WITH a break from league action, Colne took on Keighley’s third string and claimed a 32-10 victory.
The hosts hit their Yorkshire opponents for six tries en route to their comprehensive win and added a conversion in the process.
Despite a slow start, Keighley were unable to convert their pressure and possession into points and that soon backfired as Colne’s man of the match Alan Davis helped reverse proceedings.
Colne’s first try came from a quick ruck ball, and neat interplay from both backs and forwards resulted in Davis crashing over in the corner.
Colne’s second try saw wing-forward Howard Wick take full advantage of a quick scrum ball before sailing over in the corner. Another try from Colne’s star man Davis brought the half to a close.
Keighley reduced the deficit after the interval through an unconverted try but a tight defensive display on the halfway line allowed Garry Kenyon to break away, side-stepping the defence, before scoring under the posts for a converted try.
A lack of concentration let Keighley in for a second unconverted try, but Colne responded again. After winning a line-out, a rolling maul saw them force a path through Keighley’s forwards and a well-worked move along the back line saw centre Andrew Grindrod unselfishly draw his marker before offloading the ball to winger Nathan Grant, who added another unconverted try in the corner.
Colne finished the game in style and wrapped the game up with another try to make it 32-10.