BEVERLEY RUFC Under-15’s gave an outstanding second half display to run in 38 unanswered points and advance to the next round of the Yorkshire Bowl with victory at Bradford and Bingley.
The first half had produced little action until the 20 th minute when full-back James Coutties’ dancing feet made a couple of forays towards the opposing try line as the visitors dominated territory without making an impression on the scoreboard.
However, an incident in midfield between both sets of players saw the visitors lose a player and concede a penalty which Bradford converted to lead 5-0 at half-time.
Beverley should be commended for producing a display of great maturity in the second half. Louix Whitley was to score the first and game changing try in the opening minutes.
A kick is only as good as its chase and Couttie and Whitley were alert to Louix Gormans kick to the corner. Couttie swallowed up his opposing full back driving him back ten yards before getting up to tackle the winger to whom the ball had been offloaded, a fumble allowed the supporting and alert Whitley to gather the ball and level the scores.
From this point the visitors never looked back generating a fast and loose game to counteract the host’s advantage in the forwards. Man of the Match Logan Radford produced his best performance in a green shirt picking incisive lines and taking the ball at pace to burst through the midfield.
Bradford were to have no answer to Radford’s strong leg drive and upper body strength as he demonstrated the typical inside centre performance by helping himself to a brace of tries.
Beau English was to score the pick of Beverley’s six tries via delicious interplay with Sam Bayes from a move commenced from just outside their own 22 as Ben Lazenby and Couttie completed the scoring.