholson.
The Beverley Braves knew a strong start was needed against this tough Dockers side and they did just that with a number of impressive runs. The pressure paid off as Nathan Collinson bravely got possession back for Beverley on the Dockers
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This game proved to be a tough ask against a strong Hull Dockers second string. The hosts trailed 20-0 at the break and had to play 50 minutes of the game with only 12 men following the dismissal of full back Steve Connolly.
This match had to be switched to the Leisure Centre after Beverley’s opponents discovered that no posts had been erected at their council owned pitch at Costello on the Friday before the game.
The blue and golds will start their Hull & District League campaign this Saturday away to Three Tuns (formerly GW Horners). Guy Adams was pleased with the squad’s only run out against quality opposition Wortley Dragons three weeks ago.
The hottest day of the year so far saw a great game of rugby league at Shelly Avenue with Hull Dockers running out 16-8 winners against a Beverley Braves side who put in a huge amount of effort
Right from the whistle the crowd knew this match was going to be a physical one as Dockers initial attack was a massive charge down the middle of the pitch, their strength was obvious and the battle had commenced