BEVERLEY Under-14’s enjoyed themselves in the unseasonal warm weather to run out impressive 31-5 winners at home to Dinnington.
The Beavers shook off an early lethargy around the rucks to gradually dominate the breakdown courtesy of the tireless Eagle. This paid dividends when hard running centre Rial penetrated the first line of defence to squeeze over for their first try before adding the conversion. There followed more pressure from Beverley but they were still losing out at the breakdown to a very canny Dinnington No8 and open side flanker.
However, their scrums where dominant and when Beverley No 8 Rodgers set of from the base of a scrum a try looked certain but he met his opposite number at the gain line. The ball squirted out from the breakdown for an ever alert Bosworth to pounce and he covered the seven yards well to bring a second try. Rial converted.
Beverley relaxed as they went in search of a third try only for the Dinnington centre to intercept a Scanlan pass and race away from Cowey and Dugdale to score an unconverted try and make it 14-5 at half-time.
The second half began with both sides going hard at each other until the Beverley front row of Hopson, Reid and Spence took a scrum against the head 15 yards from the Dinnington line. This powerful platform left the backs in a great position and they skilfully made the most of the chance as Dugdale finished off in the corner. Rial missed the difficult conversion.
The home side were now on top with fly half Prescott keeping the tiring visitors pinned in their own half. A lineout throw from Reid just inside the 22-metre line was caught by Eagle who offloaded to the rampaging Hurst who crashed over for another unconverted try.
Dinnington tried to regain a foothold but were clinically finished off when Rodgers performed a cheeky chip kick which he gathered to cross the line with Rial adding the extras.