The Beverley Braves under tens picked up their second win of the season
and their first away from home with a 6-22 victory over Hull Wyke. This
victory was built on well organised attack and defence with hard work
in training paying off. Tom Marr and Marcus Walker called the shots in
attack ensuring the team took the right options in attack and both
forcing the Wyke defenders behind their own line with some good kicks.
Their organisation was complemented by the hard work of man of the
match Harry Newton with fearless tackling and gaining a huge amount of
yards with his scoots from acting half-back.
With the foundations laid by these three the rest of the team were able
to put in a performance that they can all be proud of. The Braves were
first to score with a Ryan Deane tackle dislodging the ball from the
Wyke players grasp close to his own line. From the resulting possession
Henry Hughes, who caused all sorts of problems with his strong running,
charged over to score, with Deane's conversion it was 0-6. Strong
defence from Will Sanford and Oliver Loney helped ensure the score
remained the same until half-time despite a lot of Wyke pressure.
Beverley were the first to score in the second half when William Kirkup
cheekily crashed over from acting half back to score an unconverted
try. Wyke soon responded and with the score at 6-10 the game was in the
balance. Ethan Rowbotham capped a fine display in defence by scooting
away down the right wing to score but with the conversion missed the
Braves lead was still only eight points.
Ethan Oshin continues to improve in his first season and he put in some
good tackles and strong runs and with Tom Newton solid in defence on
the right wing before moving to full back later in the game the strong
team performance was underlined. It was however William Wallis who had
put in a huge amount of tackles on the night who popped up at the right
place at the right time to take Deane's offload to crash over and make
the game safe. Rowbotham's conversion was the icing on the cake.