Roose Pioneers went on the rampage to crush Leigh East A 62-10 at Holbeck Park in Division Three of the North West Men's League last Saturday.

The league leaders were never in the hunt as Pioneers ripped them apart with some bright attractive rugby, running in many a fine try.

The home side were soon into their stride as they went ahead on five minutes when Chris Larkin's timely pass sent Euan James in for a try, Mike Backhouse shooting wide of goal.

Leigh did come good as they pressed the home line with centre Chris Hodgson being held up by a stern Pioneers defence.

A counter attack saw Pioneers go close through Kris Holmes after good work from James and Larkin. From the play the ball, Liam Armistead went over for an unconverted try to extend the lead to 8-0.

Then came a spectacular try from Cuban star full back Daelon Hernandez, who came into the line at speed to race over, Josh Tranter added the goal..

A good attack from the East broke down when Connor Johnson failed to take a difficult ball from Chris Penn.

Another fine raid from the home side then increased their lead, with Armistead crossing for his second try, which was unconverted.

And it was old stager Backhouse who was to show a clean pair of heels to scooter in from 30 yards, Tranter added the goal for 24-0 with Leigh in a state of shock.

From the restart, the visitors gained possession, allowing Bradshaw to go over for Penn to convert and make it 24-6 at the break.

Leigh took the game to Pioneers in the opening minutes of the second half, with Declan Taylor being held up.

A counter-attack caught the East out as Pioneers swept downfield and Larkin's long ball fed Hernandez who pinned his ears back to race in unopposed, Backhouse adding the goal.

The pressure continued from the home side with Anthony Kudelski being held short, but from the play the ball Backhouse was in like a flash, he also tagged on the goal for 36-6.

Stunned Leigh went further behind when, after keeping the ball alive, Jack Torkington went in for a deserved try ,Backhouse adding the goal,and it was soon 48-6 as within two minutes, Holmes made a fine run allowing Torkington to gallop over.

The half-century soon followed when Backhouse broke on half way for Larkin to touchdown, Backhouse adding the goal again.

Jordan Herdman then powered his way over 58-6 before Leigh hit back with a rare attack which saw Bradshaw touch down.

To round off a five-star performance from the hosts, Saul Doherty intercepted to go in from 40 yards out.

The game marked the last home game for Backhouse, Larkin and Herdman who are all retiring at the end of the season, marking a fitting end with all on the scoresheet.