Eastern Counties well beaten by Yorkshire in final game

Bury St Edmunds' Harry Brown races to the line to score for Eastern Counties against Yorkshire. Pict

Bury St Edmunds' Harry Brown races to the line to score for Eastern Counties against Yorkshire. Picture: ECRFU - Credit: Archant

Eastern Counties were well beaten in their final game match in the Bill Beaumont Cup, losing 61-15 to Yorkshire at Hull.

The visitors were only 19-15 down at the break after unconverted tries from Tom Jackson, Fetuli Paea (both Shelford) and Harry Brown (St Edmunds) kept them in the game – but the second half was a one-sided affair.

Yorkshire added six tries to the three they scored in the first period, while Eastern Counties were unable to add to their tally.

Despite their bonus point win, Yorkshire were pipped to the final spot in the table by Lancashire who also won convincingly to secure a place in the final which will be played as a curtain-raiser to next Sunday's England versus Barbarians game at Twickenham.

Diss pair Simon Hipwell and Sean McClure started the game for Eastern Counties at Hull Ionians' ground while North Walsham's Aki Downing came off the bench.


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