Back in October when Beverley’s opposition visited Beaver Park it was a tense affair and a high-scoring game led to the away team Huddersfield Laund Hill just securing the win in the dying seconds of the game, 36-38, in this return match on a wet dark afternoon in Huddersfield, the Beavers were able to return the favour, literally winning the game with the last kick of the match to win 25-27 in what proved to be a thrilling start to the 2023 campaign for both teams.
Beverley RUFC managed to lift themselves up to 5th in the Yorkshire County League One after an entertaining match at Beaver Park against West Leeds.
Both teams played inconsistently throughout the 80 minutes, but the neutrals will have found this an entertaining try-fest. Lack of structure and plenty of mistakes will have left both coaching teams frustrated, final score 42 – 29.
Much better by Beverley and at last the convincing victory they have frequently threatened this season but not delivered.
How much of the winning margin was due to Beverley’s superior quality and how much to that of the opposition, who are without a win this season, is a matter of conjecture.
After a fine performance the previous week Beverley lapsed back into their bad habits of earlier in the season and deservedly paid the price.
Basic errors and ill-discipline abounded throughout. Twelve penalties conceded in the first half alone says it all. Rishworthians not so much achieved the victory as had it handed to them on a plate.
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.
Keighley enjoyed a productive afternoon in East Yorkshire as they beat Beverley 8-22 at Beaver Park.
Beverley were looking to bring an end to a run of defeats. Despite playing well in patches they were simply not good enough to overpower the side from West Yorkshire.
Beverley suffered a defeat in the local derby as they were beaten 50-36 by Hullensians. The Beavers had hoped for better ahead of the game but crashed to their third consecutive defeat.
It was not all doom and gloom for head coach Craig Hancock and his side. When they did get the ball they showed they can. However, it was Hullensians who opened the scoring early on.
After defeat in the East Yorkshire derby last week, Beverley suffered their first home defeat losing 36-38 to Huddersfield.
Brian Meadley, a founder member of Beverley RUFC and a founder member of the club, was remembered before the match with a minute’s silence.
Dinnington RFC suffered a heavy defeat in east Yorkshire as they were beaten 80-7 by Beverley at Beaver Park.
This is a big season for the club which is marking 50 years of playing at Beaver Park. To honour that anniversary the club is playing in the same style strip they did five decades ago.
The first game of the 22/23 season kicked off for Beverley RUFC away at newly promoted Wetherby RUFC, so the Beavers were unsure what their opponents had to offer.
It was the first time that they had ever played in Yorkshire Division One and wanted to put in a fine performance in memory of life-long member Jerome Connolly.
The last home game of the 21/22 season at Beaver Park was against Roundhegians RUFC, both teams equal on points in Yorkshire Division One, and the conditions were good, so there was a promise of an entertaining game of rugby, which the supporters were treated too.
An entertaining game of end-to-end rugby which saw Beverley finish victorious 31 – 21. Matchday sponsors Darren Hart from Groundtech and Iain Gillard from Big Box Group brought a good number of guests to the already excited ‘last match at home’ vibe, rounded off with a positive result meant the atmosphere at Beaver Park was buzzing.
Happily, for both these sides, there is no relegation from Yorkshire One this season; otherwise, this might have been a tense relegation dogfight.
In the event it was an enjoyable and entertaining game with plenty of running rugby; carefree, almost, with nothing much at stake. Huddersfield YMCA must have one of the most pleasant playing grounds in the league and with ideal conditions and a fine sunny afternoon, there was every reason to hope for a good game.
The visitors to Beaver park were Pontefract RUFC, flying high in the Yorkshire One table, and needing just one more victory to secure promotion their spirits were raised further upon arrival when they realised it was Ladies Day at Beverley RUFC.
The local derby trip to Bridlington for the Beavers was always going to be a tough challenge. The previous week Brid came away with an away win at top of the table Old Crossleyans and look to have secured the fourth spot in the league, which is the last promotion spot.
The weather was good for an open game of rugby, and in patches, Beverley’s backs looked impressive, unfortunately, the power of the imported front row and backline of the forward pack was too much, and Bridlington was deserved winners by the end of the afternoon scoring 46 points to Beverley’s 15.
Frequent spells of swirling rain and a fierce wind blowing diagonally from corner to corner; it might have been expected that this would be an afternoon of uninspiring rugby for supporters and those attending the ex-players reunion.
But surprisingly both sides made light of the conditions and produced an enthralling game with plenty of running rugby and end to end action.
Not a day to remember. Or at any rate not for the rugby. Persistent heavy rain and a fierce downfield wind meant that from start to finish this game never developed into anything much more than a relentless forward slog. Expansive running rugby was out of the question.
On a dry day, this might have been an enthralling encounter between these old rivals. Goole arrived on the back of an upturn in form and an impressive victory the previous week against the league leaders.
A highly entertaining afternoon at Beaver park with ten tries, 5 yellow cards plenty of flowing rugby but Beverley ended up on the wrong end of a 24 -34 scoreline.
It was clear from the off that both teams’ intent and ability to attack was greater than the organisation of their defences. Within two minutes a sweeping move to the left with slick handling by Rob Smith and Dan Lee allowed Luke Hazell the luxury of time to slip recover and run over from 30 metres out. 5-0 Beverley.
After a bruising encounter last week at top of the table Middlesbrough, where Beverley represented themselves well but didn’t bring back any points, an away trip to the bottom of the table Bradford Salem looked an easier fixture, but there are no easy fixtures in Yorkshire one when you’re going through a transitional phase with the team and under a new head coach.
That head coach, Craig Hancock, was very pleased by the end of the afternoon having had a hard-fought battle with the home team who were looking for their third consecutive victory at home.