LYMM remain unbeaten on their new artificial surface – but head coach Adam Fletcher says home form alone will not be enough in a high-quality league.

The Beechwood outfit make the short trip to Wirral on Saturday, kick off 2pm, having made it four wins out of four on their 4G pitch by beating Alnwick 19-12.

They currently sit sixth in the North Premier with a comfortable cushion between themselves and relegation danger.

However, Fletcher insists they cannot start to take safety as being assured.

“The overall standard of the league is better again this year,” he said.

“The teams in the bottom three could all put runs together to get out of trouble.

“We have to be at 100% against everyone we play, we can’t ease off and think that home advantage will see us through.

“Having said that, it’s great to kick-off 2020 with a win.”

A try from Oli Higginson five minutes from time secured victory on Saturday after the game was deadlocked at 12-12.

Joe Watson and Nathan Beesley had scored either side of half-time for the hosts, with Cormac Nolan adding two conversions.

“I’m very relieved to get the win,” Fletcher said.

“We knew Alnwick would cause us problems as they are a strong well-structured team.

“There were some huge defensive performances, led by Tom Bray and James Lewis.

“Our attack was a little rusty but we still managed to look dangerous.”

Lymm: Gavin Woods, Adam Bray, Jordan Widdrington, Aaron Rasheed, Will Baldwin, Josh Hadland, James Lewis, Oli Higginson; Cormac Nolan, Scott Redfern; James Rooney, James Kimber, Steve Pilkington, Nathan Beesley, Tom Bray. Subs: Harry Ratcliffe, Jake Ashall, Joe Watson

The seconds were out of action – their first game of 2020 is away at their Macclesfield counterparts on Saturday – but Lymm Eagles were 65-5 victors over Liverpool Collegiate.