Pitch perfect Wetherby impress in fifth straight Yorkshire Four win

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Table topping Wetherby rattled in ten tries for their biggest Yorkshire Four win of the season on Saturday.

The Reds overwhelmed mid-table Wensleydale 62-3 away to earn a fifth straight win and a second match in a row without conceding a try.

Wetherby now sit firmly at the top having achieved maximum points and scoring 287 in six matches.

This Saturday they play bottom club Sheffield Oaks at Grange Park (ko 3pm).

Wetherby travelled to the Dales expecting a close game following the hosts draw against closest title rivals Leeds Corinthians last month.

Liam Hogan returned from suspension and Nick Oates and captain James Gibson both came back from injury. Wensleydale mounted an attack on the Wetherby line from the kick off and landed a penalty following a Reds infringement. It was the last time they were to score.

Wetherby responded with a try by Will Jefferson two minutes later, converted by Alex Dus.

The Reds then went on the rampage. Good ball distribution from fly half David Adair and telling breaks from Tom Hicks, George Gilbert and Tom Edwards set up tries for Will Dutton, Rob Adair, Tom Bottomley , Andrew Trotman and a second by Jefferson all except one converted by Alex Dus.

Wetherby played up the slope and into the wind in the second half and Wensleydale defended well. Helped by several Wetherby mistakes, the third quarter was scoreless.

But as the Dalesmen tired, the Reds once again found top gear. Adair completed a hat-trick and other scores from Bottomley and Hogan rounded off the match.

There was only one conversion by Adair who took over kicking duties when Dus went off injured.