Lymm 26 Bedford Athletic 15

LYMM enjoyed victory over visitors Bedford Athletic on Saturday in the National League Three Midlands.

Bedford travelled north to Cheshire for the first time, rooted to the foot of the table and without a win.

But they put the first points on the board – converting a penalty on their first trip into Lymm territory.

The home team got off the mark with a penalty try, when a period of sustained forward pressure and a dominant scrum led to Bedford halting illegally a pushover score. Cormac Nolan converted.

On 34 minutes, man of the match Olli Higginson dotted down following a controlled period of forward play.

A Bedford penalty miss was quickly followed by a try on 39 minutes when their right winger exploited an overlap created by a strong midfield break to score between the posts.

Lymm edged further ahead with a Nolan penalty after the break, but it was all square again four minutes later when Bedford touched down in the corner.

Nolan converted further three-pointers on 52 and 64 minutes for Lymm to regain and then extend their lead to 21-15.

Their patience was rewarded when Tim Oakes scored in the final act of the match.

Lymm: Andy Rowley, Cormac Nolan, Dave Williamson, Adam Fletcher, Jack Worton, Tom Bray, Tom Baker, Joe Cooper, Adam Bray, Jordan Widdrington, Sion Williams, James Yates, Tim Oakes, Kieron Williams, Olli Higginson. Replacements: Harvey McCormack, John Millington, Chris Kinsey.