Warrington 66 De La Salle 0

ANDY Roberts says his Warrington team were “by no means perfect” – despite racking up their most convincing victory of the season to date.

Opponents De La Salle – the North One West’s bottom side – had no answer to their hosts’ dazzling display of open rugby at Walton Lea.

Keiron Hughes ran in a hat-trick of tries as Warrington crossed 10 times overall, with Darren Norman converting eight of their scores.

Steve Pilkington and Nathan Beesley both crossed twice, with Phil Lynch, Sean Callendar and Tom McEniff rounding off the rout.

“Overall, I have to be pleased with our performance,” head coach Roberts said.

“We were by no means perfect, but we defended well and took most of our chances.

“We will have to be better still when we visit Penrith on November 17.

“This is a very tight league this season. We are currently seventh, but just five points separate fourth place from 11th.”

A sparkling Hughes try got the ball rolling before excellent work from Jack Hannon and Tom Arnold saw Pilkington keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Beesley went over twice before Hughes finished off another flowing move to give Warrington a commanding 32-0 lead at the break.

Aided by the wind, De La Salle started the second half strongly and Warrington had to dig in to preserve their clean sheet.

A scoreless third quarter was followed by the visitors having a player dismissed, allowing the hosts to open the floodgates again.

Callendar crossed after a strong run before a well-executed rolling maul sent Lynch over.

Tries quickly followed as Hughes completed his treble, before McEniff and Pilkington completed a thoroughly satisfying afternoon for Warrington.

Roberts’ side are not in action this weekend, with their next game being the aforementioned trip to Penrith on Saturday, November 17.