The blue and golds chalked up their fourth consecutive victory at the Beverley Leisure centre last Saturday.
It was arguably their best performance of the season showing discipline and patience throughout the 80 minutes.
Head coach Scott Taylor said;
“That was without doubt our best team performance of the season and our goal-line defence was the best that I have seen in my time at this club.”
It was difficult to single out individuals on the day but Lewis Poskitt’s kicking game ensured that Beverley always appeared in control of the game. Also two well taken tries and some crucial tackles ensured that Billy Riby won the man of the match vote.
In the opening ten minutes, both sides attacked in equal measures with both defences on top.
However, repeat sets paid off for the home side in the 11th minute after forcing two successive line drop-outs. The second of which was after Lewis Poskitt’s gentle kick into the in-goal area struck a visiting defender and saw Billy Riby just a split second away from touching down.
The short drop-out went into the hands of Alex Calvert whose blockbusting run saw him go over wide out. Josh Poskitt converting. The home continued with their attractive attacking style that was well defended by Queensbury.
Once again, game management was crucial on the half hour mark contributing to Beverley’s second try. Lewis Poskitt again forced a line drop-out and a few plays later Lewis Campion’s pass to the right saw Steve Johnson score on his return to the club after a long absence.
This was again converted by Josjh Poskitt. The visitors enjoyed some good territory leading up to the interval but the home side proved to be rock solid, especially close to their own line.
The home side looked ready to finish off the job early in the second half. After a number of forays in the Queensbury 20, they got their rewards. A quality offload from Jack Humphries put Steve Connolly away who then fed Billy Riby whose sidestepped his way through the remaining defenders. Josh Poskitt adding the extras for an 18-0 advantage.
Shortly after a Lewis Poskitt interception saw him virtually put the game beyond doubt only to be ruled offside. The visitors who undoubtedly played their part in an entertaining contest then edged their ways back into proceedings.
A clean break from deep by their second rower was halted, firstly, by Billy Riby and then Lewis Colrein, who snuffed out the danger when the ball was offloaded to a supporting attacker.
More pressure followed by the visitors which was snuffed out by terrific defending. But the sheer amount of defending took its toll and Tom Hainsworth finally forced his way over for the Bradford side. The conversion was added to give the visitors a glimmer of hope in the final quarter.
Such hopes were dashed three minutes later when a Queensbury kick downfield went straight down the throat of Josh Poskitt, who surged up-field evading several defenders but finally losing out to weight of numbers.
A quick play the ball then saw Billy Riby race away from dummy half to out-pace the cover and score wide out. The extras could not be added, but a 22-6 score-line looked to have put things to bed.
This Saturday sees Beverley face their toughest test of the season so far. They will travel to the unbeaten league leaders Batley Boys. Kick-off is 2.30pm at Heritage Way, Mount Pleasant.
Final Score: Beverley ARLC 22 Queensbury 6 | Reported by Nick Robinson
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