BEVERLEY Under-14’s never looked back after two early tries set them on the road to a convincing 41-15 win at home to Doncaster.
The first score came from Rodgers who charged over from 10 metres in the fourth minute before Rodgers again set up a series of Beverley attacks before Carling added a second under the sticks with only 10 minutes gone. Rial converted.
Doncaster recovered from the shock and settled well and – with their centres looking dangerous – they pulled a try back. The home side though were now playing like a boxer looking for the knockout blow led by the front row of Hopson, Reid and Spence. Number 8 Rodgers was providing constant support to the backs and he crossed again just two minutes after the Beavers had conceded.
Beverley pushed forward again with a lovely kick down the line from Prescott well chased and gathered by winger Webb who was forced into touch. However, great pressure from Vaux and Hurst forced a Doncaster fumble and despite desperate defence prop Hopson rumbled over to make it 22-5 at half-time.
Doncaster were struggling to mount coherent attacks and losing possession too often and it was from a loose ball that Scanlan intelligently found Cowey who sent Carling racing away. The visitors then managed a try before a great run by Eagle saw the supporting skipper Hurst cross for a try converted by Rial.
Doncaster to their credit came back hard again and managed to secure another try but it was perhaps fitting that the last try was to be from Hopson who, after an attack which resulted from yet another scrum stolen by Bosworth and Reid, went over for his second try converted by Rial as the final whistle blew.