Rish see red as clin­i­cal Bev­er­ley pro­duce top per­for­mance

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - Sport -

OLD RISHWORTHIANS 7 BEV­ER­LEY 27

RISHWORTHIANS can have no grum­bles as they were beaten by a Bev­er­ley side which was ar­guably the best they have played against this sea­son.

While los­ing by five tries to one, it was a very com­pet­i­tive game spoiled by a fierce gale.

Bev­er­ley had the edge and were clin­i­cal through­out. Even los­ing one man to a red card for lead­ing with the el­bow seemed to make lit­tle dif­fer­ence to them.

Rishworthians had plenty of chances, par­tic­u­larly play­ing with the wind in the first half.

In a fre­netic open­ing 15 min­utes both sides were keen to run the ball. Sev­eral times Rishworthians looked likely to score, but were stopped just short, an an­kle tap de­priv­ing left wing An­thony Shoe­smith when he looked cer­tain to score.

Bev­er­ley pressed strongly and, de­spite good home tack­ling, fi­nally forced their way over for an un­con­verted try.

Then came the red card, but it seemed to have lit­tle ef­fect. A break in the cen­tre led to a ruck near the home line and the ball popped out for an un­con­verted try in the cor­ner.

Rishworthians picked up two yel­low cards and Bev­er­ley took ad­van­tage, classy full­back Luke Hazell scor­ing in the cor­ner to make it 15-0 at the break.

The vis­i­tors kept up the pres­sure in the sec­ond half and a scram­bled con­verted try gave them the bonus point.

Rishworthians fought back and forced their way over, Fraser Swar­brooke get­ting the touch down wide out. Kelly kicked a su­perb con­ver­sion, but in the last min­utes Bev­er­ley’s con­stant pres­sure brought a try to end the game.

Hud­der­s­field’s Ross Thorn­ton tries to break through the Macclesfield de­fencePIC: RAY­MOND MOR­RIS

Old Rish’s Gez Rollings is el­bowed by a Bev­er­ley playerPIC: JADE KIL­BRIDE

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