BURY Broncos coach Liam Owen was impressed with side's emphatic 70-4 victory against fellow play-off hopefuls Woolston Rovers A on Saturday.

The sixth-placed Broncos took a commanding 34-4 lead into half time before completely overpowering their eighth-placed rivals in the second period at Philips High School in Whitefield.

"The team were impressive against a side that were also contending for the play-off spots and worked hard for each other, not switching off until the ref blew the final whistle," said Owen.

Bury started the game brightly with Joe Wilkinson diving over following a penalty and Blake Roberts' kicking gave Broncos an early 6-0 lead.

An uncharacteristic mistake from full-back Grant Carr let Woolston score under the posts but that was the closest they got to parity.

Stephen Critchley sneaked over by the post and another good kick took the score to 12-4 before more points came from Blake Roberts, Joe Galpin and Martin Wilcock who was leaving defenders trailing behind him with a try to close the half.

The second period saw Woolston start well going downhill but they found themselves constantly repelled from the Broncos line before the home side found their footing again.

More great tries from the Broncos side began with a good run and offload from Warren Bluer, which put in Sean Kelly for a score taking it to 46-4.

Martin Wilcock shrugged off a couple tackles near the line to go over and make it 58-4 before the final score came when Stephen Critchley barrelled his way over near the line.