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Harry Beck’s on song as Billericay progress in RFU Junior Vase
HARRY Beck helped Billericay move to within three wins of a Twickenham final with a 33-15 victory against Old Gravesendians in the RFU Junior Vase at Saracens’ Allianz Park home on Saturday.
The 19-year-old winger kicked 13 points as Billericay moved into the next round of the competition.
And Beck was thrilled to be able to make it another memorable afternoon for the club.
“It was a great game that we had all been looking forward to, especially with the added bonus of playing at a stadium like Allianz Park,” said Beck.
“I have seen Premiership games there before so to be playing on the same pitch was an unforgettable experience.
“To win made it even better but it was a hard-fought game and I thought our whole team played well considering the difficult wind conditions.”
Dave Hyett, Daffyd Mugford and Adam Young all scored tries to ensure Billericay came out on top.
And, having watched the team in action in their two previous finals at Twickenham, Beck is now starting to dream of also running out at the home of English rugby.
“We are now three wins away from a game a Twickenham, which is really exciting,” said Beck.
“Billericay have been there twice before and I was there both times in the crowd, so to be able to say that I’ve played there will be an unforgettable experience.”
For that to happen, Billericay must work their way past Seaford in the next round this weekend.
And Beck is not too sure what to expect against the Sussex side.
“I’ve never played against Seaford before and all I know is that they are mid-table in their league,” said Beck, who is from Southminster.
“But we can’t take any game for granted and we need to play every team like it is a cup final for the remainder of the season and hopefully win the double as we’re also top of the league at the moment.”