DEARNE Valley Bulldogs ran in seven tries as they saw off Rycroft Hammers.

The scores came from Nicholas Staples, Bailey Woods, John Dudley, Stephen Shaw, Matthew Miller and a brace from Stephen Mason in what was a rout at their Bolton-upon-Dearne home.

Victory leaves the Bulldogs midtable in Division Four C with three wins from five.

They closed the gap on Dodworth Miners who were edged out 18-16 at home by league leaders Upton.

Tries from Thomas Hardwick and two from William Smith were not enough as a close game went the way of the visitors.

The Bulldogs travel to Derby Elks tomorrow.