Mirfield Stags’ excellent first half of the season continued with a comfortable victory away Hanging Heaton on Saturday.

The Stags headed into the contest with an unblemished record in League and Cup, while their local rivals had experienced a mixed start to the campaign.

But with local bragging rights at stake and a big crowd in attendance, there was no room for complacency from Richard Silverwood’s side.

And on the day, a dominant first-half performance laid the platform for Mirfield to secure their seventh league victory on the bounce.

Brad Delaney and Dom Flanagan led the way for the visitors, weighing in with a brace of tries each, while Mick Hoyle, Omar Alrawi and Lewis Holliday also crossed the line.

Connor Squires showed good form with the boot to add five conversions from seven attempts, while the Stags’ defensive effort limited their hosts to a single breakaway try in the second half.

The men from Hillrich Park return to action on Saturday, when face Doncaster Toll Bar in the semi-final of the Yorkshire Cup.

Stags team: 1 Connor Squires, 2 Lewis Holliday, 3 Ryan Fenton, 4 Dom Flanagan, 5 Mikey Otty, 6 Omar Alrawi, 7 Brad Delaney, 8 Andy Berry, 9 Casey Canterbury, 10 Ben Kendall, 11 Micky Hoyle, 12 Lewis Hardy, 13 Jonno Hellings. Subs: 14 Craig Miles, 15 Wayne Wilson, 16 Tom Langton