Companions out of the cup

Bentley Good Companions.
Bentley Good Companions.

BENTLEY Good Companions bowed out of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup after going down 56-12 at home to top amateur side Queens.

Doncaster Toll Bar’s hopes of a cup run also ended following an 18-0 defeat at Humslet Old Boys, but Moorends Thorne Marauders did make it through to the third round after an impressive 58-26 win at Batley Boys.

Bentley actually opened the scoring in their second round tie at Wheatley Hills RUFC on Saturday, Chris Hemmings crashing over and Andy Wilson converting.

But once Queens got on the trysheet, Bentley struggled to get to grips with the Pennine League Premier Division side’s outstanding offloading game and they went in 22-12 down at the interval, Paul Ward scoring Bentley’s second try, Wilson again adding the extras.

After the break Bentley struggled to get to grips with more offloading from the well-drilled Leeds side and fitness also told as the hosts ran out of steam.

Queens scored freely to rack up another 36 and end Bentley’s hopes of a cup run.

Companions return to league action on Saturday, October 15, when they face rivals Toll Bar in a Yorkshire One league clash.

Moorends, meanwhile, will travel to Huddersfield St Joseph’s on the same day after their excellent victory at Batley.