Head coach Alan Kilshaw remains pleased with his side’s defence following yet another game in which the opposition was kept to a low score.

Midlands Hurricanes were beaten 48-6 in Sunday’s Betfred League 1 fixture at the South Leeds Stadium and, taking into account the previous week’s narrow 12-6 reverse at leaders Dewsbury Rams `Killer’ can reflect on a spell of around 110 minutes in which not a single point was conceded.

The Parksiders, with scrum-half Matty Beharrell back at the club and immediately fulfilling the role of midfield general, were 28-0 up at the break against the Hurricanes and closed with nine tries, several of which owed something to Beharrell’s involvement.

Winger Jack Render, prop Harvey Hallas and second row Jordan Syme bagged a brace apiece in the romp, while hooker Nathan Conroy, plus centres Brad Wheeler and Adam Ryder also dotted down. Beharrell, meanwhile, closed with six goals, while Michael Knowles had another effective outing in the unaccustomed stand-off role and prop Steve Crossley offered plenty of impetus.

“The first half was our best 40 minutes this season,” said ‘Killer’, who added: “Midlands can be threatening in attack, with halfbacks in Ben Stead and Benn Hardcastle who can play dangerous ad hoc Rugby League. But we contained them, certainly in the first half, which was gratifying.

“I was disappointed, in the second half, by how we invited the Hurricanes into the game by being less respectful of the ball, and we need to play to full intensity for the whole 80 minutes. But that will certainly come as what is a new-look team continues to gel together.”

Jordan Syme crashes over for the Parksiders