CREWE and Nantwich hit top form for the first time this season and made Orrell Anvils pay.
The South Cheshire side have only managed to show glimpses of what they are capable of previously in this campaign, but it all came together at Wistaston Sports Ground on Saturday.
The determined visitors were no match for fluent Crewe, who capitalised on a quick supply line from back to front with some devastating finishing power.
Two penalties from the assured boot of Tom Maguire, along with a try from full-back Tom Baldwin did not truly reflect the dominance the hosts asserted as they went in at the break 11-0 up.
The second half became a farce when Orrell suffered injuries to both their props and 'uncontested scrums' were ordered by the referee.
The play was slowed down as a result, but it did not stop Mark Beckett finishing of a flowing move, before winger Ashley Blakemore showed a fine turn of speed in scoring his try. Maguire kicked the final Crewe points, before Orrell were rewarded for their battling defensive display with a charged-down consolation try.
A Crewe spokesman said: 'This was undoubtedly the best performance of the season so far. The much-changed side of last season seem now to be settling down into a more cohesive unit.
'The introduction of Dean Carter at wing forward means we have three 17-year-olds in the side.'
The second team lost at home to Trafford MV, but the thirds continued their good forms with a 31-19 victory at Trafford. The fourths were unsuccessful at Wirral.
Crewe and Nantwich U8s won two of three games against visitors Northwich on Sunday. They won the first 15-10 (Ben Curry, Tom Curry, Josh Simpson), lost the second 15-5 (Brandon Wright) and won the decider 25-20 (Max Jarrett, Ben Curry (2), Daniel Ryan, Josh Simpson).