SUPER Slaithwaite Saracens are top of the Pennine League Premier Division after their 60-16 12-try demolition of leading club Queens.
For 30 minutes Queens pounded the Saracens line and, at one point, forced the visitors to drop-out under their own posts on four successive occasions.
But they held firm, with the scores level after 30 minutes as Stuart Dunbar cancelled out an early score from the hosts.
Then on the half-hour full-back Sam Ansell collected the ball on his own 20m line to race in at the corner to put the Saracens in front.
And in the final 10 minutes further Saracens tries were added by Dunbar, Lee McAfferty and Ben Feehan, with two conversions by Gavin Dyson giving the Saracens a well-deserved 24-4 interval lead.
Within five minutes of the restart Richie Hawkyard and Sam Ansell went over, both converted by Richard Flooks, to extend the Saracens lead.
But two converted tries in as many minutes by Queens with 20 went minutes remaining suggested a fightback could be on the cards.
But that never proved the case as the Saracens stepped up a gear and added a further five tries through Jaydon Wood, Flooks (2), Feehan and Dyson, who also added two conversions to completely destroy a shell-shocked Queens team.
After such a superb success it would have been unfair to pick a man-of-the-match because this was without doubt a quality team effort led by player-coach Hawkyard.
Another side who have started the season strongly are Newsome Panthers, who are third in Division I after their 20-16 home triumph over Bentley Good Companions.
And Emley Moor are second in Division II thanks to their 32-10 triumph at Brotherton Bulldogs.
At the same time, Underbank Rangers were destroying West Craven 64-4 at The Cross.
There was also a good win for Division V side Meltham All Blacks, who beat Whinmoor 12-0, despite having just 12 players due to and work commitments.
Their visitors, on the other hand, were at full strength.
But they were still unable to prevent tries from Lewis Heeley and Josh Worrall and two Worrall goals as the All Blacks nilled a side from a second successive game.
Lindley Swifts’ interest in the Hamuel Reichenbacher Yorkshire Cup is at an end.
For a second successive week, their home tie against Sharlston Rovers was postponed due to an unfit pitch, and Swifts have now conceded the tie.