CREWE lit the blue touch-paper to power past Hessle in the fourth round of the Powergen Junior Vase on Saturday.
Skipper Andreas Reckewerth returned to the fray and spurred the side to a comfortable 62-0 victory over the Yorkshire League Four side.
The home side's forwards took complete control of the match, driving the opposition aside to gain a monopoly of possession. Danny Lynch gave Crewe an early lead with a penalty followed by a Matthew Farr try, when his strength took him over the line despite the close attentions of three opponents.
A succession of scores from Stuart Van Wyk, Will Brown and the two Potts brothers, Will and Eddie, helped Crewe into an unassailable 32-0 half-time lead.
After the restart, Crewe relaxed and, for a while, Hessle showed some good handling moves and forced Crewe to defend stoutly.
However, the visitors ran out of steam and Crewe upped the tempo, scoring five more tries through speedy winger Ashley Blakemore (2), Toby Winterton, Farr and Lynch. Lynch added three conversions and two penalty goals to complete the scoreline.
A Crewe spokesman said: 'Apart from vice-captain Danny Potts, who unfortunately will be unable to play for most of this season with a knee problem, we were back to full strength.
'It was satisfying that the 10 tries scored were shared between the forwards and three-quarters.
'Hessle admitted they were fortunate to reach this stage of the competition, having received a bye and playing fellow league members in the previous rounds.
'Now we await with more than a little interest the draw for the fifth round.
'Only eight sides are left in the Northern Section, 32 as a whole, with the quality of those left obviously much higher than previously.'
Crewe return to league duty with a crucial home game against fourth-placed Manchester Wanderers, at 2.15pm, Vagrants Sports Ground, Willaston, on Saturday.
Crewe and Nantwich U13s crashed out of the Cheshire Cup with a 27-0 defeat to Wilmslow U13s.
The game was lost in the first quarter but the Crewe team will take some solace from their defiant second half performance which saw them camped on Wilmslow's line for long periods and they had a try disallowed.