LYMM looked to be coasting to a comfortable victory on Saturday after a fine hour of rugby.

They were thrashing Alnwick 35-0 at Beechwood thanks to some crisp, free-flowing rugby but were subjected to a late fightback from their visitors.

Adam Fletcher’s side did eventually wrap up a 35-28 victory to make it three wins in a row either side of the Christmas break, but the late collapse saw them concede two bonus points and with it, the chance to leapfrog Alnwick in the table.

All of that came after Lymm had ensured a four-try bonus point by half-time thanks to a brace from Gregor Watson and further touchdowns from Aaron Rasheed and Adam Bray.

Sam Wadsworth added their fifth and final try after the interval, with all five scores being converted by Cormac Nolan.

As they aim to make it four straight victories with a visit to Burnage on Saturday, Fletcher says his side will be working on killing off games when in control.

“If you had asked me before the game if I would have been happy with a score line of 35-28 in our favour, I would have bitten your hand off,” he said.

“Going 35 points ahead then conceding 28 points takes the gloss of what was, for 60 minutes, an excellent performance.

“We went away from what had served us so well and probably tried to force too much.

“It seemed that we wanted to score off first phase every time rather than build the phases.

“To be fair to Alnwick, they stuck at the task but in all honesty, we gave them a huge hand in taking two points away.”

“However, I’m happy with five points and we will be working on how to keep focused and put teams away rather than letting them back in the game.”