Beverley Under-16's maintained their recent run of good form with an impressive 29-22 win over Doncaster at Beaver Park on Sunday.
Doncaster applied the early pressure, using their strong scrum as a base to launch a number of attacks from which they scored the first try. As in previous weeks, this only spurred the home side on and Ben Walker powered over to level the game.
The remainder of the first half was a very even contest, the Beverley defence was impressive and the backs of Sam Acaster, Gabriel Bejarano and Tom Barnard was exceptional receiving great support from wingers Ben Ashley and Aaron Waring.
Doncaster managed to score a further try when their powerful No 8 barged over from close range, but again Beverley responded when Jacob Baggs released Berjarano for him to cut through the Doncaster defence to score under the posts, Barnard converted.
However, some sloppy play by Beverley allowed Doncaster through to score to give them a 17-12 half-time lead.
Beverley knew they could raise their game and the second half demonstrated just how good of a team they are becoming. The athletic and strong forwards led by Ben Wilkinson proved too much for Doncaster to handle. Harrison Petrie, Jasper Ghio and Alex Crockett showed they are a formidable front row and they were able to not only hold the strong Doncaster scrums but also dominate around the field.
Josh Dillon, Alex Nuttall, Cameron Lawley and Jack Webster also provided excellent depth, allowing rotation within the squad during matches while the back row of Wilkinson, Dylan Ross and Ben Walker demonstrated their strength as a unit.
Play was dictated well by Adam Skeates who was able to lead an expansive game while also showing strength in defence.
The second half was dominated by the Beverley team. Petrie was able to evade a number of tackles to drive over the line before Ross grabbed two tries - both showing his strength and pace - with one converted by Barnard.
Doncaster did have opportunities but could not break through the Beverley defence. Harry Gunn put in a superb tackle on their strong winger to prevent a try but Doncaster did manage a consolation try before the final whistle.
It has been a mixed first half of the season. Beverley struggled early with a number of significant injuries to key players,but they have been joined by a number of strong new players in Ross, Webster, Bejarano and Charlie Newsome and the results over the past six matches have shown the progress that has been made against some very strong clubs.
Man of the Match selected by first team coach Will Turnbull was Dylan Ross.