In a contest against a determined Leodiensian side, Beverley RUFC regained their early season form with a hard-earned 36-14 victory.
As opposed to recent weeks, Beverley looked much more switched on and dangerous right from the start.
Jake Boardman opened the scoring in the corner in the third minute after aggressive defensive play ripped the ball loose.
The forwards then began to test each other out in the following phase. A converted Rob Smith penalty broke this arm wrestle after Jacob Baggs made an excellent run following a quick line out.
Although the game remained tight, Leodiensian’s overcome the disadvantage of a yellow card to drive Dave Robbinson over from the resultant line out to get the 8-7 win.
The enterprising intent of both sets of players was evident in the first heavy conditions of the season.
Beverley’s revamped pack was more aggressive in the first half, with Gav Jenney and Louis Frear particularly prominent.
This balance of play was only rewarded just before halftime with a superb Jacob Holmes try under the posts, beating five men in close order.
To ensure a measure of comfort, the Beavers needed to open up a gap on the scoreboard. As a result of sustained pressure on the Beverley line, the hosts scored next, with Dan Johnson darting over off the back of a scrum 15-14.
The contest hung in the balance with 20 minutes remaining. Beverley seized the initiative 22-14 with a superb 80-metre try worked with two interchanges of passes between Jake Boardman and Rob Smith.
Resurgent Beverley Secure Important Win On The Road
A spirited Leodiensian team made a valiant effort to get back to a one-score game. In contrast to recent weeks, the Beavers’ defence knocked back Leodiensian’s close-quarter probing with several punishing hits from Jack Houseman and Jack Dixon.
A resurgent backline for Beverley delivered two decisive blows that secured victory and bonus points. Jake Boardman scored his second try with a clever kick-through.
After Jake cleared again, he slipped the ball inside for Luke Hazell to dot down under the posts, making the final score 36-14 for Beverley.
The entire team deserves congratulations for providing a thoroughly entertaining and improved performance, which was well refereed.
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