Beverley Under-16s lost out to York RUFC in a very tight encounter in the Yorkshire Bowl competition, narrowly losing out 33-24.
With a fierce cross wind making conditions difficult, both teams struggled to gain momentum in their game throughout the match, both teams tackled and attacked well and this made for an exciting game.
Beverley did take the advantage early in the match when Josh Dillon broke through tackles and sprinted over the line and Tom Barnard converted. Soon after a further try came when a strong run from prop Jasper Ghio allowed him to also punch through the York defence, with Barnard again converting.
But York came back and their powerful back row made ground scoring two tries towards the end of the first half leaving the score evenly poised at 14-14 at the break.
In the second half both teams traded tries. First York scored to take the lead before Jacob Baggs capped a strong performance by scoring. A further York try gave them the advantage before Barnard cut through to close the gap.
York had a two point lead and Beverley through everything they had at the visitors who defended well and exerted pressure on the home team, with only a couple of minutes to play Beverley threw caution to the wind and attempted a run from behind their own try line but a simple mistake allowed York to capitalise and score the winning try.
Beverley will be disappointed but can take great pride in the way they have developed over the past few months into a strong team, another day the result could have gone the other way.
Men of the match for some excellent runs and strong defence went to Tom Barnard and Jacob Baggs.