BEVERLEY RUFC Under-15’s ran in seven tries en route to a comfortable 45-0 victory from their trip to Doncaster to advance into the Yorkshire Bowl Semi Finals.
The home side are clearly well drilled and disciplined as they demonstrated in controlling the ball for the first 10 minutes. Keeping the ball tight amongst the forwards they prodded and probed at Beverley’s midfield for signs of weakness. None were to be forthcoming as the green wall refused to be breached.
Eventually, Beverley forced an error and won their first scrum on half way that was to change the tide of the match. Fly half and Man of the Match, Louix Gorman had options both ways and chose to run a loop move around the dummy runner releasing the ball to the bursting Brad Cook who was making the extra man from full back. Cook needed no further assistance in rounding the winger and going through the fullback to go under the posts for a comfortable converted try.
The clinical cutting edge was to be the key difference between the sides as the visitors broke free to dominate the match from this moment. A delicious side step from Gorman two minutes later gave him the freedom of Doncaster to extend the lead before a third try scored by Henry Fenn made by the Sams, Dulson and Bayes made it 19 points in a ruthless five minutes for the visitors as they went up through the gears.
More chances were created before half time although not all were converted – a cross field kick dropped when unmarked over the line and a maul driven over the line but not grounded most notable and it was left to winger Jacob Marsden to convert his chance going over in the corner from a blindside move from an attacking scrum to give the visitors a 26-0 half time lead.
Downwind second half, an early finish was on the cards. However, the fire had gone out of the match with both sides seeming to accept the inevitability of a Beverley win. Gorman, controlled affairs throughout with his most impressive display of the year and was most notably assisted amongst a fine all round team performance by Dulson and Tom Roberts. Having already set up Fenn in the first half, Dulson was to make his second assist for a try soon after the restart.
Beverley pushed a Doncaster scrum backwards close to their own line, the ball was fumbled and Sammy England didn’t need a second invitation to gather the loose ball and score.
Louix Whiteley scored from broken play before the irrepressible Roberts was to score the last try getting knocked down but jumping back up again to score under the posts sealing the win and completing a fine personal tally of 15 points having converted five of his seven kicks including a beauty from the touchline into the wind in the first half.