Eastern Counties blown away by late Yorkshire show
Defeat in final Bill Beaumont Cup County Championship
A final-quarter capitulation saw Eastern Counties suffer a third defeat in three games in the Bill Beaumont Cup County Championship, being beaten 61-15 at Yorkshire.
The hosts scored in the first minute, but Eastern Counties replied minutes later when Tom Jackson touched down out wide.
Yorkshire scored a second converted try, but Tuli Paea beat four defenders to get a second try for the visitors, making it 14-10.
The hosts got a third try, but then Harry Brown got Eastern Counties’ third to leave the score at 19-15 at half time.
The first 20 minutes of the second period were keenly fought, but in the final quarter, Eastern Counties were unable to retain any possession or generate any clean ball.
Yorkshire went through the gears and used their finishers to good effect to rack up 42 unanswered points in a fine display of power and precision.
Despite their bonus-point win, Yorkshire were pipped to a place in the final by Lancashire.