Undefeated since a defeat to Beverley Under-13’s in November that had sparked a string of impressive results for both teams, Wetherby arrived at Beaver Park seeking revenge which they achieved with a 40-0 victory.
Unfortunately, the hosts were too compliant in handing the game to their guests in an opening 15 minutes from which they would not recover.
An interception try from a Beverley attacking scrum was followed by three missed tackles down a narrow blindside channel for the visitors second; a waltz through the heart of the defence for a third and a Beverley chip into the arms of the opposing full back that was returned from his own 22 for the fourth that left the hosts 0-20 down as an early break was taken for a serious head injury to Ed Spink.
Spink thankfully recovered but joined Henry Fenn and Dan Stevens on the sidelines and left Beverley with no substitute options for the elongated second half.
A further four tries were to be conceded, however, in an improved period where the Beavers showed the heart and commitment that has led them to their forthcoming Yorkshire Plate final.
Beavers’ man of the match Henry Welpton worked tirelessly with his second row colleague Josh Willans to make tackles and hard yards in the tight whilst full back Louix Gorman continued his impressive form at full back.
Bryant Cruz made customary breaks in the centre and was joined by Jacob Parkinson and George Youngs in taking the fight back to Wetherby with eye catching moments but unfortunately these were to prove to be all too brief as the hosts failed to score for the first time.