A 72-0 win for Wath Brow Hornets took them top of the National Conference Premier Division.

It also had significance for their neighbours Kells as it lifted them off the bottom.

Thornhill Trojans, the team on the receiving end of that Wath Brow hammering, are now bottom of the table, 34 points worse off in differential to Kells.

Hornets lead the table on points differential from West Hull who had to work hard to beat Siddal 16-8. The Cumbrian now have 63 points better on the differential than the Humbersiders, who do have a game in hand.

Although Thornhill are now bottom and have won only once, they have been competitive in the other games and in contention – until Saturday.

They were just blown away by a strong Wath Brow side who were pretty consistent with their scoring, leading 38-0 at half time and taking the second half 34-0.

Hornets collected 14 tries with Sam Curwen and Curtis Teare leading the way with four apiece. Fran King made a substantial contribution too, with 28 points from eight goals and three tries.

Also touching down were Jake Pierce, Joe Power and Karl Dixon.

The Dewsbury side, who only had three substitutes with them, never seriously tested the Wath Brow defence.

They did, however, have an outstanding winger in Liam Morley who would certainly have been a threat in a stronger team.