KEIGHLEY COUGARS continued their fine pre-season form with a 68-10 mauling of fellow Betfred League One outfit, Coventry Bears, at Cougar Park.

The game served as a testimonial for long serving back rower Josh Lynam, a Keighley lad who has now been with the Cougars for a decade after signing at the age of 16.

They opened the scoring early on, when Jake Webster and Taylor Prell linked up to send Jack Miller diving over from close range.

The onslaught continued with a further four tries in an opening quarter flurry. The next effort saw Prell dive over in the corner from close range.

From the restart, Mo Agoro broke down the Coventry left wing and after being stopped just short of the line, James Feather burrowed over.

Another kick-off led to another try. This time Prell broke down the right flank to send Miller over for his second of the afternoon.

The Bears soon earned a scrum, and from the release, Aaron Levy intercepted and raced 50 metres to go over between the sticks.

Coventry then had a rare moment to saviour on the back of consecutive penalties, with Jonny Allen getting over in the corner.

The Cougars came firing back though with another three tries before the interval. Webster powered over from a metre out before another Prell break from the restart saw him flick the ball to Miller, who completed his hat-trick.

On the sound of the hooter, Lewis Wray wrapped up the first half onslaught as he managed to turn through a tackle and get himself over from 10 metres out.

Keighley continued in the same vein from the restart, and after Jason Muranka spilled over the line, Prell raced in at the corner following great work by Webster to break the line.

Coventry, though, found a way through, as Zak Fellows managed to squeeze over from close range.

But Miller soon took his personal tally for the afternoon to four tries, finding space to break and race down the wing to dive over.

Matt Welham also added his name to the scoresheet, taking advantage of a missed tackle to stroll 40 metres and score in the corner.

Lynam then marked his special day with a special try. Alfie Seeley played a grubber through behind the posts and the back rower raced beyond the Coventry defensive line to touch the ball down and complete the scoring.