Beverley RUFC Under-15's opened up their account for the new season with a strong 38-5 win at home to Scunthorpe.
The away team started very strongly and spent the first 10 minutes in the
Beverley half. Beverley defended well and when they won a penalty, a quick
tap from Prescott saw the ball spread wide and winger
Carling crossed 13 minutes in to put the home side ahead.
Beverley again soaked up the Scunthorpe attacks, with some great tackling
and hard rucking. When captain Hurst picked up at the base of a scrum he
proved unstoppable and he touched down. The conversion by James Rial, brought the game to 12-0.
Twenty minutes into the first half some excellent scrum ball saw Prescott
throw a great miss pass of his left hand to hit full back Celella -
playing his first game for Beverley - who scored untouched. A cracking
conversion from far out by James Rial took made it 19-0.
Beverley seemed to find another gear and when play moved back to the
Scunthorpe 22 a daring piece of individual skill saw Rial chip the ball
forward only to gather his own kick and reach out to score. He missed the
difficult conversion from the touch line leaving the score 24-0.
Scunthorpe came back again hard and from a line out their big centre broke
the Beverley line, he had only full back Scanlan to beat when he crossed the
22. Scunthorpes first score looked certain. Scanlan pulled of a great
tackle, which gave the Beverley boys enough time to get back and defend.
Play moved to the touchline when a committed Beverley defence forced the
ball into touch. Scunthorpe caught a drove the ball expertly from the line
out and their loose-head prop fought his way over to touch down making it 24-5 at half-time.
The second half saw Beverley start very strongly with some good flowing
back play which they capitalised with converted tries for Carling and
Wilkinson. Scunthorpe played a hard game and had a few passes gone to hand early on the outcome of this game could have been very different. The
Beverley tight forwards played well and took 3 against the head, and the
centre pairing of Wilkinson and Cowey and the back row led by Eagle had a
great defensive game.