WYKE took a big step towards the Yorkshire Men's League Division Two title after making it 14 wins out of 14.

Their 44-0 demolition of visitors Stanningley means they have just four more games to win to complete the season with a 100 per cent record.

The victory took them six points clear at the top as nearest rivals Ossett Trinity Tigers were beaten 24-16 at York Acorn.

Despite having a number of regulars missing, including Cameron Foster, Oscar Woodhead and Brad Clarkson, they blew away their visitors.

James Cullen started the job when he hit a perfect line from scrum half Jordan Payton to score under the sticks. Next a neat kick from Payton was not dealt with by the Stanningley full back, allowing Calvin Barker to pounce.

Then Jamie Kerr scored the first of four tries, flying down the wing after a great pass from Brad Peel. Alec Williams kicked two out of three to see Wyke 16-0 up at the break.

Substitute hooker Sam Kittsen was next to score after a great Charles Grocock drive and, when a neat kick from Payton found Kerr, the game was in the bag.

With man of the match Barker and loose forward Nathan Marchant constantly breaking the line up the left, the right side was rewarded when Peel released Kerr again, who repaid the favour when giving Peel a clever ball to score under the sticks.

Kerr grabbed his hat-trick in fine style and completed the job when he dived over for his fourth.

Coach Ian Wormald said: "The forwards were unbelievable at times with Nathan Marchant leading the way. Obviously with Jamie Kerr scoring four I’ve now got a positive headache for selection this week at Ossett, who are an outstanding well-drilled and well-coached team."

On what was Wyke's gala day, the academy side were also in home action as they gained revenge on

West Bowling for a 28-8 defeat the previous week.

The Black and Whites triumphed 12-4 despite going behind to a Bowling try. They hit back through a fantastic training ground move by John Rayner and Scott Watson. The latter found wing man Lamech Superville, who dived in at the corner and Josh McGuiness slotted over the extras.

Two sets later, man of the match Jonny Fawthrop made two half-breaks and eventually Conor Laverick dived over from acting half again, McGuinness adding the extras.