Yorkshire One: York 65 Keighley 14

IT WAS a beautiful sunny day made for open running rugby - but unfortunately for Keighley it was York who did most of the running and inevitably the scoring as the visitors were demolished in an 11-try bonanza.

The writing was on the wall in the first few minutes. A poorly handled kick out of defence gifted York a line-out on the Keighley five-metre line. Using their big forwards to full advantage, they drove infield and an early try for wing forward Josh Parker, full back Neil McClure adding the conversion.

The visitors responded quickly. Full back Alfie Seeley stole the ball at a breakdown in midfield and broke away to score, Alex Brown converting.

But from the kick-off, York second row Marc Benson punished a Keighley mistake with a try. Although the Rose Cottage side grafted hard, they were outplayed up front which gave a further two tries for the York back row.

Just prior to the half-time whistle, Keighley finished off a move when stalwart forward Leigh Sugden drove over, Brown adding the extras.

The second half was simply one-way traffic. York, playing down the slope, dominated possession and territory to put a lacklustre Keighley to the sword.

They ran in a further seven tries, full back McClure adding four conversions. Although York were much the better side, Keighley were poor, uncharacteristically lacking energy and determination.

They were carrying too many passengers who were unprepared to graft. York were allowed too much space and time on the ball, and took full advantage.

Keighley host leaders Bridlington on Saturday.