LYMM RFC showed their strength in depth as their latest warm-up match resulted in an impressive victory.

The squad that faced Wilmslow had a youthful look to it, but the Beechwood side still managed to run out 31-26 winners.

For an hour, it was all Lymm and they built up a 26-0 advantage thanks to tries from Kurt Riley, Paddy Jennings, Mick Stafford and Joe Murphy, with Cormac Nolan adding three conversions.

Will Leach added a fifth try late on but the hosts finished strongly, scoring three tries in the final 10 minutes.

Director of rugby Adam Fletcher says the final period should serve as a warning to his side as to what can happen if they ease up the intensity.

In the main, however, he is happy with how his squad is shaping up ahead of the new North Premier season, which starts with a home game against Kirkby Lonsdale on September 4.

“I was very happy with how we controlled the game and attacked for 60 mins, but then we took our foot off the gas in the last 20 and conceded three tries," he said.

"The boys will have learnt a valuable lesson – that you have to play 80-minute rugby at this level or you’ll get punished.

“However, this strength in depth should stand us in great stead for the season and will definitely provide some interesting selection debates."

Lymm have one more pre-season match on Friday – a trip to Winnington Park for a Cheshire Cup first round tie, kick off 7pm.

Lymm squad: Kurt Riley, James Sherlock, Joe Higgins, Rob Makin, James Pitcher, Alex Stewart, James Yates, Sam Dickenson, Gav Exeter, Joe Murphy, Rhys Lilly, Harry Martin, Cashel Chilvers, Gregor Watson, Ben Simpson, Will Leach, Tom Baker, Sam Wandsworth, Mick Stafford, Paddy Jennings, Ali Sutherland, Tom Harle, Matt Gill, Cormac Nolan.

Additional reporting by Peter Cornelia