De La Salle 12 Warrington 24

BY beating the North One West’s bottom side, Warrington were able to ease their own fears of relegation.

Their bonus-point victory allowed them to move up to 10th – four points clear of the relegation zone – ahead of Saturday’s home game against Penrith, who sit one point above them.

Nathan Beasley crossed twice for Andy Roberts’ side, with further tries coming from Jamie Thompson and Darren Norman, who also added two conversions.

“Job done,” was the post-match verdict of head coach Roberts.

“The five points were essential and we got them but we still need to up our game in the remaining five matches.”

Beasley’s electric speed got the scoreboard ticking over for Warrington before the hosts’ strength in the pack told as they crossed to level the scores.

However, Warrington’s reply was immediate as Beasley received Tom Arnold’s pass from the restart, kicked ahead and won the race to touch down.

Thompson then spotted a gap to cross after several phases of Warrington pressure to put his side comfortably in command at the interval before another Beasley kick downfield provided a try for Norman as he followed up to touch down.

Norman’s try secured a bonus point and the visitors possibly took their foot off the gas as a result, which allowed De La Salle to have the final say with another try in the corner.

Warrington 2nd 36 Penrith 2nd 24

IN what was a pulsating game containing 10 tries in total, Warrington’s second string emerged victorious.

Tom McEniff and Wil Maudsley both scored twice as the hosts bested their lowly visitors, with Andy Almond on target with three conversions.

Further tries came from Luke Turner and skipper Craig Byrne, who hopes his side continue in the same vein in their next game.

“This was yet another good team performance,” he said.

“Hopefully we can maintain this when we travel to Sandbach next week.”