Lymm 28 Billingham 7

A BLISTERING first-half display was enough to ensure Lymm marked their first home game of the season in style.

The large crowd at Crouchley Lane that included Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid saw their team go behind early before coming roaring back.

Skipper Adam Bray and James Kimber crossed for the hosts either side of a penalty try to put them in control at the break before Bray’s second sealed victory after the interval.

All four of Lymm’s tries were converted by Cormac Nolan as Adam Fletcher’s side made it two wins out of two in the Northern Premier.

Visitors Billingham started the game on the front foot and their pressure finally told when their fly-half crossed unchallenged between the posts.

However, that was as good as it got for the away side as, from the 20-minute mark onwards, Lymm took command.

Kimber ran a great line to latch onto Scott Redfern’s break before offloading to Oli Higginson, who fed Bray to crash over.

Supreme work from Gav Woods in the front row earned Lymm a penalty try on the half-hour mark to give them a lead they would not relinquish.

Woods was again involved on the stroke of half time, flicking the ball on as part of a sweeping team move that led to Kimber crossing.

Billingham had the majority of possession after the break, but Lymm’s defence soaked up the pressure without any great alarm.

With five minutes remaining, great pressure from the Lymm pack forced the Billingham scrum to disintegrate and, after Higginson picked up from the base, he passed inside for Bray to cross between the posts and secure a bonus point for the hosts.

Lymm are on the road on Saturday as they travel to Sandal, kick off 3pm.

Lymm: Gav Woods, Adam Bray, Kieran O’Callaghan, Joe McGrail, Joe Watson, Sam Mullarkey, Ali Sutherland, Oli Higginson; Andy Davies, Scott Redfern; Joe Denman, James Kimber, Richard McEvoy, Lucas Titherington, Cormac Nolan. Subs: Ross White, Matty Hand, Will Titherington.

Wirral 2nd 26 Lymm 2nd 54

AARON Rasheed scored four tries as Lymm’s seconds went top of the league with victory at Wirral.

Richard Halford also scored twice for the visitors, with Will Baldwin and Jack Worton grabbing a try each and Tom Shard kicking seven conversions.

Lymm: Mike Auden, Dan Horton, Jordan Widdrington, Henry Baldwin, Will Baldwin, Matty Connolly, Jack Harper, James Yates; Tom Shard, Rhys Jones; Jack Worton, Aaron Rasheed, Richard Halford, Reece Forrest, Tom Baker. Sub: Oli Askew.