IF the under 18s match between Cheshire and Lancashire is anything to go by, the future looks very bright indeed for Lymm.

Eight players spanning both sides were from the club’s senior colts team, with Joe Senior captaining the Lancashire team and scoring a hat-trick in his side’s 34-20 victory at Chester RUFC.

Alfie Simpson skippered the Cheshire side which included Lymm teammates Jack Wadsworth, Rhys Price, Harry Aird, Harry Radcliffe, Josh Hadland and George Norman.

Simpson impressed enough with his performance to be named in Cheshire’s under 20s squad for their upcoming clash with North Midlands.

James Rooney and Joe Johnson missed this game through injury but feature prominently in the Sale Sharks academy alongside Lymm teammates Senior and Hadland.

Meanwhile, Lymm's seconds returned from the Christmas break with a narrow 25-23 defeat to Preston Grasshoppers at Crouchley Lane.