WYKE marched into the semi-final stages of the Andrew Bennett Trophy with a splendid 18-4 victory in a bone-crunching second round tie at East Leeds.

The black and whites' brilliant second row forward Johnny Fawthrop opened the scoring early doors when he carved out a huge hole in the home defence to race 50 metres to the chalk after side-stepping the full back in classic style.

He further terrorised the East Leeds shaky defence when he forced a blunder after following up a raking kick from hooker Jordan Payton to pounce for his brace, leaving wingman Cameron Foster a simple conversion for a 10-0 lead.

The East Leeds hosts tightened up their defence to keep the lid on the score line and clearly believed that they were in the box seat when they changed ends with the huge slope in their favour in the second stanza.

Facing a near snow blizzard on the restart, Foster dropped the ball in heavy traffic to give the hosts' lively scrum half the opportunity to produce a show-and-go run to the whitewash.

But far from wilting in the deteriorating conditions, the black and whites pack virtually revelled in the challenge it presented. The vast experience and guile of loose forward Shaun Godfrey and prop Simon Owen led the way in taming the opposition pack, leading to their discipline going to pot and priceless ground conceded.

A telepathic move between scrum half Corby Kittsen and his brother, pack-man Sam, saw the latter run the perfect line to dive over from the clever offload.

With the black and whites now into a two-score lead, the game was finally put to bed when stand-off Gary Worley fired a stunning pass to the speedy Foster, who powered his way into the corner to wrap up the proceedings and ensure a home tie against Doncaster Toll Bar this week.