Greetland All Rounders 14-54 Halifax Irish
Holders Irish progressed to the next round with a comfortable victory at their plucky local rivals.
Chris Holroyd opened the scoring in blustery conditions with Chris Norman racing over soon after.
Powerful winger Michael Reed broke several tackles to register the next try before young Macauley Nortcliffe marked a fine performance with a neat try.
Andy Brocklehurst proved too strong for the hosts as he romped over from 40 metres after excellent play from Jack Holmes and Brett Tasker.
Greetland were working hard and they finally got their rewards when Wayne Roper set up a good try. However, the Irish hit back with Chris Rollings adding a fine solo effort.
Chris Holroyd was proving to be a real handful and he scored just before half time for a 30-4 lead.
Shaun Heppinstall’s nifty footwork saw him open the second half scoring before the outstanding Dave Smith crashed over after scattering several would be tacklers.
Heppinstall completed his brace prior to a lovely solo effort from the impressive Jamie Silcox after a fine break from Chris Moran.
Greetland’s never say die spirit was epitomized with a couple more tries despite being outclassed.
The scoreline would have been greater but Holroyd could only muster 3 conversions in the difficult conditions to add to a try double.