Beverley Under-16’s continued their good start to the season with a resounding 43 - 0 home win against York.
York started with only 14 f players and Beverley soon made their advantage count. A good break by second row Will Hatherley took them to the York line and from the resulting ruck fullback Felix Law broke through on a crash ball to put fly half Sam Peers in for a try.
York came back and put Beverley under pressure but the home defence was in mean mood and side responded positively. Great work at the breakdown by open side Adam Scanlon put hooker Jan Winter into space and although he was well tackled Beverley kept the ball alive through the hands allowing winger Harry Vorwerg to score under the posts. The try was converted by winger Tom Meldon.
The sides went toe to toe for 10 minutes before a clever short pass by Peers put Law away. He was well tackled on York's 22 but quick ball from the ruck and good work from scrum half and man of the match Lewis Egan released outside centre Archie Murdoch who dummied and wrong-footed the York defence to go in unopposed. Meldon converted for a 19-0 half-time lead.
The second half continued in the same vein as Beverley's kick off was well chased by Peers, who put pressure on the ball. Beverley's forwards took advantage and were able to recycle to prop Kai Johnson who bulldozed over from 15 metres to score and Meldon added the extras.
York came back well and were asking questions of Beverley's defence when a loose ball was pounced on by Egan in his own 22and the ball was swung wide allowing Law to score a great team try.
Another break by Egan was again initially well defended by York but Beverley were now pouring forward and when the ball was released to the backs a loose pass was pounced upon by Murdoch who went in for his second try with Johnson converting.
Beverley's final try came as a just reward for their hard working pack who picked and drove to York's line with blind side flanker Oliver Loney diving over for a try.
The next game is the second round of the Yorkshire Cup away against Doncaster on Sunday.