Beverley 16 Crosfields 26

JACK Reid put in a captain’s performance as Crosfields inflicted a first ever National Conference League home defeat on Beverley.

The hosts – coached by Hull FC prop Scott Taylor – had won Division Three at a canter last year but met a Soap side who showed excellent defensive application.

At the other end, Reid was involved in almost everything as he crossed for two tries as well as kicking four conversions and a penalty.

"I can understand why these are unbeaten – they are well drilled, the pitch is very tight and the sea breeze is cutting,” Crosfields head coach Ian Boden said.

“Our defence was outstanding and gave us the advantage with the wind in the second half.

“I cannot enthuse enough about how well the youth section at Crosfields is producing more talent, as Louis Wainwright showed.

“We are also providing entertaining, fast-flowing rugby which is a bonus for our supporters.”

With the competition taking a short break for Easter, Crosfields are well positioned having moved up to third in the Division Two table.

Their next game sees them welcome Barrow Island to Hood Lane on Saturday, April 27.