KEIGHLEY made history on Saturday, when they completed nine straight wins from the start of the season, beating their previous record of eight from 1997/98.

Apart from in the first minute, when hosts Old Grovians kicked a penalty, that record was never in doubt for Keighley, as their opponents never seriously threatened the try line for the remainder of the game.

In the end, the visitors romped to a 31-3 victory, extending their lead at the summit of Yorkshire Two.

With their first foray into the home side’s 22, a break by Sean Kelly led to a score wide out right for full-back Jack Atkinson, converted by fly-half Alex Brown.

Another try followed after 12 minutes when a dropped clearance kick was picked up by Sam Blakeley, who passed inside for Brown to sprint 60 metres and score.

He converted that effort for a 14-3 half-time lead.

Grovians wasted a few chances to get back into the contest by spilling passes at vital moments.

Then, from a collapsed scrum on the five-metre line, Keighley recycled quickly for hooker Jake Parkinson to dive over.

Soon after, a high tackle by a Grovians defender saw him get yellow carded.

That gave Keighley a man advantage and from a five-metre scrum the pack drove over for the excellent Tom Whyte to touch down for the bonus point try.

Brown added the conversion to give a 26-3 lead.

Grovians spurned several penalty kicks, with their tap and run tactics failing to come off.

The hosts were then marched back 10m for dissent and this gave Keighley the impetus to move down field.

Froom a home lineout, Brown intercepted, which led to Kelly diving over in the corner.

Brown failed with his kick into the sun as the final whistle blew.

Man of the match was the ubiquitous Ollie Snowdon, as his Keighley side moved six points clear at the top.