WYKE made it five wins from five in Yorkshire Men's League Division Two thanks to a 48-34 triumph at Hull side Skirlaugh Bulls.

With six changes from their previous victory against Wakefield Hawks, the leaders started slowly before Tevin Campbell acrobatically dived in at the corner and Brad Clarkson added the extras.

Wyke were penalised for dissent to the referee and Skirlaugh took advantage. Combined with some further slack tackling, the hosts went 18-6 up.

Wyke side's of old might have thrown the towel in at this point but Ian Wormald’s men do not know when they are beaten.

Clarkson drove over after great approach play from Jordan Myers and then a training ground move paid dividends when man of the match Calvin Barker went through to feed captain Jordan Payton to go in under the sticks, allowing Clarkson to add the extras and reduce the deficit to 18-16 at the break.

The second half saw a procession of tries. Super sub Sam Kittsen dived over and then another acrobatic effort from Campbell was followed by a cheeky ball steal from Payton to score his second of the game. This put the black and whites 32-18 up, with Clarkson kicking two of the three conversions.

Back came the Hull hosts with two tries either side of a James Cullen effort to keep the game on a knife edge at 36-28.

When Skirlaugh scored again after Clarkson was sin binned, it was game on at 36-34.

After some strong words behind the sticks, Wyke regrouped and rallied. Props Robinson and Grocock took control to leave skipper Payton to feed Gary Worley. He found Alec Williams for a try out wide and then put Barker through a huge hole to score under the sticks, leaving Payton with two more easy conversions.

Coach Wormald said: “We travelled light today with the 17 players, myself, Baz and only a handful of supporters to what will be one of our toughest games.

"I would like to thank the people who came as it’s a long journey and the Bulls v Leeds game was on.

"The game was tough and we didn’t play well but I always believe this side can beat anyone. "They have more try-scoring prowess than any team I’ve ever been involved with, which means on a bad day we concede too many but still score 48 points with a few kicks missed."