Beverley RUFC ‘s injury problems continued in yesterday’s match against Yarnbury with Craig Hancock having to leave the field in the first few minutes with concussion following a midfield collision.
It is likely that he will not return before Christmas due to the mandatory recovery period required after concussion.
Beverley took the lead through a Phil Duboulay penalty after 7 minutes (3-0) and were dominating the game thanks to good possession being provided by the forwards. Jockey Holmes threaded his way through a tiny gap down the right wing to touch down for a try which Phil Duboulay converted (10-0).
Yarnbury hit back on the half hour with an excellent try from their powerful centre James Avison and stand off Marshall added the extras (10-7). Yarnbury were reduced to 14 men when loose head prop Penman was sin binned. Almost immediately Beverley were awarded a penalty try which Duboulay converted (17-7). Almost on half time Marshall kicked a penalty for Yarnbury to make it 17-10 at the break.
After a dour first half the second half was very refreshing. Beverley’s young backs suddenly sprang to life and started to move the ball about with speed and accuracy. After 5 minutes Luke Hazell scored a fine try, slicing through the Yarnbury defence to touch down near the posts. Phil Duboulay converted to make it 24-10. Five minutes later Rob Smith repeated the operation to score further out and again Duboulay obliged with the extras.(31-10).
With the bonus point secured, the Beavers were now looking to be in complete command and after a period of continuous pressure Isaac Keighley touched down from a forward drive under the posts for Duboulay to convert (38-10).
Yarnbury came back briefly and after 38 minutes were rewarded with another try from centre James Avison, converted by Marshall (38-17) but almost on full time Rob Smith scored under the posts from an interception 40 metres out and Phil Duboulay kicked his seventh goal with the conversion (45-17).
This was a good victory for Beverley after a run of 3 defeats. Dale Hodgson was voted man of the match and special mention should go to young Lewis Szarama who came on as a replacement and was prominent throughout his time on the pitch.
Also to Will Harrison who continues to show his versatility, starting the match at scrum half, then moving to the backrow for a while and finally ending up for the final 20 minutes or so as centre, all with equal effect.
Final Score : Beverley RUFC 45 Yarnbury 17