Beverley Secure Win As Rugby Finally Returns To Beaver Park

Beverley Secure Win As Rugby Finally Returns To Beaver Park
Secure Win As Rugby Finally Returns To

At last, Rugby returned to Beaver Park with Beverley entertaining Old Rishworthian RFC from Halifax and entertained them and a reasonable crowd to some highly promising rugby.

The Beavers have lost a number of last years squad but look to have a useful set of youngsters ready to replace them. Playing towards the clubhouse they took an early lead after 10 minutes through a Phil Duboulay penalty (3-0).

However, Rishworthians hit back with a smart try 3 minutes later which was converted to give them a 3-7 lead. Play settled down with both sides showing a willingness to throw the ball about and  Beverley capitalised on a Rishworthian error with Lewis Szrama crossing for a  try (8-7). This was followed 3 minutes later with a typical smart try which Phil Duboulay converted to make it (15-7).

Gradually the Beavers started to dominate the exchanges and after 35 minutes they went further ahead with a Rhys Innes try again converted by the ever-reliable Phil Duboulay (22-7). As half time approached impressive-looking new centre Jake Boardman jinked his way through the visitor’s defence to touch down for Phil Duboulay to convert (29-7).

After a highly entertaining first half the second began in a similar fashion to the first with the Beavers playing some scintillating rugby and quickly establishing a formidable lead through tries from Luke Hazell and both converted by Phil Duboulay to make it 43 -7.

However, Rishworthians hit back with a converted try (43-14) and for the next ten minutes or so the match became very scrappy until Beverley finally managed to increase their lead to (50-14) with a Duboulay try which he converted himself.

A period of sustained pressure from Rishworthians in the final 15 minutes resulted in a converted try (50-21).

This was a thoroughly exciting and well-deserved victory for Beverley and the outlook for this season is very promising.

Final Score: Beverley RUFC 50 Old Rishworthian 21

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