Dewsbury Moor enhanced their play-off aspirations with a 46-12 win over struggling Stanley.
Both sides had players sin-binned with Moor’s George Croisdale (punching) and Bartley O’Brien (professional foul), and Rangers’ Jordan Smith (punching) and Richard Cattley (dissent) all spending 10 minutes in the cooler.
The match wasn’t all plain sailing for Moor early on, as they had to contend with a neck injury to stand-in full back Max Vernon after seven minutes.
After scans and a short stay in hospital, Vernon’s injury proved to be nerve damage and not as serious as first expected.
Moor’s first try came after 18 minutes when a break from James Samme was supported by Toby Richardson who showed great speed to make the line.
Aiden Ineson converted and Moor led 6-0.
Four minutes later, Archie Bruce, who had to step in on the wing due to the early injury to Vernon showed his pace to outstrip defenders and stretch Moor’s lead. Ineson again converted and Moor started to look comfortable at 12-0.
A try from Ineson and a second for Richardson were all successfully converted and extended Moor’s breathing space.
It was the visitors who had the final say in the first half though with a Liam Grimmett try and Danny Grice conversion that saw the half-time score sit at 24-6.
Moor ran riot in the second half, scoring four tries inside the opening 15 minutes.
A brace from Ineson completed his second hatrick in three weeks.
Croisdale and Jacob Cresswell also crossed, ensuring the two points were well and truly in the bag.
Stanley’s Joe Binns responded with a late consolation, making the full-time score 46-12.
Man-of-the-match Ineson, who has now collected the award four times in the last five games, was throughly deserved of the title notching a personal tally of three tries and a 100 per cent kicking record on the day.
Straight after the final whistle, head coach James Delaney’s thoughts turned to this weekend’s tie against Dewsbury Celtic.
“I’m happy with our last four games and it’s great to be finding some consistency,” he said.
“We have scored over 160 points and only conceded around 30 in our last four so yes I’m extremely happy, but this Friday will be a different test.
“Our last game against Celtic saw us edge it at home 7-6 and I expect this week to be as close,” said Delaney.
“The league positions will count for nothing.
“We know Celtic will raise their game for our visit and I hear they will be at full strength whereas we will be missing a few due to injuries and work commitments.
“If we leave Crow Nest Park with 2 points on Friday night it will be massive and set us up for hopefully a play-off spot.”