BASEMENT side Heworth ARLC turned in their worst performance of the National Conference division one campaign in an 84-12 defeat by Thatto Heath.

The visitors ran in 16 tries and kicked ten goals as they outplayed the Villagers, who contributed to their own downfall with handling errors, failing to find touch from penalties and giving up interceptions tries when in promising positions.

Heworth trailed 48-6 at half-time after a torrid opening period and they only bagged their second score in the closing minutes of the game.

Heath crossed five times in the opening 20 minutes, through centre Michael Woods, second-rower David Johnson, centre Matthew Bell and winger Darren Woods, who got two in four minutes.

Full-back Chris Frodsham kicked two conversions.

Heworth centre Sean Brough forced his way over on 25 minutes and substitute forward Ben Potter converted.

However, Bell quickly crossed again, Darren Woods sealed his hat-trick, Frodsham touched down and second-rower David Bates rounded off the half with a score. Frodsham added another four goals to his tally.

After the break there were tries for Michael Woods, hooker Scott Clarke, scrum-half Kenny Hughes (2), Darren Woods, Bell and stand-off Andrew Stott. Frodsham kicked four goals.

Heworth player-coach Chris Smith got on the scoresheet on 78 minutes and Potter goaled.

The best performers for the hosts were full-back Tom Dunmore, second-rower Liam Watling and stand-off Smith.

Hughes was Thatto Heath’s man of the match.