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Beverley v Old Rishworthian

Sat 4th Sep 2021

At last Rugby returned to Beaver Park with Beverley playing Old Rishworthian RFC from Halifax and entertained them and a reasonable crowed to some highly promising rugby.

The Beavers have lost a number of last year’s squad but look to have a useful set of youngsters ready to replace them. Playing towards the clubhouse they took an eary lead after 10 minutes through a Phil Duboulay penalty (3-0). However, Rishworthian hit back with a smart try 3 minutes later which was converted to give them a 3-7 lead. Play settled down with both sides showing a willingness to throw the ball about and Beverley capitalised on a Rishworthian error with Lewis Szrama crossing for a  try (8-7). This was followed 3 minutes later with a typical smart Luke Hazell try which Phil Duboulay converted to make it (15-7).

Gradually the Beavers started to dominate the exchanges and after 35 minutes they went further ahead with a Rhys Innes try again converted by the ever  reliable Phil Duboulay (22-7). As half time approached, impressive looking new centre Jake Boardman jinked his way through the visitors defence to touch down for Phil Duboulay to convert (29-7).

Half time Beverley 29 Old Rishworthian 7

After a highly entertaining first half the second began in similar fashion to the first with the Beavers playing some scintillating rugby  and quickly establishing a formidable lead through tries from Luke Hazell  and Rob Smith both converted by Phil Duboulay to make it 43 -7.

However Rishworthian hit back with a converted try (43-14) and for the next ten minutes or so the match became very scrappy until Beverley finally managed to increase their lead to (50-14) with a Duboulay try which he converted himself.

A period of sustained pressure from Rishworthian in the final 15 minutes resulted in a converted try (50-21).

This was a thoroughly exciting and well deserved victory for Beverley and the outlook for this season is very promising.

Final score Beverley 50 points Old Rishworthian 21points

Malcolm Cunningham

Beverley Town Council
UK Event Associates