BEVERLEY UNDER-15’s gave a vastly improved performance to beat Driffield 55-17 and end a six-match losing streak.
The visitors were revitalised as Tom Barnard made a typical catch and mazy run to score under the posts after only five minutes. He added the conversion and minutes later Beverley were celebrating an unconverted try by Harvey Barron after fine running by Nathan Cullen.
Driffield capitalised on a Beverley handling error from the restart to score an unconverted try in the corner but strong runs from Harrison Petrie and Jasper Ghio with good support from the pack restored the visitors advantage.
An injury to Barnard saw Adam Skeates dropping to full back and Jasper Law replacing him at scrum half. Skeates was tested with several high kicks but returned well and his forwards created a gap through which Ben Wilkinson darted for an unconverted try and a 19-15 half-time lead.
Driffield stunned the visitors by punishing a series of missed tackles with a try soon after the break but Beverley seemed spurred on by this lapse and Harrison Petrie responded with a superb solo effort.
Beverley were now playing a more relaxed and open game with the resulting benefit of four tries in 11 minutes from Cullen (2), Ben Walker and Petrie, the latter two converted by Alex Nuttall.
The home side mounted a late rally with a converted try but some crunching cover tackles from Ben Ashley and a great try by Eden Quantock, converted by Nuttall, meant the rally was short-lived.