A DEPLETED Thornhill Trojans side, due to commitments in the BARLA National Cup, lost out at home to Stanningley 52-4 in the first round of the National Conference Trophy.
The Trojans’ only points of the game in what was a lacklustre performance came in the second half through Mike Smith.
But it was too little too late as Stanningley had taken the ascendancy with tries through Jackson Green (hat-trick) and Brad Cox double to lead 26-0 at the break.
Jack Brown landed four goals during the game, with Tom Forrest adding a couple to their impressive total.
The other Stanningley tries came from Liam Duffy, Sean Cooper, Chris Holder, Jack Vincent and Joe Brier.
It was a bright note for a side who have been struggling in the league as they eased into round two.