SLAITHWAITE Saracens followed up last week’s 66-0 Pennine League First Division win over Wyke with exactly the same scoreline over West Bowling A.
But it took a little longer this time around for the Saracens to get into their stride, with their opponents’ forwards pulling off some great tackles.
But after 10 minutes Simon Burkenshaw raced in at the corner and Danny Garside added the goal in near gale-force winds – and there was not stopping their side!
Further tries were added by Damien Kenchington, Ritchie Hawkyard, Darren Hawkyard and Burkenshaw, with Garside (3) and Chris Lodge landing the conversions to make it 30-0 at the interval.
Just like the previous week, points came even faster in the second half as the West Bowling defence tired.
Burkenshaw and Darren Hawkyard both completed hat tricks, while Nathan Shaw crossed twice and Matt Lodge and Luke Karolczuk added others.
Amazingly, in the extremely blustery conditions, every try was converted to make it 66-0 after 70 minutes, forcing the referee to end the game early.
There was also delight for fellow First Division side Emley Moor, who produced their best performance of the season to beat previously-unbeaten Clayton 27-18.
After falling 12-0 behind early on, Moor turned on the style to take the contest by storm to take the honours and secure their third win from five starts.
Karl Adamski set the ball rolling with his side’s opening try, which John Roebuck converted, and by half-time Emley had nudged 14-12 ahead.
Roebuck followed up with a penalty before Jason Southwell barged over for his customary try, which Roebuck again goaled, to open up their two-point interval advantage.
And with the advantage of the wind and slope in the second period, the home side wasted little time increasing the pressure as winger Tom Beaumont crossed for a try and Roebuck landed a penalty and drop goal to make it 21-12.
Clayton briefly threatened a fightback with a converted try with 10 minutes remaining, but Beaumont settled Moor’s nerves with his second try and another Roebuck goal to seal a win in which Alex Rollins, Scott Wilkinson and Daniel Pawson all impressed.