Hopes were high that Beverley RUFC Under-13’s could maintain their rich vein of form and reverse the defeat to Roundhegians in the second match of the season.
Since then the team have improved significantly both individually and collectively to put together a string of impressive performances.
However, it was not to be their day as their failure to deliver basic skills was ruthlessly exploited by the home side that deservedly ran out comfortable 60-15 winners.
Midway through the first half Beverley were still in the game, James Couttie had run a lovely loop around Sam Bayes off an attacking scrum to score in the corner and Bryant Cruz had scored an excellent solo try from a characteristic burst of strength and speed to split open the home defence.
At 20-10 the ball was delivered to Henry Fenn in space and the formality of a try from such a reliable finisher disappeared in a moments lapse of concentration and a knock on.
Sport can often be a game of ‘if only and maybe’ but in reality it was unlikely to have altered the final outcome.
Win or lose the boys do it together and holes were apparent all over the field as the home side turned over ball in the loose, ran riot through a defensive line that applied no pressure and kicked and chased harder to balls behind the Beverley defence.
Cruz scored his second just before half time to make it 30-15 but the Beavers were not to score again as the home side doubled their tally in the second half.
On a tough day for all concerned, it was another pleasing performance from Beverley’s Man of the Match Theo Cammack.
Cammack is in his first full season and has developed an impressive all round game. Solid in the tackle and a strong ball carrier it is testament to his development that the absence of six or seven years playing experience is no longer apparent. Well done Theo.