PILKINGTON Recs produced a stunning second half comeback to beat Dewsbury Moor Maroons 32-4 at Ruskin Drive on Saturday.

The home side made two changes from the side that beat Saddleworth Rangers last time out, as Ryan Hilliard was back after his hamstring injury, meaning Jonathan Frodsham was back on the wing, he replaced Tom Chisnall who dropped to the bench, and Josh Lynch replaced Mickey Houghton on the other wing.

It was a close first half that saw few chances, but it was the Maroons who got in first as Samuel Thornton got it out wide. The conversion was missed, but it was Dewsbury who held the early advantage.

Just when it was looking like the Maroons would get into half time in front, Pilks struck after 35 minutes as Jamie Smith got in to continue his fine form to start the season. Kyran Knapper kicked the conversion to send the home side into half time in the lead.

The first try of the second half was always going to be a crucial and it was Pilks who got it through another man in form; Tez Riley, as he managed to get over the line. Knapper scored the conversion to stretch their lead out to eight points at the start of the second half.

The St Helens side then started to turn the screw as Ian Stanley was put over just five minutes later. Knapper missed the conversion, but it was still a 12 point lead for the home team.

Then just ten minutes later, Stanley went over for his second try to all but secure the game for Pilks. Knapper was back on target to stretch the lead out to 18 points.

Knapper then got in on the act himself five minutes later to make sure the points were staying in St Helens. He then converted his own try to make it a 24 point buffer for the Recs.

The last act of the game would go to Pilks as Tom Chisnall came off the bench to score a wonderful try to round off the victory and assert Pilks’ position at the top of the table. Knapper missed the conversion, but it wouldn’t matter as Pilks still won comfortably.

Pilks have made a fantastic start to the season, as they have now claimed a third straight victory.

Ian Stanley was the AMDEC Man of the Match.

Pilks end the month on the road as they make the long trip to Skirlaugh next Saturday.