BEVERLEY RUFC Under-14’s recovered from early indiscipline at the breakdown to eke out a 29-7 win at Driffield.
The strong stat by the home side was met by equally strong resistance by the visitors as the game remained tied for the first 15 minutes until the latest of a series of penalties against Beverley resulted in a converted try out wide for Driffield.
Beverley began to solve their issues at the breakdown and to win some decent possession and they should have drawn level when Rodgers burst down the blindside only for the final pass to fall behind winger Webb. This left the Beavers 7-0 adrift at half time having been out rucked and outplayed.
The second half began in a similar vein with Driffield talking the game to the Beverley forwards until the game turned on a moment of magic.
Front row stalwart Hopson won a maul with his trademark strength and the ball was moved swiftly to winger Carling on his own 10 metre line and, despite the attention of four opponents, he raced over for a try, converted by Rial.
The try seemed to settle the Beverley nerves and passes suddenly went accurately to hand and kicks soared sweetly as the home side tired and an unconverted Rodgers try gave the visitors ahead.
Open side flanker Rial - running hard in support – then gathered an offload to sprint the 15 metres to score a third for Beverley.
The next move again saw Rodgers in possession and a beautifully weighted kick saw Carling collect the ball without even having to check his stride and run over from three metres.
The final word was also to be Beverley’s when Foreman – just back from injury - broke the defensive line to cross between the sticks. Rial converted and the whistle sounded.