Beverley RUFC Under-16's returned to winning ways with a confident 55-0 win away at Grimsby.
In heavy rain Beverley opted to play an expansive attacking style of rugby which showed the growing confidence in the team as a number of new players within the squad begin to gel. Add the experience of injured players who are currently side lined coming back and they will surely be a team to again compete at the highest level.
The game start slowly with Beverley knocking on from the kick, but the forwards soon dominated possession and the backs led by Koppy Phouangsavath and a centre partnership of Charlie Newsome and Gabriel Bejarano proved strong.
In the forwards Dylan Ross was excellent with a number of strong tackles, but it was prop Alex Crockett who linked up and slipped a pass to Jasper Ghio to put him through for a first try after eight minutes.
Grimsby dug in and put pressure on Beverley for a lengthy period, but the Beverley defence was resolute, with strong tackles by forwards Ben Walker, Josh Dillon and Cameron Lawley. Another new signing in Jack Webster provided pace and power to the front row and allowed the backs to open the game up including Oliver Waites who came on to produce his best performance to date in a Beverley shirt proving the depth of talent this team possesses.
Another surging forwards play then allowed Adam Skeates to feed Koppy to use his pace and outsprint the Grimsby defence to score a further try, converted by Alex Nuttall. Soon after the pace of Newsome allowed him to score his first try of the day with him providing excellent support play, again converted by Nuttall.
The backs looked dangerous at every play, wingers Harry Gunn and Ben Ashley saw more ball than they would generally have expected as the centres moved the play out wide and Sam Acaster proving solid in defence and attack at full back.
Again with further surging runs, Ross supported well and scored his first try for the club and this was soon followed by a debut score for Webster to leave it 31-0 at half-time.
The second half was very much the same with Beverley dominating and Grimsby playing a physical game to try and score some points, but tries by Nuttall, Ghio, Newsome and Crockett and two further conversions by Nuttall ensured that the game was closed out and comfortably won.
Man of the match was a difficult choice but Koppy - with his excellent distribution, running and defence - and Ross who tackled hard shared the honours.