KEIGHLEY Cougars continued their return to form with a comprehensive 80-10 victory at home to Hemel Stags.

It took the hosts just four minutes to breach the Stags as Harvey Hallas marauded through to score.

Keighley continued their stranglehold with two more quick-fire tries from breaks, the first seeing Ryan Wright weaving through on the last tackle to send Lewis Fairhurst racing to the line.

From the restart, Hallas broke and put one on a plate for the supporting Ritchie Hawkyard.

Cougars were in full throttle and continued to run riot as Adam Ryder scored with ease on the back of a penalty, with Hawkyard scoring his second from a Scott Law break.

Andy Gabriel was the next to score as he raced 80 metres from the left wing to dive home beneath the uprights and from the restart, another break was finished by Nathan Conroy.

And the final score of the first half saw Matty Beharrell’s grubber inexplicably left by the Stags defence, presenting Josh Tonks with no doubt the easiest try of his career.

The visitors got onto the scoreboard with just 30 seconds of the second half gone as a wild offload on the left wing was intercepted by Marcus Elliott, who raced unchallenged to the corner.

It would prove to a brief blip on Cougars' copybook, with Keighley right back at it as Ben Morris scored on debut after a break from Perry Whiteley.

Conroy then broke the Hemel line to send Beharrell racing home between the sticks.

Tonks sealed his brace as he charged through from 20 metres, brushing off a number of would-be tacklers in the process, with a second for Ryder shortly after, following again on the back of a penalty.

Ryder turned provider, breaking straight from the kick-off and racing downfield to send Fairhurst around the full back for his second score of the afternoon.

Stags had the final say though as Jono Burns squeezed over from close range with Mike Emmett rounding the scoring up for the home side on the final hooter.