Myton Warriors 18 Braves 24
Beverley bounced back from last weeks defeat in a hard fought win against a solid 10 man Myton side, but again did'nt make their job any easier with spillages, and unusually, lapses in defence. Myton were quick to capitalise, and raced into an 8 nil lead.
With Myton's confidence rising, Beverley needed a spark to turn the game, and did so when Harry forced the knock-on with an excellent hit at square marker, giving them much needed possession. The Braves did not waste it, and opened their account with a try from 'crazy legs' Gaden, who jinked through the Myton defence after strong drives from Tom and Connor. Lewis converted his own try.
Beverley tightened their defence, keeping Myton out for the remainder of the half, and put two more scores on the board before oranges time.
The first saw Lewis Gaden bag his brace with an outstanding run from half-way, after a massive hit from Connor which forced the knock-on.
The second try came just before the break, thanks to the power and pace of the props, Brad, and MOTM Kai. Brad took first drive, skittling a couple of defenders. Kai took the next, and smashed through, knocking a few horizontal before being brought down short. Brad finished the job, crashing over the white-wash from short distance to give the Braves an 8 point cushion at the interval.
The second half began identically to the first, with Myton crossing in the opening minutes, after Beverley knocked on at the restart, cutting the deficit to 2 points.
The Braves response was immediate when a short kick off at the restart was fielded by an outstanding take by Alex. Brad made good yards with a powerful run, before Tom crashed over for a well deserved four-pointer.
Myton rallied again, and the Beverley defence had to withstand 15 consecutive tackle counts due to penalties. After pummeling the line, the gap appeared for Myton, and crossed to level the scores, 18 a piece.
With the game in the balance and the clock ticking down, Connor barged through and off-loaded to Marcus in support, only to be pulled back by the referee, wrongly, for a forward pass.
Justice was done, and the game won, in Beverley's next attacking set after some big hits in defence. Brad powered to the line, brought down yards short, before Connor took the ball at dummy and threw a quick pass to Lewis Miller who went in under the sticks. Joe added the extras just before the final whistle, in a tough game, one which gave Beverley their first win of the season.