AHEAD of their North Premier campaign kicking off on Saturday, Lymm ensured they finished their preparations the right way.

They reached the Cheshire Cup semi-finals with a comprehensive 47-7 win at lower-ranked Winnington Park, with wing Paddy Jennings scoring a first-half hat-trick.

Full-back Cormac Nolan crossed twice and kicked six conversions as the Beechwood men found form ahead of this weekend’s opening match against Kirkby Lonsdale.

“I was really happy with tonight’s performance,” head coach Adam Fletcher.

“I thought that we were physical in defence and got into our attacking shape very well.

“However, we have to be more accurate and at times more patient but overall it was a very positive start to the season.

“A special mention must go to Cormac Nolan with a point’s total of 22 from two tries and six conversions and to Paddy Jennings with an excellent first half hat-trick of tries.

“Since returning to the club, Paddy has been superb and is right in the mix to start next week

“I must compliment Winnington Park for hosting a great night, it was so good to see a huge crowd enjoying the game.

“They were a good side and caused us problems all evening. I would expect them to compete strongly in their league programme.”

Further Lymm tries came from Oli Higginson and Aaron Rasheed.

Lymm: Kurt Riley, Rob Makin, James Sherlock, Aaron Rasheed, James Yates, Joe Watson, Ben Warman, Oli Higginson; George Anderson, Tom Bray; Paddy Jennings, Liam Connolly, Ben Stansfield, Scot Redfern, Cormac Nolan. Subs: Joe Higgins, Alex Stewart, Rhys Lilly, Harry Martin, Jordan Widdrington