Beverley RUFC Under-16's travelled for their third encounter with Driffield this season with only 13 players and despite being loaned two to allow a 15-a-side game they were beaten 19-12.
On a sodden pitch due to the heavy rain, cohesive rugby was difficult with both sides spilling the ball leading to lots of scrums. A front row of Marcus Reid, Jensen Dodsworth and Will Poole held their own in difficult circumstances.
The game swung both ways but Driffield were able to capitalise on their possession running in three unanswered tries in the first half with missed tackles again causing Beverley problems.
Oliver Scanlan and Danny Prescott marshalled Beverley from half backs but Beverley missed two opportunities when camped on the Driffield line as they failed to convert the positions into points and the home side led 19-0 at half time.
Beverley regrouped at half time with the second row and back row of Tom Hirst, Oliver Vaux and Oliver Eagle making territory. Beverley got themselves back into the game from a line-out on the five yard line. The maul was set and one of the borrowed props drove over for a try against his own team, much to his delight!
This spurred Beverley on and the back line of James Ashley, Liam Foreman and George Waite started to make yardage and put Driffield on the back foot. The next score was crucial and it was secured by Beverley when Max Cowey received the ball in his own half, went outside his centre before cutting back and wrong footing the fullback to out-sprint the winger and score under the posts. Definitely a contender for try of the season.
This set-up a rousing last 10 minutes as Beverley chased another score to secure a draw but Driffield held out to win their first game against Beverley in several seasons.