Beverley Land Paul4Brain Charity Shield
Myton Warriors, winners of the first two Paul4brain Charity Shield competitions against Beverley Braves, suffered from a lack of discipline as they lost to their rivals in the third game of the series at Marist on Saturday. The visitors raced into an early 12-0 lead thanks to tries from Lewis and Josh Poskitt, both converted by Lewis Straw. Kris Walker's fine kick allowed Lee James to pull a four-pointer back then smart handling allowed Ryan Mazzara to cross with Walker adding the extras.
Despite the so-called 'friendly' title of the competition, their was no shortage of niggle, as expected from a local derby. and a strange passage of play ensued when half the players partook in a bout of 'squaring up' while the remainder continued with play. The referee, who didn't have the aid of linesmen, hadn't blown his whistle so when Adam Piggott raced away to score under the sticks the score stood, with Walker again converting.
It looked as though the Warriors, despite some sloppy play around the rucks with the ball in hand, would go into the oranges with a small lead but Aaron Higginbotham went over in the corner for the Braves and this time Josh Poskitt converted from the touchline.
There were plenty of errors in the second period with Myton perhaps guilty of more than their rivals and Alex Calvert added a further score for Beverley with Josh Poskitt again converting. But Ben Bradshaw's fine effort and another Walker conversion pulled the score back to just two points in favour of the Braves, who had the last laugh with another Higginbotham/Poskitt six-pointer to make the final score 30-22 in favour of Beverley.
West Hull's rescheduled Round One BARLA Cup-ties against Aspatria in Cumbria went to form as the Green and Golds ran out 64-6 winners. Their proposed second-round match against Eastern Rhino's has already been forfeited by the Colchester-based outfit so Wests go straight into Round 3 in defence of the Trophy.
Wests second-team had their first run-out of the season at Lambwath Lions and they had a comfortable 50-4 victory while East Hull saw off the recently re-formed Goole Vikings 44-4 in a friendly at Rosmead Street.