Rugby League: Bentley Good Companions and Toll Bar both post victories

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Bentley Good Companions posted an impressive 48-10 victory over New Earswick All Blacks in their Pennine Amateur Rugby League President’s Cup first round tie.

Bentley opened the scoring in the all-Championship One tie with a Craig Whincop try.

The visitors drew level, but Bentley, playing sensible rugby into the blustery wind, added further tries converted from Tom Flounders and Gareth Burns to lead 18-10.

With the wind at their backs Bentley were able to play a lot more expansive game after the break.

They scored at regular intervals with Josh Bertman, Burns, Shaun Richards and Whincop (2) all adding tries.

Whincop again added the conversions to finish with a personal tally of 28 points.

“It was a good performance from the lads,” enthused Bentley coach Andy Whitfield.

“We played to the conditions and controlled the game.

“The forwards dominated from start to finish and hopefully they’ve set the bar for the rest of the season.”

Bentley return to league action this weekend away to Huddersfield side St.Josephs, looking for their third win in as many starts in 2015.

Doncaster Toll Bar, well served by Steve Mills, continue to set the pace at the top of Championship One following their 22-12 win over visiting Morley Borough.

Rob Brown, Karl Mills, Shaun Carey and Shaun Roberts, who also kicked three goals, shared the tries.

“It was a very tough game,” said coach Ian Tattersall.

“After six weeks without a game it was always going to be a big challenge.

“The conditions were also difficult but we got the job done and our defence was excellent, though we struggled to find any fluency in attack against a tough team who tried to slow the match down.

“We will work hard for another tough match at Newsome this weekend.”