KEIGHLEY Cougars stormed back to winning ways as they posted a record 98-6 home victory against the Coventry Bears.

Despite the off-field uncertainty that dominated the build-up to the game, the Cougars came out firing when Benn Hardcastle opened the scoring from a Harry Aaronson grubber.

Coventry did briefly level the scores when full-back Rhys Gant avoided a tackle to race to the line.

But from this moment on it was all Keighley and they took the lead once more as Matthew Bailey showed great determination to force his way over the line.

From the restart, the Bears gave a penalty away from which the Cougars went down the field and Adam Ryder powered his way through.

Harry Aaronson then grabbed a quick-fire brace, first breaking the line and racing 30 metres to score before an outrageous effort that saw the winger take flight to collect the ball and touch it down.

Andy Gabriel added his name to the scoresheet by keeping on his toes to break a tackle and race over.

Josh Tonks scored on the hooter, breaking the line and racing 40 metres to touch down in the corner.

Craig Lingard’s side started the second-half in similar style with three tries in the opening seven minutes.

Dan Parker took less than 60 seconds from the restart to race over to mark his Cougars debut with a try.

Ryder scores his second after handing off a defender to get over in the corner.

Scott Law turned from a prop to a full-back, breaking the line and going 50 metres to dive over next to the uprights.

Brad Nicholson got in on the act, touching down after coming out on top in a game of cat and mouse with the Coventry full-back.

Ryder sealed his hat-trick before Ritchie Hawkyard became the tenth different Cougars scorer.

Matty Beharrell grabbed himself a try with Gabriel sealing his brace.

Brendon Rawlins completed the rout and broke the record with two tries in two minutes after being denied by a forward pass moments earlier.