Hull 54 Lymm 5

DESPITE watching his side go down to league leaders Hull, Lymm head coach Adam Fletcher insists there were plenty of positives to take.

By the time Tom Shard weaved through for the visitors’ only try in East Yorkshire, his side were already 40-0 down to a side who are virtually assured of promotion from the North Premier.

Lymm gave debuts to senior colts Alfie Simpson, George Norman and Joe Johnson and Fletcher was impressed with how the young trio coped against a formidable Hull side, who have won all but one of their 22 games this season.

In all, Fletcher was forced into seven changes from the side that convincingly beat Alnwick in their previous match – with one of them being the return of influential scrum-half Andy Davies from injury.

“Although the score-line reflects a convincing win for Hull, we can take positives from this match.” the Lymm head coach said.

“To play Hull with such a young side was always going to be tough, but the boys committed themselves for the full 80 mins.

“The three senior colts making their first-team debut starts stepped up to the mark and were excellent. They didn’t look out of place.

I hope that they enjoyed the experience. The academy conveyor belt rolls on.

“It was also pleasing to see Andy Davies back on the pitch again.

“Fingers crossed, we will have a few more players back from injury this week which should make selection for the Ilkley game interesting.”

As Fletcher mentioned, Lymm’s next outing sees them welcome Ilkley to Crouchley Lane on Saturday, March 23.

Lymm: Dan Horton, Adam Bray, Nick Ashton, Matty Connelly, Aaron Rasheed, Jake Ashall, James Pitcher, Joe Johnson; Tom Shard, Scott Redfern; Tom Baker, Ben Stansfield, Tom Bray, George Norman, Alfie Simpson. Subs: Andy Davies, Zak Lythgoe, Rob Makin

Lymm 2nd 41 Vale of Lune 2nd 7

A SUPERB individual try from youngster Harry Aird provided a fitting end to an excellent display from Lymm’s second string.

Aird broke from his own half and stepped round the full-back to score Lymm’s final try of an afternoon in which they were dominant.

James Sherlock, Jake Davies, James Lewis, Richie McEvoy, Jack Porteous and Will Baldwin were also on the scoresheet for the hosts, with Josh Davies kicking four conversions.

Lymm squad: R McEvoy, J Hamer, Josh Davies, Jake Davies, R Forrest, H Simpson, H Aird, J Harper, H Ratcliffe, W Baldwin, H Baldwin, J Porteus, J Sherlock, J Lewis, D Coon, O Chesworth