Beverley RUFC Under 16's continued their recent good form with a solid 31-12 win at West Park Leeds in a game that saw the welcome return to action for Charlie Newsome and Jake Ashley following injury.
West Park had the advantage of playing down the slope in the first half and scored an early converted try. Beverley reacted immediately with strong forward runs from Dylan Ross, Ben Walker and Alex Nuttall, plus excellent support from Jasper Ghio, Alex Crockett and Cameron Lawley ensuring excellent possession and position.
Ben Wilkinson was also a constant menace at the breakdowns as the visitors piled on the pressure and clever play by Jacob Baggs saw the team score two tries through Gabriel Bejarano to lead 10-7 at half-time.
The Beavers had the slope advantage after the break and they dominated all aspects of play. West Park showed plenty of talent but could not hold back the Beverley team.
Wingers Ben Ashley and Aron Waring along with Sam Acaster proved very strong in defence again and Ashley was unlucky not to score. Adam Skeates again proved dangerous making good ground and distributing the ball well and Tom Barnard was dangerous from West Park’s clearance attempts running the ball back and making ground.
But it was the Beverley forwards who benefited from the ground made, as Ghio and Nuttall both scored before Bagg pounced on a West Park loose ball to add another. Nuttall converted all three tries.
West Park did manage a consolation try, but it was Beverley’s day, with an excellent team performance in difficult conditions.
Man of the Match was Gabriel Bejarano who showed the development he has made since joining the team with a brace of tries.