ADAM Fletcher declared himself “super proud” of his Lymm players as they saw out a backs-to-the-wall win over Cheshire neighbours Macclesfield.

Despite receiving four yellow cards – two of them for James Sherlock to make red – the hosts were able to hold on for a memorable 25-13 victory.

Sam Wandsworth and Adam Bray crossed early as Lymm flew out of the traps at Beechwood, with Macclesfield kicking a penalty for their solitary reply before the break despite the hosts being down to 13 men at one stage.

Steve Pilkington scored Lymm’s third try early in the second half and although the visitors were getting on top thanks to their hosts’ indiscipline, Aaron Rasheed’s interception led to Wandsworth’s second try to put them out of reach.

“I am super proud of the boys,” Fletcher said.

“Our attitude was superb and there was so much passion on show.

“Gregor (Watson) and Scotty (Redfern) put us in some great positions and the chasers did the kicks justice.

“We had little ball but when we did I thought we were clinical. We used the short side well throughout the game, it was an area we had really worked on this week.

“Moving forward, we can’t afford to give so many pens away and play with men down.

“We need to clear up the breakdown, work hard to stay on our feet and enter from behind the rear foot.”