Scarborough Under-15’s have steadily improved in recent seasons as demonstrated by their status as Yorkshire Bowl semi finalists in the opposite fixture to Beverley’s tie with Pontefract in March.
So this match offered the opportunity to lay down a marker for a potential final at the end of the season. The hosts did just that in scoring 11 unanswered tries in a comfortable 67-0 victory.
Scarborough competed well in the early stages with few clear cut opportunities before the Beavers got into their stride. Not that everything went to plan – Henry Fenn carried the ball over the dead ball line for the second time in a month attempting to go round and under the posts.
Regardless, Henry was joined on the naughty step as Jacob Parkinson obviously watching too much of Scotland the previous day enacted his best Stuart Hogg impression dropping the ball when over the try line. Fortunately, these were to be amusing blips on route to a comfortable victory.
Recent recruit Freddie Rogers stepped up to make his mark on proceedings and collect a Man of the Match award for his tireless work rate and strong running. First he chased a cross field kick from Louix Gorman and touched down in the resulting chaos;
Freddie’s barnstorming run set up by Ben Lazenby for Beverley’s second before completing a perfect ten minutes with his second try after being the first to react to a Gorman grubber kick. Beau English scored direct from the kick off to allow the Beavers to turn 26-0 at half time.
Unfortunately, the second half was not to be as competitive as Scarborough were unable to contain the Beverley runners both within the pack and out wide. Gorman continued his rich vein of form controlling proceedings from number 10 allowing Fenn to atone for his earlier slip to collect a brace of tries, English and Lazenby also completed their brace whilst Brad Cook and Louix Whittley helped themselves to a try each.
The pick of the tries was however the last, Sammy England showing a nice turn of speed for his solo effort to sit nicely alongside the deft hands he had used for one of Fenn’s two scores to complete the 67-0 victory.