BEVERLEY Under-14’s maintained their good form with an impressive 34-12 win at home to Wetherby.
The forwards where evenly matched and play did not move much from the halfway in the first 10 minutes. The first scrum saw Beverley provide a dominant platform which allowed the Beverley No 8 Rodgers to break down the blindside. Dugdale took the pass from Ashley and proved unstoppable from 20 yards scoring in the corner.
Beverley again gathered the kick off cleanly despite the low sun and took play right back at Wetherby. The Beverley backline made the greater gains as both sets of forwards continued their punishing battle, and play moved to the Wetherby 22 when leading try scorer Rodgers got hold of the ball and crossed again in the corner.
Wetherby seemed to lift themselves and their winger reduced the arrears with a try. From the restart the home side surged forward with some great counter rucking from Eagle and Rial and eventually the defence was stretched enough for Rodgers to cross again for a 15-5 half-time score.
The second half started well with fly half Prescott sending kick after kick up to test the Wetherby back three, who with the sun in their eyes were found lacking.
The Beverley scrum had worn down the bigger Wetherby pack and Hopson, Reid, Bosworth and Spence shared front row duties that began to earn ball against the head.
Under this onslaught Wetherby could not hold out and Cowey who put Carling over for a try.
The Beverley backline was now hungry for points but an error allowed Wetherby to s trike back.
It was a short-lived resurgence as first captain Hurst went over before Eagle scored the final try after excellent work from Rial.