Chester Romans thrashed a depleted Walney Terriers 89-0 to claim a third successive victory in NFC Two West.

Following an emphatic win against Crewe Railroaders last time out, the Romans were in ruthless mood once again as the Terriers, whose small squad did not help their cause, found themselves on the wrong end of a lop-sided scoreline.

Chester were quick out of the blocks and their first drive took them to within 12 yards of the Terriers line before Byron Ward threw a touchdown pass to Martin Cocking with Andy Simpson added the extra point to make it 7-0.

Defensive MVP Mick Pickersgill made three tackles on three plays to limit Walney’s first drive and the Romans made short work of getting back into the end-zone with Ward once again finding Cocking on an 11 yard pass.

It was then the turn of the ground game as Ash Wainwright ran eight yards for the Romans third score before Ward threw another touchdown for 17 yards to Nathan Jewkes with Simpson once again on target with the boot to make it 28-0.

Ash Wainwright looks to break through the Walney Terriers defence
Ash Wainwright looks to break through the Walney Terriers defence

Chester changed quarterback but continued to rack up the points as Brad Chilvers first threw a 34 yard pass to Rory Mansfield and then a 50 yard pass to Tom Morley for scores with Wainwright the next on the scoreboard when he ran in from close range.

The Romans defence restricted the Terriers to scraps in search of a third successive shut-out and contributed on offence too when first Ged Banks intercepted the Walney quarterback and took it back 12 yards to score and then Nadgy Khirat did exactly the same from 40 yards out to take the margin to 63-0 at the interval.

Ward returned for the second-half and there was no respite for the Terriers as he threw a perfect 60 yard pass for Morley to score.

Running back Tom Peto on the rampage for Chester Romans
Running back Tom Peto on the rampage for Chester Romans

Walney never gave up and were still trying to get things going on offence when Mark Cairns intercepted the visiting quarterback to set up a bulldozing run for offensive MVP Mab Parker to take it in from 17 yards out.

Having taken over kicking duties, Nathan Jervis had a taste for the points and went in as running back, powering over from six yards for his first touchdown in his rookie year before Chilvers had the honour of the last score as he threw a 35 yard pass to receiver Steff Jones to make the final score 89-0.

The Romans have a free weekend this week but will be using it to prepare for the visit of Halton Spartans on Sunday, June 5.