DESPITE the feeling that Hugh Gumbs’ Bradford and Bingley side were not quite firing on all cylinders, they still managed seven tries and a 50-15 win in their North One East tussle at Huddersfield YMCA.

Adam Sutcliffe got the Bees on the scoreboard after five minutes. After big man Kati Tuipulotu crashed into the final tackler, the ball was neatly popped up for Sutcliffe to gallop the last few yards for the score.

Lance Taylor could not land the conversion from out wide, but that was his only miss in seven conversion attempts throughout the afternoon.

Five minutes later, B&B were celebrating a second try, as Aaron Magee collected a wayward YMCA pass to break away and score from in his own half.

On 19 minutes, Hayden Quigg got Huddersfield on the board with a penalty, but almost immediately Taylor was lining up his own penalty for the Wagon Laners.

The wind got hold of the ball as it flew wide of the posts, ballooning the ball back towards the Bees. Scrum half Ben Hockenhull was quickly in pursuit and a kind bounce saw him collect the ball to touch down under the sticks.

Then, right on 40 minutes, after some quick hands, B&B flanker Marko Svagusa crashed over, meaning the half time score was 26-3 and the Wagon Lane men had their four try bonus point secured.

The home side opened the second half brightly though and Mark Davidson soon burrowed over.

The Bees defence were on the back foot but they repelled everything thrown at them before Taylor stepped up to slot a penalty home on 50 minutes.

Three minutes later, a fine move from left to right put Sutcliffe in for his second score of the game. The Wagon Laners now appeared to have found top gear but they then lost Ryan Wilson to a yellow card.

While the winger was off the field, YMCA managed to get good field position and send William Burns-Smith over.

The Bees finally extended their advantage when, on 72 minutes, skipper Tom Booth set off on a gallop up past several defenders on the left.

It appeared that Booth might run out of pitch before he could round the final man, but he cut back inside and crossed for a superb individual score.

Taylor’s kick put the Bees within a converted try of the 50 point mark and then, with the final play of the match, the ball was flicked out to Magee to the right of the posts and he stepped around the final defender to go over the whitewash.

Next weekend, B&B host Moortown, the only side in the division with a maximum 10 point haul from the opening two rounds of league competition.