PRIDE IN THE SHIRT
Huddersfield produced a display of skilful and determined rugby to run the Yorkshire cup favourites extremely close in Round 4 of the competition. In the match at Lockwood Park the team staged a sterling late rally, eventually losing out 12-17 to a strong Beverley team that had only conceded 20 points in the season thus far.
On a pitch which was extremely treacherous underfoot it was clear from the outset that the match would be a close one. Both teams played with real passion and commitment but it was the visitors that opened the scoring with an unconverted try midway through the first half.
Huddersfield pressed in the second quarter, putting the visitors under pressure on their own line. However Beverley held firm and managed to extend their lead with a converted try before the half time break.
Early in the second half the visitors notched a third try but the conversion attempt bounced wide off the upright. Undeterred by the set backs either side of the interval Huddersfield continued to show character, taking the game to their visitors with a display of expansive running rugby that belied the difficult conditions.
The team’s efforts were eventually rewarded with tries by Will Heath and Ben Foster, the first of which Ben converted, to produce a nail biting end to the game.
Huddersfield continued their onslaught as the minutes ticked away but Beverley held on for a hard fought win.
The format of the competition this year is not a straight forward knock out and Huddersfield remain in it on the basis of their results in the early rounds. The Huddersfield lads would certainly relish a re-match!