A drop goal by Jack Humphries just three minutes from time clinched both league points for Beverley ARLC in this titanic battle at the Beverley Leisure Centre.
The blue and golds kick-started their season with this win in a high-scoring encounter at Sirius Academy last Saturday.
This performance was a real let down after Wednesday evenings near flawless one against the Army which built up such a wave of optimism.
The blue and golds gave a tremendous exhibition of rugby to a big crowd under floodlights on this history-making day.
This trip to the defending Yorkshire champions was always going to be a tough ask on the opening day of the league campaign.
This performance was a credit to the blue and golds attitude in the face of adversity. The bus did not arrive at the ground until 2pm for a 2.30pm kick off.
As the scoreline suggests this was a convincing win for the blue and golds on their travels to Pudsey last Saturday.
In the end the blue and golds will be pleased to get their first win in the 40/20 and when leading 40-8 after 65 minutes, it appeared very much job done.
The blue and golds will be disappointed with this result having clawed their back from a 12-0 deficit to lead 16-12 with just 15 minutes to go.
The blue golds will commence their 2016 season this Saturday 5th March. They are away to Norland Sharks in the 40/20 cup.
This was the blue and golds final pre-season work out ahead of the start of the season on March 5th.
This was a very pleasing afternoons work for the blue and golds in this pre-season friendly, which was the clubs first outing since early September 2015 as they hosted the Scarborough Pirates.
The blue and golds will return action with a pre-season friendly at home to Scarborough Pirates this Saturday.
Beverley ARLC are finally starting to look forward to season 2016 after a longer close season than in previous years.
Beverley ARLC managed to hang on for the points in this one against a spirited Bentley side from South Yorkshire whose beefy pack of forwards just never stopped plugging away until the final whistle.