WHILE unhappy with aspects of his side’s display, Adam Fletcher hailed his Lymm side’s “sharp” attack as they got the new season off to a fine start.

With the addition of a four-try bonus point for the 24-19 win over newly-promoted Blackburn, the Beechwood men can be pleased with a five-point display.

They may have been dominated physically – something Fletcher was not pleased with – but the new Northern Premier campaign is up and running as Lymm look to put last season’s struggles behind them.

“We’re really happy to start the season with a five-point win,” the head coach said.

“We knew that Blackburn would be physical and direct. Unfortunately, we didn’t deal with that very well – we let them make far too many yards.

“Having said that, I thought that our attack looked sharp throughout and we scored some nice tries.”

A young and mostly homegrown side took the field at Beechwood, with 14 of their 18 players coming through the Lymm junior system.

Cormac Nolan scored a try and two conversions, with further tries coming from Alfie Simpson, Joe Senior and James Kimber.

Fletcher’s men make the long trip to Northumberland to face Alnwick on Saturday.

Lymm: Gav Woods, James Pitcher, Matty Hand, Joe Watson, Aaron Rasheed, Adam Bray, Rory Riddell, Ali Sutherland; Tom Shard, Scott Redfern; Richard McEvoy, James Kimber, Tom Bray, Joe Senior, Cormac Nolan. Subs: Jordan Widdrington, Will Baldwin, Alfie Simpson

The seconds won 24-21 at their Blackburn counterparts – with Matty Connolly, Olly Thornton, Josh Davies and Tom Oliver on the scoresheet – while the thirds were beaten 64-19 at home by Didsbury Toc H’s seconds.