WARRINGTON Wolves cruised into the quarter finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at a breezy Tetley’s Stadium.

Although Wolves were without both regular hookers Micky Higham and Daryl Clark, along with form full back Stefan Ratchford, Tony Smith’s men faced a heavily depleted Championship side as home coach Glenn Morrison cast an eye towards Tuesday’s league encounter at Sheffield.

Only five of the 14 Dewsbury squadmen with Super League experience were on show, and it seemed the outcome was inevitable from the moment the teamsheets were posted on the dressing room doors.

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Wolves delivered in scoring bursts on a short and narrow pitch in front of 1,771 supporters but the gutsy Rams had plenty of spirit and had the visitors defending frantically a couple of times, scoring once and being held up over the line on two other occasions.

Hooker Brad Dwyer, brought back from London Broncos on a month’s loan, marked his first Wolves appearance of the season with the opening try from dummy half after six minutes, though Chris Bridge was unable to convert.

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Dewsbury had no intentions of being nilled, with scrum half Brad Delaney - one of three Rams debutants - kicking an 11th-minute penalty goal from in front of the sticks shortly after Joel Farrell had been held up over the line.

Wolves crossed again from their next set, Gene Ormsby collecting Dec Patton’s chip kick and offloading for Ryan Atkins to squeeze over in the corner.

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Richie Myler’s clean break from the restart paved the way for Chris Hill to power through and send prop partner Ashton Sims home from 20 metres, with Bridge adding his first goal.

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After forcing a drop out, Patton sliced open the Rams with a pass for Ben Currie to surge home for another converted try.

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Patton scored his first touchdown for Wolves two minutes later, taking a feed from another Hill break with Bridge again adding the extras for a 26-2 lead.

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It seemed the floodgates were open as Joel Monaghan went off, with Gareth O’Brien coming on at full back and Penny switching to the wing, but Glenn Morrison’s side then succeeded in keeping a clean sheet for the final 18 minutes of the half while bagging a try for themselves.

From a penalty close to Wolves’ line, Farrell twice stepped off his left foot to dance his way over at the side of the sticks for Delaney to convert with ease after 31 minutes.

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The closest Wolves got to scoring again in the first period was when Dwyer was held up over the whitewash after a trademark dart from a play-the-ball.

It took only two minutes of the second half to pass though before Wolves got back on track.

Kevin Penny went inside then outside before spectacularly diving over in the corner, and he acrobatically flipped his body in the air to avoid a tackle four minutes later as Wolves moved 36-8 in front.

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Wolves went the same way again on the next sweeping attack but this time Bridge had space to cross and use Penny as a foil.

Interchange prop Ryan Hepworth was held up over the Wolves line as Dewsbury sent a message that the towel had not been thrown in.

The pace started to take its toll on home legs though as Myler improved Wolves’ advantage in the 58th minute after supporting a break from James Laithwaite, with Bridge converting.

Then a powerful kick return from Atkins led to Dwyer sending Currie home on the next play and Bridge’s boot moved Wolves ahead 52-8.

Delaney kicked a last-minute penalty goal to wrap up the scoring.

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