AT long last, Warrington RUFC’s first team could toast victory on Saturday.

They moved off the foot of the North West One table with a 23-15 win at fellow strugglers Bowdon as they picked up their first win of the campaign at the 11th attempt.

A blistering first-half display laid the foundations and they held off a Bowdon fightback after the break.

Player-coach Sean Callendar says the team deserved to finally have a win to show for their toils.

“We started well and our first-half performance in particular showed what we can do when we make the passes stick,” he said.

“We lost concentration a bit in the second half and let them back into the game but the win was well deserved.”

It was Sean Callendar’s break from a scrum that set up the territory for Warrington’s first try as the ball was well recycled for prop Sam Bennett to cross.

The rub of the green went the visitors’ way for their second try as a pass meant for Luke Gilooley was picked up by Jack Stride, who scored between the posts to give Darren Norman an easy conversion.

Craig Byrne’s break and Olly Hudson’s offload then set up Callendar to score and while the hosts grabbed a try of their own, Norman booted a penalty to keep his side in command of proceedings at the interval.

Bowdon dominated the third quarter and narrowed the gap to just five points with two unconverted tries.

However, when the pressure was on, Warrington resisted and another Norman penalty took them out to a match-winning lead.

Warrington travel to Penrith on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.

Meanwhile, four of the club's youngsters – Eddie Melhuish, James Hudson, Kellan Conaway-Smith and Roma Zheng – helped Lancashire's under 18s to a 38-17 win over Durham on Sunday.