PERTEMPS BEES 32 OTLEY 19
Otley started the match with some strong defensive work but conceded a penalty which Tim Walsh converted to give the Bees a 3-0 lead.
Simon Binns levelled the scores with his first penalty of the afternoon after 10 minutes.
Pertemps Bees scored their first try after creating space for winger Nick Baxter down the left. He turned the ball back inside and the ball was transferred to the other side of the pitch where Lenny Woodard was on hand to score in the corner. Walsh converted and the Bees led 10-3.
Otley clawed their way back into the game with Binns kicking two more penalties to make it 10-9 to the Bees.
The hosts extended their advantage before half-time when centre Simon Martin was put through to score under the posts. Walsh added the extras to make it 17-9.
Binns did manage another penalty for Otley to make it 17-12 at half-time.
Soon into the second half, the Bees were gifted a simple penalty chance and Walsh made no mistake in making it 20-12.
Otley prop Kris Fullman was then sin-binned with Otley defending 15 metres from the line. Pertemps kicked to the corner and used their numerical advantage to rumble over. Hooker Matt Miles was credited with the score but Walsh failed to add the conversion. Pertemps Bees led 25-12.
Otley rallied and enjoyed most of the possession for the last 20 minutes. Eventually, Jason Oakes barged his way over next to the uprights and Binns converted to reduce the deficit to 25-19.
With the hosts on the back foot, Otley looked for the win with 3 minutes remaining. They edged their way into the Bees half but replacement scrum-half Andy Brown had been taken out in back play by Bees second-row Dan Zaltsman. Neither the referee nor the touchjudge acted upon this allowing the Bees own replacement scrum-half Tom Richardson to come around the ruck, pick the ball up and run unimpeded to the Otley line. The Otley players looked amazed at what had ultimately cost them a well-earned bonus point.
Walsh added the simple conversion to produce the 32-19 final scoreline.
Pertemps Bees: D Knight, L Woodard, S Woof, S Martin, N Baxter, T Walsh, P Knight, J Thorp, M Miles, M Long, D Zaltsman, R Hurrell, H Fakatau, N Carter, J Jenner
Otley: I Shuttleworth (C Hall 62), K Dench, P Mooney (R Whatmuff 45 (N Taylor 75)), N Law, W Sovatabua, S Binns, D Scully (capt) (A Brown 70), B Fear (S Trethewey 40), M Luffman (D Sayers 65), K Fullman, J Oakes, P Williams, J Tiffany, M Stockdale (R Pike 65), E Thorpe
Pertemps Bees 32
Tries: Woodard, Martin, Miles, Richardson
Cons: Walsh (3)
Pens: Walsh (2)
Pens: Binns (4)
Oscar's Man of the Match: Matt Stockdale