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Local Rugby League: Blue & Golds bulldoze the opposition

STANLEY RANGERS 6 – 84 BEVERLEY ARLFC (Saturday April 14)

The Blue & Golds performed a demolition job on their opponents and the home side, despite showing plenty of spirit, had little or no  answer to Beverley.

Beverley’s skill level appeared several notches higher, with effort and determination seeming to be no substitute.

Scott Taylor’s men remain top of NCL 3 by virtue of points difference over Clock Face Miners, who also have five wins from five. Saturday’s thrashing boosted Beverley’s points difference to +195 – some 123 better than Clock Face.

After-match comments are often difficult to come by after such a rout, but Taylor’s short remarks were: ”Keep sending out the messages”

There were stand-out performances from Alex Starling, who was voted man of the match by the visitors, and there were for tries from half-back Lewis Poskitt, which have taken his season tally to 13 from six league and cup games.

In a total of 14 tries, other scorers were Peter Starling  and Alex Starling. Ben Bardle added a brace, one of which was a spectacular 80 metre effort from a 20 metre restart tap.

Lewis Straw weighed in with a brace and there were touchdowns for Sam Brown, Billy Riby and Steve Connolly. For good measure Ben Atkin added a rampaging 50 metre effort, handing off a number of defenders on the way. A consolation score was added by the host’s man of the match Liam Grimmett.

Goal-kicking duties were again shared between Lewis Straw and Josh Poskitt. Straw converted 12 and Poskitt 2. Stanley Rangers were friendly after-match hosts and it appeared there was enough inner strength within the club to turn things around and add to their one solitary victory this season.

For Beverley, they will look to next week’s clash at home to Eastmoor Dragons. Another win will set up a potential very tasty top of the table clash at home to Clock Face Miners the following week.