The blue and golds clinched their first league points of the season in a penalty riddled encounter at the Leisure Centre last Saturday. Almost every technical offence appeared to prompt a blow of the whistle.
It was an important day off the field with club entertaining sponsors and Beverley did manage some well worked tries in between the stoppages to at least put on something of a show. Injuries to Billy Riby, Lewis and Josh Poskitt and the late withdrawal due to work of Ryan Anson forced Howdle to juggle the starting lineup. Lewis Campion started at full back, Ben Naylor on the wing, and Jack Humphries slotted into the halfs.
The blue and golds will take on North Hull Knights in their next group game in the Yorkshire Men’s League 40/20 cup. Both sides recorded opening day victories against Division One opposition.
Beverley defeated Skirlaugh Bulls 28-0 and the Knights dispatched Heworth 36-14. Scott Taylor and Pat Howdle are expected to keep faith with the majority of last weeks 17 of which they believe the best is yet to be seen.
This was the final leg of a series of very tough pre-season friendlies which the Taylor,Howdle and O’Connor had organised, and on the surface of it they will take plenty of positives against NCL 1 opposition.
This was another entertaining warm up for the season with no shortage of passion but played in a generally good spirit.