DUDLEY Kingswinford continue to lead the way in Midlands One West after putting rivals Old Halesonians to the sword at Heathbrook.

The home side ran in eight unanswered tries to record a 54-0 bonus-point victory.

DK bagged the first try on 10 minutes as James Ryan crashed over after the hosts had kicked a penalty into the corner and got the maul moving with purpose after the lineout. Sam Vaughan failed to add the extras.

Old Hales had the chance to respond just three minutes later but Luke Fenton saw his penalty drift wide of the posts.

Instead it was DK that added to their tally as Pete Griffiths intercepted well to run in their second. This time Vaughan made now mistake to move the score to 12-0.

It got worse for Hales and Fenton when he saw a second penalty, this one in front of posts, fail to find its target.

Again DK punished them with more neat attacking play. An accurate kick in behind from Tom Walker left the visitors exposed. Ryan was set to pounce for his second try but was taken out off the ball and referee Jack Fox-Male was quick to away the penalty try.

DK wrapped up the bonus point before the break when Charlie Baffour burst from his own half down the left wing to make it 26-0.

It took the home side just three minutes into the second half to bag their fifth try when Arran Hudson ran a good line to power his way through.

A quick-fire double for replacement James Fildes, the first after quick handling to work the ball left, pushed the game well away from Old Hales. Both were excellently converted by Vaughan from difficult angles.

Old Hales just couldn’t mount any sustained period of pressure to trouble the scoreboard as DK continued to dominate.

The derby win was wrapped up late on as Dan Marsh broke the tackles to add his name to the scorers as the contest ended 54-0.