Underbank Rangers claimed third spot in the National Conference League Third Division table for the second successive year after annihilating Peterlee Pumas 122-6.
The home side ran riot to score a total of 21 tries and 19 conversions in the most one-sided contest of the season.
And the massive win was achieved despite missing influential forwards Andy Boothroyd, Matt Adam, Lee St Hilaire and Craig Williams, plus
outside backs Corey Noel and Michael Lang, in the wake of the bruising midweek draw at leaders Featherstone Lions.
The Pumas’ inexperience at this level showed from the start as it took less than three minutes for Bank to register their first score as Dan
Pawson raced over from a scrum to notch the first of his four tries.
Rangers played some wonderful, free flowing football and support play which led to their second try, scored by player coach Richard Knight.
Tries in quick succession from man-of-the-match Alex Chatterton, Courtney Allette, Pawson, Sam Rochford and Haydon Sutcliffe meant the ruthless home side went into the break 64-0 ahead.
To their credit Peterlee stuck to the task and improved during the second half, but they continued to be outgunned by the brilliance of Rangers’ attack. Michael Murphy was the first to cross the whitewash in the second half, closely followed by Knight, who scored his second try of the match.
Peterlee finally got of the mark in the 57th minute when Carl Brown crossed the stripe and Lee Wheatley added the extras to make it 76-6.
Rangers’ momentary lapse in concentration was soon rectified when they scored a flurry of tries in the final quarter through Luke Karolczuk (2), James Usher, Chatterton (2), Allette (3), Rochford (2) and season debutant Sam Hendrick (2).
The extras were added by Neil Barrett who had a good game, missing just two out of his 21 attempts.
Peterlee Pumas are bottom of National Conference III having played 18 won 1 lost 17 scored 146 points and conceded 1104.
Despite the convincing victory, Rangers failed to finish in the second automatic promotion spot, narrowly missing out to Blackbrook.
The Homfirthers now prepare for their first play-off match at home to Hindley this Saturday (2pm).