EMLEY MOOR returned to action after a lengthy big-freeze break with a rock-solid 34-10 triumph at West Bowling A in Division I West.
The visitors were never behind in the contest and thoroughly deserved their fourth victory of the campaign.
But it was only in the second half that they made their dominance count.
Tries from Jason Southwell and Dan Pawson and a Jack Dyson conversion gave Moor a slender 10-6 advantage before they began to cut loose.
Within minutes of the restart, Southwell had added his second try, converted by John Roebuck, and this was quickly followed up with further scores from Karl Adamski, Mike Lang and a second for Pawson.
West Bowling did add a late consolation try, but it failed to detract from what was a strong display from the visitors in which winger Paul Donkersley produced a very promising debut after his promotion from the second team.
But there were also impressive performances from the likes of Kris Shepherd, who Bowling named as Moor’s man-of-the-match, Oliver Davidson and Alex Rollins.
At the same time, Meltham All Blacks were battling out a hard-fought 4-4 Division V draw at home to Hollinwood.
Conditions were awful throughout the contest and restricted any type of flowing rugby, with the rain and hail combining with the mud.
This was very much reflected in the scoreline, with Scott Jackson scoring the All Blacks’ only try. Adam Lodge, Ryan White and Lewis Healey were top performers.