A STRONG start to the second half ensured that Keighley Cougars ended North Wales Crusaders’ unbeaten run in the League One campaign.

Going into the testing trip on the back of three consecutive triumphs, Carl Forster’s side went down 22-6 against a Cougars’ side who also boasted a 100 per cent record.

Keighley’s Billy Walkley went close to the opening try in the seventh minute, but it was the Crusaders who claimed the lead when Chris Barratt forced his way over in the 13th minute.

Owain Abel was on the money with his conversion attempt.

Keighley hauled themselves back level in the 26th minute. Alex Bishop came up with the try and Jack Miller kicked the conversion.

Whatever was said in the Cougars’ changing room at the interval had the desired effect when the second half got underway.

Two tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second period saw the home side move 10 points clear.

Walkley scored his side’s second try of the afternoon five minutes after the restart and Miller nudged over the conversion.

It was Walkley at the double just four minutes later, this time with his unconverted try. Then, with 20 minutes left to play, Keighley made sure of victory with try number four. This was scored by Lewis Hatton and Miller added the conversion.

Oldham also made it four wins from four after beating Cornwall 46-10.