HEWORTH ARLC set a new club record as they turned on the style to inflict a crushing 72-6 defeat on Waterhead Warriors.

The Villagers were unstoppable in the first half at Elmpark Way, racking up eight unanswered tries to lead 42-0 at the break, and they went on to add five more touchdowns in the second period to complete the rout.

Now up to eighth in National Conference League division three and with a points difference firmly in the black, this was Heworth's highest-ever home win in the NCL, eclipsing a 64-0 win over Egremont Rangers in 2009.

The first try was on the board seven minutes in when prop Liam Richmond broke through in midfield and found full-back Fraser West up in support, and he raced away to score by the posts. Loose-forward George Elliott added the conversion.

Three minutes later, stand-off James Morland's long pass sent second-rower Liam Watling charging down the right flank and, after dummying the full-back, he went over for an excellent score which was improved by Morland.

Man-of-the-match Richmond crossed for another Elliott-goaled effort on 17 minutes and, only two minutes later, Watling put centre Gareth Watson in to make it 22-0.

On 27 minutes, West - direct from acting-half - was over again for the rampant Villagers and, just past the half-hour mark, scrum-half Liam Jackson set up Watling for his second touchdown and Elliott tagged on the extras.

Winger Liam Cashmore was next to get in on the act after dotting down a neat kick through from Elliott and - just before the half-time whistle - Jackson produced a fine individual effort, weaving his way past several defenders to cross under the posts for Elliott to slot the conversion and put the hosts out of sight at 42-0.

It was more of the same for the Black and Whites in the second period, with Elliott notching a self-goaled try in the opening minute.

The Warriors showed some fighting spirit to produce their best spell of the match and substitute Terry Fitzgerald crossed for a consolation effort on 62 minutes after an exerted bout of pressure on the home line. Scrum-half Jensen Hamilton converted.

But Heworth resumed full control for the remainder of the contest and stormed back to register four more tries through West, who completed his hat-trick, winger Jake Atkinson and substitutes Josh Poulter and Billy Sturdy. Morland added one conversion and Elliott three more for a personal tally of 20 points.

In NCL Alliance Group 2, Heworth 'A' went down 38-28 to Dewsbury Celtic 'A' at Elmpark Way. Try scorers for the Villagers - who trailed 14-10 at the break - were Rikky James (2), Sam Atkinson (2), Lewis Hartley and Leon Watkinson, with Hartley and Karl Read adding a conversion apiece.