Beverley Under-15's travelled to Moortown with the bare 15 due to half term absentees and injuries but s till managed an impressive 36-5 victory.
The pattern for the match was set in the first 10 minutes with a strong Moortown pack, ably led by their captain at hooker, disrupting Beverley ball at rucks ad mauls.
When Beverley were able to get clean ball, they brought their backs into play. This led to Beverley’s first try by Charlie Carling with a run-in in the corner. A sin bin to a Moortown forward gave the Beverley forwards an advantage which second row Oliver Vaux benefited from by picking up from a ruck to power over from 10 yards to make the score 12-0.
An injury to Harvey Wilkinson left Beverley with 14 men leading up to half-time and a further injury to Max Cowey left Beverley without both centres and only 13 players for the start of the second half. Moortown kindly dropped 1 player to even up the teams.
Beverley’s six remaining forwards stepped up their game in the second half with the front row of Hobson, Bosworth and Reid and back-row Eagle prominent. With parity in the forwards, halfbacks Scanlan and Prescott started to control the game and territory.
The try of the game came from several phases of play from the forwards and a controlled kick into space from Prescott which allowed Carling to collect the bouncing ball to score in the corner.
Further dominance by the Beverley forwards allowed scores for Prescott who scored from his own kick through, Alfie Celella who cut in from centre and Jake Harding who followed his second row partner by driving over from 5 yards.
Moortown to their credit continued to battle hard and had several breaks which were stopped by scrambled defence from Ashley and Carling. One break led to a well-deserved consolation try to finish the game.
Special mention to Tom Knight and Tom Edmiston for playing in both forward and back positions due to injuries.