Coach pleased as first friendly ends in a draw

Beverley RUFC U17 17 Bridlington RUFC U17 17
Beverley RUFC U17 17 Bridlington RUFC U17 17

Bridlington RUFC U17s got their season up and running with a friendly at Beverley.

Blustery conditions meant life was going to be difficult for both sides, Beverley were playing with the wind first half so Brid had to defend well and concede as few points as possible.

Set pieces went well and Brid managed to cover as much grass as possible with some great tackling.

First game nerves were evident however, although both teams settled down with Beverley coming out on top in the first half.

Brid stuck to their game plan and after the break, their increasing pressure was rewarded with a try from Conor Williamson. Taylor Muru-King converted.

The break down was the key and Brid seemed to be coming out on top with some great ball retention. Danny McIntosh scored a try but there was a nail-biting finish with Beverley missing a penalty in the dying seconds.

A superb, highly entertaining game finish 17-17 and Bridlington coach Mark Floyd said: “Great rugby for me and a game I would have paid to watch.”

Bridlington begin their league season this weekend at home to Sheffield Tigers.