SLIDESHOW: Heysham Atoms 42-6 St Helens Wild Boars

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Heysham Atoms continued their fine form as they dismantled St Helens Wild Boars at the Trimpell on Saturday.

Kai Davis gave the home side the lead but they were behind for the only time in the match when the visitors scored an early try close to the posts.

Heysham Atoms' Liam Hall fends off the St Helens Wild Boars opposition. Picture: Tony North

Heysham Atoms' Liam Hall fends off the St Helens Wild Boars opposition. Picture: Tony North

The St Helens outfit have run several of the top team in the North West Men’s League Division One close this season but they were no match for an Atoms side that soon got into their stride.

Heysham got a grip on proceedings using their forwards to good effect with prop forwards Liam Hall and Jason Short gaining the upper hand.

Loose forward Mark Walker put the Atoms back in front, scoring a powerful try under the posts from a Billy Livingstone pass.

The hosts were soon on the front foot again, Hall breaking forward before Dan Helme took play on, releasing the outstanding Jack Lawton who shot down the left wing only to be halted five yards short.

Heysham Atoms' Andrew Collins under pressure against St Helens Wild Boars. Picture: Tony North

Heysham Atoms' Andrew Collins under pressure against St Helens Wild Boars. Picture: Tony North

The pressure was maintained and Hall stretched out over the defenders to extend the lead to 16-6.

Andrew Collins was next on the scoresheet, Helme breaking before again passing to Lawton who in turn fed Collins who went over in the corner as the Atoms led 20-6 at the break.

Matty Humpage was introduced after the interval and he made a 20-yard break straight from the kick off with his the blind side attack allowing Curtis Lacey to score in the left-hand corner.

A Livingstone chip then brought Collins his second of the day and 10th of the season as the home side continued to dominate.

Another chip and chase was then recovered by the hard-working Jake Harrison, who picked up and had the vision to offload to Lawton who scored a deserved try.

Winger Matty Short completed the scoring, profiting from a Jack Ferguson break to wrap the game up at 42-6.