BEVERLEY RUFC Under-15s beat Malton 45-10 at Beaver Park.
With Malton only having 14 players, Beverley supplied some extra players to ensure an entertaining game.
Malton immediately put pressure on Beverley, especially in the tight five, and stopped Beverley’s fluent style, especially at rucks and mauls and dominated territory.
An interception try by Alfie Celella from halfway gave Beverley a foothold, soon followed by another try from Tom Hirst.
The next 10 minutes was a bruising forward encounter as Malton used their strengths up front and were rewarded with a No. 8 pick-up from a scrum from 10 yards to score.
Beverley responded with the try of the match with Max Cowey scoring following excellent interplay for 19-5 at the break.
Beverley had the benefits of the wind in the second half and put pressure on Malton and Hirst scored his second try.
Beverley’s forwards were starting to dominnate with excellent displays by Kaie Bosworth, Jake Harding and Tom Knight which led to a try by Oliver Vaux, bursting through the Malton defence after a pick-up from a ruck.
Beverley’s expansive rugby gave Charlie Carling to chance to run in from 60m. Carling soon added his second, followed by an excellent conversion by Danny Prescott.
Malton, to their credit, did not give up and had several phases of play in the Beverley 22.
Only a superb try saving tackle by James Rial by prevented the Malton player grounding the ball, but they were not to be denied as they scored a second from a cleverly worked line-out.
Beverley gave debuts to Tom Edmiston and Hayden Cawley, much needed additions to the squad.
Credit should go to Oliver Eagle, James Ashley and Hayden Cawley who turned out for Malton.