Anselmians kept their good form going with a 40-0 away win at Cockermouth RC on Saturday, writes Derek Salisbury.

The Cumbrian outfit proved to be a solid well drilled team who where not afraid to toughen it out in a very physical first half.

While the Saints' scrum and line out where again superb, the Cubrian team had a very solid defence and it was the 38th minute before Dai Morley slotted a penalty between the sticks. Straight after the restart a direct run by Steve Brooks, breaking the Cumbrians' defence, was fed out by Morley to Ewan Nolan, who charged through to score for an 8-0 half-time lead.

The second half started in a similar vein with Morley slotting another penalty closely followed by a barnstorming run by Jonny Bonner from 30 yards out - breaking two tackles and going over near the corner flag.

The Cockermouth outfit where tiring now due to the relentless work of the Saints pack and their dominance started to show, with tries for Paul Sherlock,Will Grabe, James Otutaha and Tommy banks completing the scoring.

Coaches Degsy Salisbury and Tommy Banks said after the game: "That was physically the hardest game this season so far and few teams will relish coming up to the Cumbrian hills in the winter and results will be a lot harder to get up here."

Next week Anselmians are at home at Eastham Pavillion v Warrington. 3PM kick off.