BOWDON registered a comfortable 45-0 home win against bottom-placed Liverpool Collegiate in Lancs/Cheshire Division One on Saturday.

The early signs were not good for the visitors, Bowdon dominating play and scoring after two minutes from a series of short pick-and-drives through prop Craig Anthony.

Their control of the game was further asserted when full-back Tim Jeffers picked up a loose kick midway in the Bowdon half and tip-toed up the field through the flailing opposition to score.

Despite the Collegiate half-backs' best efforts, they rarely caused much concern with the home forwards showing an appetite for the contest missing from the previous week.

Repeating the opening try on 32 minutes gave a second score to Craig Anthony, converted by Jonny Edwards.

Collegiate toiled manfully but could not find the final pass to unlock the home defence.

Bowdon hooker Sean Hughes consistently drove at the opposition and it was no surprise when, on 37 minutes, the hosts increased their tally through Jamie Anthony to make it 24-0 at the break.

The second half began as a carbon copy of the first, once again the rampaging Bowdon forward unit provided the opportunity for a hat-trick try to Craig Anthony.

Clearly on top, Bowdon eased off a little and allowed the visitors more freedom as injuries, a sin bin and replacements disrupted the fluidity.

Sterling work from Liam Rice, tackling on the left wing, thwarted a number of Collegiate attempts to break out.

With the game stagnating a little Bowdon moved the ball quickly right and left in front the Collegiate 22, creating the space for Tom Gomulko to receive on the right wing where he crossed over the line.

The final score came 38 minutes into the second period as ex-colt Harry Martin, who had performed well throughout his time on the field, supported well on the right and outpaced the opposition as he scored in the corner.

Credit to Liverpool Collegiate who stuck to the task in hand but this was a comfortable win for Bowdon who continue to sit second in the league with it all to play for in the coming weeks.