DIVISION leaders Hoylake travelled to the bottom placed team Dukinfield on Saturday expecting anything but an easy victory, despite being unbeaten in eight matches.
The home side has struggled to win this season but has never really been well beaten as yet.
What should have been a tough but fair match was marred by the disgraceful behaviour of the Dukinfield supporters who had enjoyed a mornings drinking whilst watching the World Cup Final.
As the visitors took to the pitch from the club house, a physical encounter between a Hoylake player and one of the home side's supporters who had instigated the clash led to the kick-off being delayed as the referee tried in vain to have the inebriated offender removed from the sideline.
This set the scene for the whole match as it was dominated by the continuous abuse aimed at the referee and at the Hoylake players.
Credit must go to the visitors though, as they managed to concentrate on the task at hand.
Tries were scored by Kev Jones, Simon Robinson, Andy Fielding and Mick Young in the first half.
As the Hoylake players retreated to their half-time huddle, another display of unbelievably poor behaviour saw six or seven Dukinfield supporters run onto the pitch as the Hoylake centre McCormack was set upon.
After the break Ben Flint, Dan Miller and Rich Young completed the try count.