BEVERLEY Under-16’s suffered a 22-5 defeat as Dinnington took full advantage of a combination of ill-discipline and lack of precision from the home side.
The initial stages were evenly contested with the deadlock broken when Beverley fly half Sam Peers dinked the ball over the onrushing defence for inside centre Felix Law to gather. The resulting quick ball was passed to outside centre Archie Murdoch who, with a bit to do, jinked over for a good try.
A tip tackle and subsequent sin bin for influential Beverley winger Harry Vorwerg allowed Dinnington to take advantage of the extra player by quickly swinging the ball wide for an unconverted try. The visitors continued to apply field position pressure which was well defended until a loose pass was picked up by winger James Crane who shrugged off several Beverley tacklers for a well worked individual score.
Dinnington now had their tails up and a clever kick ahead was chased hard by their back line and although the ball was gamely taken back in by Beverley's fullback, turnover ball led to a converted try. In the next passage of play, a good cross kick by Peers was caught on the full by Vorwerg who, with the try line at his mercy, was prevented from scoring by a great covering tackle by the fullback.
The game become more fractious as both sides tried to physically impose themselves on each other and at half time the referee felt it necessary to pull all the players in and reinforce the message of better discipline.
At the start of the second half Beverley managed to work themselves into good areas only for their final pass to let them down. Continued indiscipline led to a sending off for Dinnington. However this didn't appear to hinder their approach and as Beverley gave away a series of penalties, culminating in a penalty five yards out, Dinnington moved the ball swiftly out wide for a well worked score.
The referee's man of the match went to the Dinnington scrum half Harry Brown. Beverley's tenacious blind side flanker Oliver Loney, was mentioned in dispatches and coaches man of the match went to Sam Peers.