A last-minute rearranged fixture, saw Beverley Under-13’s being invited to the Doncaster where they received a warm welcome even in the horrendous wet weather conditions and emerged with another emphatic win.
Doncaster had a large squad so fielded two teams with Beverley playing both sides for 25mins each.
Beverley started well from the kick off and quickly forced an error from Doncaster. A sign of things to come mainly due to the torrential rain.
The first scrum saw Beverley dominate and drive Doncaster backwards allowing controlled possession and quick ball. The Beverley backs looked dangerous straight away and moved the ball quickly out to the wing. A couple of phases saw Beverley keep possession and gain territory and finish a well worked try.
From the restart, the same story with Beverley pressuring Doncaster into mistakes. Beverley then ignored the conditions and played some excellent team rugby, passing the ball with ease and scoring another two tries in quick succession.
Doncaster then tried the aerial route to get out of trouble, only to find Beverley’s full back (Ryan Westerman) who took the ball at full pace in his own half, broke a couple of tackles and scored an excellent solo try.
More enterprise from Beverley saw a well worked set piece move from a scrum allow Ollie Egan to score under the sticks.
Special mention goes to the Beverley forwards who won most of the scrums as well as numerous counter rucking to give the backline freedom to attack.
Beverley finished the first 25 minutes having scored eight tries.
The second 25 mins saw a larger set of forwards from Doncaster and this quickly showed. A number of strong runs from the Doncaster forwards saw them break the Beverley defence for only the third time this season.
This refocused the Beverley team and they quickly managed to score back. A lot of the game was then played in the centre area of the pitch with both sides putting in excellent tackles and drives.
Doncaster camped on Beverley’s try line for 4-5 minutes with repeated attempts to cross the white line. Beverley had other ideas though and put their bodies on the line to defend like heroes. Doncaster eventually were forced into a handling error giving Beverley the scrum reset.
From this point, Beverley then began to dominate again. The pack working hard t secure quick ball allowed the backs to run in another 4 tries from the wings and centres.
Try scorers on the day included Ollie Egan, Ollie Woolock, Ryan Westerman, Joe Coates, Sam Davies and John Saunders.
Awards for the day went to:
Oliver Eagen – Pass of the Week
Ryan Westerman – Tackle of the Week
Charlie Brown – Player of the Week
A great team performance which showed skill and determination in tough conditions. Lots of smiles at the end, even from the soaking wet parents!