ORMSKIRK entertained Port Sunlight on Saturday, determined to put last week's disappointing result behind them and get their season back on track.
Straight from the kick-off Kirk showed their intent to play expansive rugby when a sweeping 70 yard move that ended with debutant winger Michael Jacques skipping past two defenders to open his account for the club with his first touch of the ball.
Ormskirk had scored a second try before they allowed the visitors to touch the ball as bulldozing centre Neil Habberfield opened his account for the day, the first of his five-try haul in a Man of the Match performance for the stocky Welshman.
Ormskirk continued to score at regular intervals as the showed a clinical side to their play that has been missing in the early weeks of the season.
First Andy Davidson scored his first try for the first team since returning to the club, running a great line onto Skipper Gaz Prytherch's neat delayed pass.
This was followed by young back-rower Craig Ennis scoring twice in quick succession, both on the back of strong runs by winger Joe Hodson, the second of these required Ennis to show a great turn of foot to race away from the Port Sunlight cover defence.
Hodson then got in on the act himself, taking the ball at first receiver he dummied and stepped his way through the first line of defence and then correctly decided he didn't need his support players and crashed over the try line himself.
Port Sunlight looked dangerous at times when they had the ball and caused 'Kirk a few problems with their elusive backs but Ormskirk weren't in the mood to cough up possession very often as they continued to put the Wirral team to the sword.
The final two tries of the half were both scored by Habberfield, one from Alex Lambie's offload in contact and the other after Prytherch had attacked down the blindside from a ruck to put him in in the corner.
With Lambie converting four of the first half tries the half-time score was 48-0 to the Gingerbread Men.
'Kirk continued with same attacking ambition in the second period.
Early tries from replacement winger Ben McCarthy who finished off a flowing backs move and hooker Jonny Gorst who smashed his way over from close range taking two defenders with him set the tone for the rest of the game.
Outside centre Andy Healey was next to cross the line, having had a hand in so many of the tries already, he helped himself to one, darting over from 20 yards out.
Hodson then completed his brace of tries, in typical style he wholeheartedly chased a kick, forcing the Port Sunlight full-back into a mistake and pounced on the loose ball to touch down.
Habberfield then added a fourth try, his angled run onto Prytherch's cut-out pass allowed him to blast through his opposite number's outstretched arm and score by the posts.
Vice-captain Dan Hitchlock was next to score, the combative number 8 powered his way over in the corner after being further motivated by the strange behaviour of Port Sunlight's flanker whose antics had earned him 10 minutes in the sin-bin.
Fittingly it was Habberfield who closed the scoring with the last play of the game, jogging in to score out wide. Prytherch's touchline conversion finished proceedings and as Lambie had added two conversions before leaving the field, the final score was 87-0.
Full credit to Port Sunlight, they never gave up and looked dangerous at times in attack, unfortunately for them they caught Ormskirk in a very clinical mood, riled by last week's dropped points.
Kirk head to the Isle of Man this Saturday to take on Ramsey as they look to keep up the pressure.