YORK Acorn continued their recent prolific points-scoring run to overcome a stubborn Oulton Raiders 44-10 on home soil.

Acorn struck early in the National Conference League Division One clash, in just the fourth minute.

A quality deep reverse kick from the cultured boot of stand off Anthony Chilton used the wind perfectly and resulted in winger Josh Parker picking up the loose ball. He fed the ball to centre Josh Thompson who went in for a try which Chilton made into a six-pointer by adding the conversion .

Acorn doubled their lead on 17 minutes when replacement hooker Lewis Lord went over from close range. Once again Chilton added the conversion.

The hosts' next score came on 23 minutes when Chilton again created the opening for another try for the blue and golds' speedy winger Callum Worthington.

Chilton's boot sent the ball out wide and Worthington snapped up the ball before scoring an unconverted try in the corner.

Despite Acorn's dominance on the scoreboard throughout the first half, the visitors had plenty of possession but couldn't find a way through a resolute home defence.

This changed early in the second half when Oulton managed to put some points on the board following a period of sloppy Acorn play that saw them lose the ball and give away two rare penalties.

That opened the way for Oulton to cut Acorns lead to 16-4 thanks to an unconverted try from their winger Kieran Walpole.

The hosts' response came in stunning fashion when their centre Thompson showed great footwork to go past several would-be defenders after receiving the ball on the angle and going in behind the posts for a Chilton goaled try.

That was followed up almost immediately by another Acorn score. On 52 minutes, Worthington flew down the wing from the halfway line before drawing the Oulton defender and putting supporting full back Joe Budd in for an unconverted score.

Once again Acorn were guilty of periods of sloppy play, bringing about Oulton's next score as centre Andi Tillett raced around the home defence and scored a try which full back Josh Murray converted.

Acorn responded thanks to powerful runs from prop forward Tim Stubbs and substitute forward Jordan Hyde, who managed to effectively push their side back into control.

Stubbs powered his way over from close range on 65 minutes for a try goaled by Chilton that put Acorn into a healthy 32-10 lead.

Hyde then played his part in this effective double act when he went on a stunning 40-metre run originating from the halfway line before popping a perfectly timed pass to Lord who went in for another Chilton goaled try that stretched Acorn's lead to 38-10.

The hosts' final score of the game also involved the rejuvenated Stubbs, whose charge and offload in the tackle close to the Oulton try line ended with Nick Speck racing over for a quality try on his return to the first team.

Chilton's goal pushed the home side into a solid 44-10 lead which remained the final score.