BEVERLEY RUFC Under-13's gave a strong and spirited performance at Scarborough despite losing by five tries to three.
The first quarter showed that tackling practice had paid off with some good hits all round especially from Harrison Adams in the front row. The team held firm letting only two tries in from a Scarborough team that had a couple of tall runners and a big squad to pick from. It could have been much worse but for the effort put in.
The confidence definitely grew and Luke Foreman was in the thick of it putting in some weaving runs and huge tackles time and time again and was rewarded with two tries to draw Beverley level.
Scarborough scored again but by the third quarter the rucking was improving with good runs from Charlie Leng the other prop. The defensive line was taking shape and the loose play started to push Scarborough off the ball at the breakdown, including some great hits by Henry Long who later had to retire with a knee injury.
Foreman managed his third try and the final quarter saw captain Josh Crosbie coming into his own and Will Wallace finding his form. Gareth Caddy also did well in his first ever match.
They showed great spirit holding Scarborough in their half for the final quarter and should take great pride in the final score. All boys deserve a mention, with George Butterley, Joseph Britton, Rupert Cresswell, James Gainer, Ollie Simms, Jack Robinson in the backs holding the big Scarborough line in check and putting in some good attacking runs. Roll it forward a couple of months in the season and we will be aiming for a win the next time we meet.
The boys did themselves proud and Scarborough parents commented on how good their tackling was. We are grateful for Will Turnbull for such a good and focused training session on Wednesday. A fantastic base to work on, so well done. A great team effort.