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Town lose out in hard-fought cup tie

Beverley Town 0 – 4 Hull City U23 (Tuesday April 3) 
 
There was no fairytale win for Beverley in this East Riding Senior Cup semi-final, although manager Rich Jagger said the team did the town proud.
 
The game was switched late-on to Hull University’s 3G pitch because of heavy rain leaving the County FA’s ground a quagmire. The kick-off was also put back to 8pm.
 
Jagger told Beverley FM yesterday that his side would go into the game with a cautious approach, wanting to remain “in the game” for as long as possible.
 
And that’s exactly what they did. Only 1-0 down at half-time, that remained the score until the last ten minutes when the young City professionals ran in three late goals. “The score-line is perhaps a little unfair but we can have no complaints about the result. They were a fitter and better side and their class ultimately told,” Jagger told our reporter.
 
“If we had played on a muddy pitch it might have levelled things up a bit but on the 3G surface the City lads always posed a real threat. I’m really proud of my team; they will have learned from this and can now focus on the league and our local derby with Walkington at the weekend.”