Salem prove too strong as Bev­er­ley go down to de­feat

Hull Daily Mail - - SPORT -

BEV­ER­LEY crashed 45-18 at Brad­ford Salem to slip fur­ther down the table.

Beavers started badly, con­ced­ing a penalty on their own 22m line. From the en­su­ing kick into touch deep into Bev­er­ley’s five me­tre line, Brad­ford won a well-taken line-out and pushed over for their first try with barely three min­utes gone.

Brad­ford missed the con­ver­sion, but in the fol­low­ing ex­changes they were look­ing pow­er­ful and well or­gan­ised.

De­spite that, the Beavers man­aged a brief spell of good pass­ing rugby which brought them to the Brad­ford 22m line when they in­curred yet an­other penalty.

Brad­ford turned this to their ad­van­tage with a long kick down-field, an­other well-taken line-out and an­other mirror-im­age push-over con­verted try af­ter 11 min­utes.

Luke Hazell made a lovely run from the

Bev­er­ley 22 but got brought down at the Brad­ford 22 and lost the ball.

Brad­ford turned this er­ror to their ad­van­tage with a lovely piece of run­ning and pass­ing rugby which, on 19 min­utes, gave them a touch­down which they were un­able to con­vert for 17-0.

Brad­ford won an­other penalty on the Bev­er­ley 22, which they quickly turned into their set-piece kick to touch.

They won the line out on the five-me­tre line, and pushed over for an­other try, which was con­verted af­ter 25 min­utes.

Bev­er­ley tried to pick them­selves up against the pow­er­ful Brad­ford side but could only win them­selves two penalty-goals which at half-time meant it was 24-6.

It only took Brad­ford two min­utes af­ter the break to add an­other try, but fol­low­ing a Brad­ford yel­low card and some de­ter­mined play the Beavers fi­nally se­cured their first con­verted try.

Eleven min­utes later, Brad­ford went over right in the Beavers’ cor­ner for a con­verted try for 38-13.

Brad­ford se­cured yet an­other con­verted try, but al­most at the death Bev­er­ley added an un­con­verted try.

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