HAYDOCK took full advantage of Simms Cross's county cup commitments to leapfrog the Widnesians at the top of the NWCL Premier Division table with this 11-try mauling of newly-promoted St Cuthberts.

The game was as good as over in the first quarter with the Yickers piling up 20 points in as many minutes courtesy of some great free-flowing rugby.

They opened the scoring after just five minutes with Tickle's 50-metre dash ending with a try for the supporting Gray. Matty Cunliffe converted.

Darrell Rotherham and Wayne Bloor then combined to send Peter Cahalin over from close range, with Mark Forber converting make it 12-0. And on 16 minutes a long pass from Boland sent winger Dave Archer in to make it 16-0.

Haydock continued their point-a-minute spree when Nick Cammann broke through to send Rigby racing 30 yards to score. Then two tries in four minutes by Simon Tickle, plus a goal by Boland, made it 30 after half-an-hour.

The one-way traffic continued when Bloor went 20 yards from acting half-back brushing off defenders to score with Boland converting. And right on half-time Haydock notched up 40-points with a typical prop forward's try from Ash Carroll who took three defenders over with him.

The second half saw St Cuthberts came out with more determination and effort and they were rewarded with a try on 52 minutes.

Indeed it took Haydock a full 18 minutes to open their account after the break when Bloor burst through to send Rotherham racing 40 yards to score. Boland converted to make it 46-4.

A scrappy passage of play followed with both sides losing possession before Haydock got back on the scoresheet in the 70th minute when good work by Archer and Saunders paved the way for a try by Laughton.

And Haydock rounded off the scoring when Tickle, Forber and Bloor combined to send Cammann in from 30 yards out.

Bloor was voted Haydock's St Helens Windows man-of-the-match with Tickle, Boland and Forber also excelling.