Myton Warriors 38-18 Beverley ARLFC
A much-reshuffled Blue and Golds slipped to another defeat on their travels to Myton last Saturday. Summing up afterwards Tony Spence commented ”It was a little stop-start and scrappy, but we showed glimpses of what we can do when we get some territory and set completions.”
Early pressure for the visitors came to nothing when Jake Hart-Fisher crossed the line only to be pulled back for a double movement. The home side took the lead in the 7th minute with an unconverted score but the visitors soon drew level in the 12th minute. Some slick hands with Dave Smart heavily influential saw Lewis Miller do exceptionally well to evade several defenders to score. The extras were not added, and scores were level at 4-4. The strong running Dan Smart gave the visitors the lead when charging over from close range. Francis Coggle this time added the extras for a 10-4 lead.
The lead was short-lived as Beverley conceded penalties which put them under pressure. Myton took advantage to add a converted try to level things up at 10-10. As the visitors countered their lively man of the match Bobby Howdle was sent in the clear only to be pulled back for a forward pass. Beverley again conceded penalties and the hosts took advantage to cross for an unconverted try to lead 14-10. In the closing minutes of the half, Dan Smart was sin-binned on the intervention of the touch judge for a dangerous tackle.
Early moments of the half saw Beverley look dangerous. A Bobby Howdle break sent Sam Roe away who in turn fed Charlie Gay who was pulled up short. As the ball continued to be thrown around, Myton intercepted, and Billy Riby did well to chase back and save a try. Only minutes later another Myton interception was chased down by the cover defence, only for a quick play the ball and hands to send them in for a try which was converted. Only moments later, the visitors hit back, following a quick tap-penalty and a good off-load from Dave Smart, Sam Roe crossed to reduce the arrears for Beverley to 20-14.
The visitors continued to press, and another handling movement saw Joe Rose feed Callum Bielby who was bundled into touch as a try in the corner was beckoning. Myton added a further converted score midway through the second half to lead 26-14. A further score by the home side saw them put the game beyond doubt at 32-14. In the 78th minute, a somewhat under-used Alex Calvert, playing in the centre pulled back a try to pull back the score to 32-18. The hosts posted a further injury-time converted try to complete the afternoons scoring at 38-18.
Report by: Nick Robinson (beverleyarlfc.co.uk)
Half-time: Myton Warriors 14-10 Beverley ARLFC
Beverley Tries: Miller, Smart, Roe, Calvert. Goal: Coggle