QUEENSBURY suffered their first defeat of the season in the Yorkshire Men's League Premier Division, going down 26-14 at old adversaries East Hull.

Fielding a changed side from last week due to Scotland U19 duties for Jack McMillan and a couple of enforced absences, Bury were looking to build on an opening-day win.

But from the off, the pace of the home team was evident, and Bury's defence needed to be robust to handle it.

Hull had the best of the first 10 minutes but a smart move saw Luke Doyle open his account with a score in the corner for the visitors.

Hull stepped up the pressure and began to win the ruck. Poor discipline allowed Hull good field position and the next 20 minutes saw three scores to the hosts as they took control of proceedings.

Bury finally rallied and with good possession always looked dangerous on the attack. With mounting pressure on the Hull line, a missed kick let the hosts off as they took a 14-4 lead into the break.

The second half was all Bury for the first 20 minutes. A second try from Doyle from a good cross field kick brought Bury back within a converted score.

The game was there for the taking but indiscipline and a raft of penalties turned the game towards the hosts.

Two more scores following back to back penalties put the game beyond Bury, despite a consolation try from Callum Murgatroyd two minutes from time.

This was a disappointing performance that Bury will hope to put right for the next home game on April 27 against Lindley Swifts.

There were some good performances nevertheless and it was good to see the return of tackling machine Sam Cheney to the starting line-up. Man of the match went to Joe Langford.

Elsewhere, Wibsey Warriors lost 20-8 at Stanningley in Division Two, while Birkenshaw Bluedogs also went down 26-12 at Kippax in Division Three.