MAN-OF-THE-MATCH Fraser West scored a hat-trick as Heworth ARLC'S fine run of form continued with an emphatic 46-20 victory in sizzling conditions at Allerton Bywater.

The hosts offered some dogged resistance, particularly in the first period, and led 14-10 after 28 minutes, but once the Villagers got into their stride they proved unstoppable and went on to register a total of eight tries to close out the match.

Full-back West led the way and was a constant threat throughout.

The result put Heworth back to the top of Yorkshire Men's League division one, a day after Queensbury had replaced them after beating Keighley Albion 38-4.

West's first try, crossing in the corner, put Heworth ahead after only three minutes but the home side levelled four minutes later through winger Daniel Snowden.

On 10 minutes, Allerton failed to deal with a kick through on the final tackle and hooker Josh Poulter snapped up the loose ball and fed centre Gareth Watson, who raced away to touch down by the posts, stand-off George Elliott adding his first of seven conversions for a 10-4 lead.

Bywater then had their best spell of the match which produced tries by hooker Nathan Waters and full-back James White, the second of which was converted by scrum-half Richard Fisher to give them a four-point lead.

But that was as good as it got for the hosts as the Villagers hit back on 32 minutes with substitute Liam Jackson putting Elliott in for a try, and a minute before the break scrum-half Billy Sturdy dummied his way over for a 22-14 half-time lead.

The Black and Whites were now firmly on the front foot and three minutes into the second period West jinked his way over from close range.

On 51 minutes, Jackson, on dual-reg from York City Knights, crossed direct from acting-half and, five minutes later, West completed his hat-trick after weaving his way past several defenders - Heworth now out of sight at 40-14.

The hosts managed a consolation effort from second-rower Lewis Silkstone, improved by Fisher, but the Villagers had the last word a minute from time with Jackson backing up a strong break by Sturdy to scamper away and touch down under the posts.

It was not such a good day for New Earswick All Blacks in the premier division, as they stayed bottom of the table after a 25-18 defeat at home to Siddal Academy.

Siddal's tries came from Oliver Lewis, Jake Turner (2) and Jordan Healey (2), with Rourke Woolley adding two conversions and Turner a drop goal to leave them two scores to the good.