WYKE centre John Rayner marked his return from a long-term back injury by posting two tries as the black and whites warmed up for Saturday's Jack Senior Bradford Cup final in style.

They gave themselves a confidence boost for the Odsal Stadium clash against Wibsey Warriors with a 48-6 Pennine League Division Two Central victory at Wakefield City.

Coach Ian Wormald emphasised the huge pool of talent available for the forthcoming clash by resting no fewer than 12 players and the response has ensured a welcome headache regarding selection many of his rivals will envy.

Stand-off Danny Worby got the scoreboard rolling on the first play when he scooted over, soon followed by another effort from second row forward Alec Williams, with wingman Ben Procter adding the extras.

Rayner galloped 30 metres to the chalk after collecting a neat offload from packman Sean Godfrey.

That was soon followed with an opportunist effort from his fellow centre Sam Kittsen, who ripped the ball out in a one-on-one tackle to cross at the sticks.

A long kick from the restart was fielded by Jordan Longbottom who raced through the Wakefield ranks to give Wyke a match-winning 26-0 lead at the break.

Loose forward Oscar Woodhead ensured his jersey for this week by setting up two second-half touchdowns for Godfrey and Rayner’s brace.

And the industrious Worby guaranteed his claim by providing Lee Johnson and Charles Grocock with the chance to finish off the final tally.

Hudson Foster Bradford Cup finalists Clayton just lost out 20-17 at home to Eastmoor Dragons.

The game was touch and go for long periods, with the Lidget Green Oval occupants posting touchdowns from Karl Spring, Simon Giles and Ryan Wilkinson.

Wilkinson added two conversions and Jack Bowman completed the scoresheet with a drop goal before missing out by the narrow margin.

Their Odsal opponents Queensbury were denied the chance of a run-out when visitors Wortley Dragons failed to raise a team.

The Hudson Foster final kicks off Saturday's double header at Odsal at 1.30pm ahead of the Jack Senior centrepiece at 3.30pm.

Meanwhile, in the Yorkshire Men's League, Odsal Sedbergh lost 46-16 at newly-formed South Leeds Spartans.

Sedge only started with 12 men following traffic delays but managed to level the scores at 6-6 when Josh Briggs crossed early on.

Further consolation efforts came from Nathan Marchant and Kaine McEwan as a just reward for their resilient performance against the well-drilled hosts.