BEVERLEY under-14s reached the Yorkshire Plate semi-finals with a 48-17 victory at Pocklington.
With five minutes left Pocklington trailed only by five points before a four-try burst.
Beverley pinned Pocklington in their own 22 from the kick-off.
In their desperation, the hosts infringed, giving a penalty in front of the posts. Turning down the kick, the ball was moved neatly to the right allowing James Couttie to score in the corner.
Pock levelled when they broke through a weak defensive line.
Bryant Cruz broke free from his own 22, supporting Logan Radford kicked for the corner for Couttie to chase. He was denied by the bounce, but Logan was there in support to touch down for 10-5.
Beverley tested the referee’s patience being offside at the break down and it was no surprise to see the visitors reduced to 14 for the final minutes of the half.
Pock took a quick tap penalty to level the score but Cruz found space again breaking through, only to be denied by a last desperate grab of his collar a yard short – a penalty try for denying the clear scoring opportunity for 17-10.
Sam Dulson stretched the visitors’ lead early in the second half to 22-10.
Pock came back again with a try and conversion.
With five minutes left, deep in their own 22, Radford spotted the open spaces behind the onrushing attack, kicked and Dulson and Tom Roberts chased and Cruz scored in the corner. The hosts’ resolve was broken allowing Brad Cook to score two tries either side of one from Roberts.