BEVERLEY under-14's showed no mercy to blitz their Driffield counterparts, topping the 50-point mark.
The team have always been attractive to watch through the age groups and a successful season last year culminated in a Yorkshire Plate final.
In the close season a number of boys have grown significantly and have been bolstered by the welcome addition of four new players wanting to play both of rugby’s codes.
Driffield were swept aside on the squad’s first outing as the additional dimension of strength and power in the tight was added to the team’s undoubted running skills.
Logan Radford came in as number eight, scoring a brace of tries with powerful running from the base of the scrum, Connor Barley completed a remarkable hat-trick in the first ten minutes at centre, whilst the work rate of Beau English and swift hands of Charlie Hordon completed a highly successful morning for the debutants.
There were also familiar highlights as Beverley controlled the game from the first kick off. Ed Spink and Sam Bayes marshalled operations at 12 and 13 with Bayes’ break and back of the hand pass to Barley for the third of his tries being the pick of Beverley’s eleven.
The story however, was up front as the old rugby adage of the forwards win a game, the backs decide by how many was never more clearly illustrated.
Off a firm foundation the front row of Jude Kilgannon, Jonny Pearson and hooker Tom Cracknell had an outstanding game, winning ball against the head in the scrum, Josh Willans made a rare entry in the score book being the final man to pick and drive over an impressive series of rucks as Beverley went through the heart of the Driffield defence.
Winger Henry Fenn was given space to score from his own half despite damaging a quad muscle in the first ten yards and hopping to the line.
Louix Gorman who had been typically secure at full back when called upon then broke free from the resultant restart to glide in and complete a dominant first half that saw Beverley lead 41-0 at the break.
The second half continued as the first, quick to the ball and never letting Driffield settle, defence was constantly converted into attack.
Effective and dominant counter-rucking led to Gorman being released by Bayes for his second try.
The home side’s finishers had a field day with James Couttie and Bryant Crux also opening their account for the season as Beverley completed their victory.