Beverley Under 13’s opened their campaign with an impressive 25-10 Yorkshire Cup victory over a strong Moortown RUFC team at Beaver Park.
Beverley were quickly into their stride with an early try from Sammy England the climax of excellent work from Jacob Parkinson , George Youngs and Sam Bayes in opening up the Moortown defence. As the game settled down home side went on to control possession in a tight first half. However, their attempts to extend the lead were undone when a breakaway try from Moortown’s full back levelled the score. Beverley quickly bounced back with a barnstorming run from Oliver Crowley driving straight through the heart of the Moortown defence. Beverley’s forwards swarmed over the opportunity quickly recycling the ball to continue the march up field before Parkinson went over with a customary break from the back of a ruck to make it 10-5 at half time.
Beverley have pace to burn in an electric back line and the pressure the forwards had exerted throughout the game, led by the excellent second row pairing of Crowley and man of the match Henry Welpton, took its toll on Moortown in the second half providing the platform for the backs to show their skills. Henry Fenn collected a brace of tries with clinical finishing on the left wing before Louix Gorman combined with Bayes to score the try of the day.
Special mention must go to front row forwards Pearson, Cracknell, Wilkinson and Kilgannon who provided a great base , in their first match of competitive scrums. On a morning when all the boys played their part in a marvellous exhibition of resolute defence combining with flowing 13 man rugby in attack, the final score placed Beverley safely into the next round with great optimism for the season ahead.