LYMM remain unbeaten on their new artificial pitch – something that gives director of rugby Adam Fletcher great confidence for the new year.

A stunning first-half purple patch laid the foundations for a 50-32 win over Carlisle on Saturday as the hosts scored some dazzling tries.

Beechwood’s new 4G surface has now hosted three first-team games, all of which have resulted in Lymm victories.

With players returning from injury and with the team growing more used to their new surroundings with each passing week, things are looking up.

“We still have a number of key players on the injury list but hopefully they will be fit to play in the early new year,” Fletcher said.

“There is still a lot more to be seen from these boys, who are getting used to the pitch now and starting to use it to our advantage.

“The tries that we scored in the first half were exceptional although at 50 – 18, we had the game won but took our foot off the gas and conceded a couple of late tries.

“We must learn from this to retain our concentration and defensive discipline through to the final whistle.

“But overall, we’re really happy with the win against a very good Carlisle side.”

Lymm actually found themselves 8-0 down early before Joe Senior and Steve Pilkington combined to send Nathan Beesley over for their first try.

The two sides swapped penalties before Cash Chilvers barged over from close range, which proved the catalyst for Lymm to break free of the shackles.

Two tries from Senior and one more from Beesley had them 36-11 up at the break and with the bonus point in the bag, they went hunting for more points.

Beesley completed his treble before Pilkington got his name on the scoresheet to bring up the half-century.

Lymm’s final game of 2019 sees them travel to Macclesfield on Saturday.

Lymm: Gavin Woods, Cash Chilvers, Jordan Widdrington, Aaron Rasheed, Will Baldwin, Adam Bray, James Lewis, Joe Watson; Cormac Nolan, Scott Redfern; Joe Senior, James Kimber, Steve Pilkington, Nathan Beesley, Tom Bray. Subs: Matty Hand, Josh Hadland, Ben Stansfield

On a bumper day of action at Beechwood, the seconds also enjoyed a crushing win as they beat their Rossendale counterparts 78-14, but Lymm Eagles were beaten 57-28 by Holmes Chapel.