Leigh East are still searching for their first away win of the season after conceding eight tries to a clinical Oulton on Saturday.

Threequarter Dominic Flanagan was a scourge throughout for Oulton, eventually scoring four tries. He opened scoring after two minutes before doubling the dose for Kieran Walpole to goal and help Raiders to a 10-0 lead.

Things got worse for East when Brad Cahill scored and the visitors lost fullback Chris Penn to a hand injury.

It forced a reshuffle with Ben Parry switching to fullback and Jordan Hellam partnering skipper Adam Holland in the halves. Walpole stepped up to goal and it was 16-0.

East then began to force some play of their own. It was Hellam who was provider for the visitors first try when a deft kick right was pouched and touched down by Jake Beaumont.

That try went unconverted and East worked hard to stick with their hosts until conceding a try in the last minute of the first half when second row Josh Lancaster took the direct route to the line. Walpole goaled to open a 22-4 half-time lead for Oulton.

East needed to score first in the second half and Josh Adudwumaa beat three players in a ninety metre dash from a scrum. Holland converted and it was 22-10.

Hopes of a comeback were short lived as Flanagan blasted through for his hat-trick before James Cruickshank was sinbinned for a lifting and dumping move in a challenge. That reduced the hosts to twelve men, yet they scrambled superbly to deny East a number of times before cutting loose.

Flanagan scored his fourth try after 61 minutes and the hosts went the length of the field from the kick-off with centre Harry Kendall getting in on the scoring.

After Wilkes was sinbinned Oulton claimed one more try from Zak Schofield before the end, allowing Walpole to crown a good day with the boot and add his 7th goal.