Queensbury went out of the quarter-finals of the BARLA National Cup with their heads held high in a 44-26 home defeat against Queens.

The Leeds-based visitors set off at a blistering pace to race into a 22-0 lead.

Bury could have decamped to the pub at this stage but they stuck to the task and introduced hooker Jonjo Naylor from the bench to score a brace of tries in quick succession. Wingman Scott Swann added the extras to make it 22-12 at the break.

A try from forward Joe Swain narrowed the gap to just six points before Queens found top gear, leaving Swann to post a double consolation effort before the close.

Wibsey Warriors had to battle hard to overcome hosts St Joseph’s 18-14 in the Pennine League Premier Division.

The Saints – who have been relegated after failing to fulfil a fixture – raced into surprise 10-0 lead early doors but the Warriors rallied with a Mike Derrick try to turn round 10-4 down.

Stand-off Ryan Smith went over on the restart which, together with an Andy Robinson conversion and a penalty, saw them inch in front. Prop Chris Vogel crashed over on the hour leaving Robinson to add the two to gain a winning advantage that they kept despite a late effort from Saints.

Injury-ravaged Clayton suffered a 58-0 defeat at leaders Drighlington while, in Division One, Bank Top Harriers had a walkover when Lindley Swifts failed to show up.

Birkenshaw centre Damian Smith posted a hat-trick in the 44-16 home success against Dodworth. Karl Robinson 2, Richard Rhodes, Alan Binns and Tom Duff also crossed the chalk.

Queensbury A lost 28-22 at Division Five title rivals Whitehall Warriors. They had led through tries by Tony Clarke 2, Andy Walker and Darren Brown but couldn’t hold the Warriors out in the last ten minutes.