Beverley RUFC Under-15’s returned to action with a solid 26-3 victory against local rivals Pocklington at Beaver Park.
Boosted by the return from long term injuries of Sam Acaster and Tom Barnard, they put in a solid performance to overcome an improved Pocklington team.
Pocklington took an early advantage converting a penalty in the first few minutes but Beverley then took control of the game and fluid handling from Adam Skeates allowed Nathan Cullen to feed winger Harvey Baron who outpaced the visiting defence to sprint half the pitch and score the first try of the day. Alex Nuttall converted.
Pocklington enjoyed a significant amount of the ball but the Beverley defence remained strong as the half ended 7-3 to Beverley.
Beverley increased the tempo of their performance after the break and generally dominated the game and some quick and slick ball handling gave Cullen the opportunity to score, converted by Nuttall.
Any Pocklington opportunities were closed down quickly by the home team and, as the half progressed , the game opened up and again good support running and passing allowed Harrison Petrie to claim his first try of the afternoon.
A final try came when a quick penalty near the Pocklington line was powerfully driven over by Petrie with Nuttall again adding the extras. Man of the match, selected by the referee, went to Harvey Baron who look likely to score with every touch.