NOT having played for four weeks, Saint Anselmians made the three-and-a-half hour journey to St Benedicts in Whitehaven Cumbria.

They where met with bright but cold conditions and a decent pitch, a rarity this winter.

Saints came out firing and within three minutes Ewan Nolan, playing at number eight, swept in from the wing to score under the posts, with Morley adding the extras.

St Benedicts replied with a penalty two minutes later. These turned out to be their only points of the game although they did miss two more penalties in the first-half.

Saints now stepped up a gear with a dominant scrum and faultless line out, both full back Andy Cummins and James Whitehouse where making significant yardage towards the try line.

With both Whitehouse and Nolan adding his second try within the space of five minutes, it was going to be a tough afternoon for the Cumbrians.

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James Whitehouse in action. Picture: Derek Salisbury Snr

It was one-way traffic.

Not helping themselves, two St Bs players were yellow-carded for foul play, leaving gaps in the backline for Tommy Banks and Grebe to score.

HT 3-35

The second-half was one-way traffic, with Nolan grabbing his third try, Whitehouse his second, Banks his second, Morley a try and a penalty to add to his 11 conversions, a try from former under nine's winger prop Brookes with a slick side step and a try from Brian Atwine on his return to the side.

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Tommy Banks in action. Picture: Derek Salisbury Snr

Final score 3-78.

Next week Saints make the short trip to play Macclesfield in the semi -final of the Cheshire cup.