Beverley Under 15’s travelled to Goole for match which will be repeated in the Yorkshire Cup in two weeks’ time, although they will not want the same 26-10 adverse result.
The visitors took the lead when Harrison Petrie crashed over the line for a try as the Beverley forwards proved dominant early on. The hard tackling Tom Barnard made a number of breaks throughout the first half and was unlucky not to score but the Goole defence was resolute. In the lineout there were good throws from hooker Alex Crockett and catching from Ben Walker and Ben Wilkinson with the lifters of Petrie, Jasper Ghio, Josh Dillon and Olly Lazenby showing good technique.
In the backs Eden Quantock combined well with Adam Skeates and centres Barnard and Aaron Waring. It was a pulsating half with neither team wanting to give ground, but Goole managed to score a couple of tries from deep as their dangerous and pacey backs managed to break through the Beverley defence.
At half time Jasper Law came on along with Ted Ling for the injured Barnard and the ever impressive Toby Ashworth but soon after kick off Beverley lost Walker to an ankle injury and he was replaced by Oliver Waites. With winger Ben Ashley and forward Cameron Lawley carrying the ball well and Harry Gunn at full back, Beverley showed some good strength in depth throughout.
However, the Goole backs broke free on a couple of occasions and scored but Beverley were determined play on the front foot and some good interplay saw Petrie cross in the corner only for the referee to disallow for a knock on. Petrie’s frustration ended with him being sin-binned. The Beavers battled on and Ghio snatched a well-deserved try.