Sat 10 Oct 2015

Beverley RUFC
Pocklington RUFC

The first period was a scrappy affair with defences generally on top and handling errors proliferating. Despite being bottom of the table and pointless, Beverley provided determined defence that Pocklington were unable to break down despite a clear set piece advantage; and the only score of the half was a penalty by Beverley skipper Phil Duboulay who then deprated for the Superleague Grand Final at the break.

Pocklington needed to improve and they finally got their act together soon after the restart as the pack battered down the right before play was switched to midfield where No 8 Jack Holbrough plunged over, Nathan Saltmer converting.

Pocklington came again from the kick off and Saltmer banged over a 38 yard penalty, but they then took their foot off the gas and allowed Beverley to breakaway for a try to close the gap to two points.

Pocklington regrouped to pull away with tries by both of their Australian debutants in the closing quarter. Backs and forwards combined to release Aussie wing Charlie Wilson, son of former Pock scrum half Pete, to dive over in the left corner; then backs and forwards combined to drive up to the line where flanker Johnny Wood stretched out to score.

Pocklington went in search of a try bonus point in the closing stages but the errors returned to prevent a fourth score.