DEWSBURY MOOR returned to the National Conference League in style to record a convincing 48-10 win over Heworth at Elmpark Way.
After a number of years absent from the elite summer league, Moor made no mistake in their return as they proved too hot to handle for a game Heworth side.
The damage was done by half-time with the Maroons racing into a commanding 24-0 lead at the break.
Heworth threatened a brief fightback early in the second stanza but Moor returned to their flowing play to seal a resounding victory.
The first half belonged to Moor as they raced out of the blocks, with tries coming thick and fast.
James Eatherly powered over early in the proceedings, with Peter Robinson soon following him over the whitewash.
Teenage half-back Tom Kaye continued to cause problems in the York side’s defence and raced in for a quick-fire double.
Bradley Foster had a 100% success rate with the boot, adding four successful conversions to give his side a 24-0 lead at half-time.
The hosts gave a brief comeback as the second stanza got under way.
Lewis Worthington and Ross Varley crossed in quick succession and a single conversion from Joe Deighton brought the home side back into the game.
It was a setback for Moor but they soon returned to form and it wasn’t long before Andrew Robinson showed pace and power to blast over for a second-half hat-trick.
The versatile Bartley O’Brien showed a clean pair of heels on his way over the tryline.
And the scoring continued when winger George Croisdale proved a handful, brushing off several would-be defenders on his way to a four-pointer.
Brad Foster added a further two conversions to round off the scoring.
The Maroons make their home debut tomorrow (Sat) when Hunslet Club Parkside visit Heckmondwike Road (2.30pm).
• Dewsbury Moor A rounded off their Division Six East season with a narrow 16-10 victory over Doncaster Toll Bar A.
A number of former players came out of retirement to guide the Moor second string past a youthful Toll Bar outfit. The victory ensured Dewsbury finished in third place.