Many thanks must go to Goole in kindly acting as hosts in a hastily arranged fixture to replace Beverley RUFC Under-14's West Park Leeds game which was cancelled due to the two sides being drawn against each other in the Yorkshire Cup.
Unfortunately, the hosts were too generous on the pitch allowing the visitors to overpower their opposition and complete a comfortable 66-0 victory.
Beverley’s pack exerted early control, giving excellent field position that was soon converted into points when a desperate Goole kick to clear their lines was collected by full back Louix Gorman who returned it with interest before James Couttie finished the job touching down in the corner.
The Beavers never looked back and it was a good day for the visitors front row of Jonny Pearson, Tom Cracknell and Theo Cammack as they got the better of their opposite numbers forcing the hosts backwards in the scrum and allowing them no foundation in the game.
In truth however, it was a game of mistakes from Beverley as in striving for individual rather than collective glory players made a string of errors in decision making or execution.
In reaching a half time 31-0 lead four further tries had been butchered with overlaps, in one case five on two, consistently spurned.
The second half brought typical surging bursts from Tom Roberts, Sam Dulson and Brad Cook but often runners were isolated and forwards were found grazing in the backline waiting for the next opportunity to run rather than making the ground to help their teammates.
Harsh maybe, but the boys are capable of more and can be scintillating as a collective unit.
In all there were ten tries; braces for Couttie, Cook and Logan Radford plus one each for Gorman, Dulson, Roberts and Sam Bayes. Bayes converted six of eight attempts at goal and Gorman two from two.