Fixture Summary

  • Season 2017 / 2018
  • Team 1st XV
  • Opponent Heath (Yorks Shield)
  • Home or Away Home
  • Date of Match 18th November 2017
  • Kick Off Time 2:15 pm
  • Played Yes
  • Beverley RUFC Score 33
  • Opponent Score 10

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1st XV Heath (Yorks Shield) Home - Won 33-10

Match Report

For the second consecutive Saturday, Beverley entertained Heath, this time in the Yorkshire Shield Quarter final, and again triumphed in a fast exciting game.

From the kick-off Heath attacked and kept up the pressure on the Beavers’ line for the first ten minutes until Beverley managed to break out and move upfield with some good interpassing. However, Heath won a turnover and back they came, eventually scoring after 20 minutes through right winger Brown to take a 5 point lead.

Beverley came back strongly and settled down playing some good rugby and retaining ball possession very well. On 30 minutes they were rewarded when Will Turnbull scored a try which Phil Duboulay converted to make it 7-5. Shortly after this as half time approached the Heath full back Pollard received a yellow card for a high tackle and the Beavers took advantage with James Graham scoring an excellent try, again converted by Phil Duboulay (14-5).

Beverley started the second half well and their much smaller pack of forwards, having held their own in the first half, started to push the Heath eight around. Eventually, after 50 minutes Will Turnbull went over for his second try and again Phil Duboulay added the extras (21-5). By now Heath were looking decidedly dejected and the Beverley forwards rampant.

After a further 20 minutes of almost continuous Beverley pressure and a series of penalties which the Beavers chose to scrum, the Heath No 8 was yellow carded and the referee awarded Beverley a penalty try (28-5).

Heath centre Hinchcliffe almost caught Beverley napping with a quick drop out Daniel Thomson was alert enough to gather the ball and race away back down the pitch to set up Will Harrison for his weekly try! (33-5).

At the death the impressive Jordan Bradford scored a consolation try for Heath to round off the scoring at 33 points to 10.

This was a magnificent performance from Beverley. For the second week running they disposed of one of the promotion favourites and of particular satisfaction today was the way in which the forwards fronted up to the much vaunted Heath pack. With tight head prop Danny Morris taking the man of the match award, they created a great platform for their classy backs to exploit.

Next Saturday Beverley travel to Scarborough to take on another of the top teams and will do so in good heart

Malcolm Cunningham

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Team Selection

1. Shaun Jenney

2. Sam Fell

3. Danny Morris 

4. Jack Housman 

5. Lewis Starbuck 

6. Alex McPeake

7. Dale Hodgson

8. Isaac Keighley 

9. Will Harrison

10. Phil Duboulay (C)

11. Jacob Holmes

12. Will Turnbull

13. James Graham

14. Danny Thomson

15. Luke Hazell 


16. Matty Brown

17. Raymond Coates

18. Alex Morris

19. Ben Colts 

20. Woody

21. Steve Payne

Season at a Glance

1st XV Next Match26th Jan 19

Beverley Rugby Club


Hullensians (Home)

1st XV Last Match19th Jan 19

Beverley Rugby Club


Guisborough (Home)
Won 57-10

2nd XV Next Match26th Jan 19

Beverley Rugby Club


Hornsea (Away)

2nd XV Last Match19th Jan 19

Beverley Rugby Club


Malton (Away)
Lost 15-12