DESPITE being forced into a raft of changes, Lymm RFC continued their winning run in emphatic style on Saturday.

Adam Fletcher’s side cantered to a 49-0 win at Burnage to record their fourth successive victory either side of the Christmas break.

Sam Wadsworth caught the eye in the centres, scoring a hat-trick as Lymm ran seven tries past their hosts while debutant winger Mick Stratford impressed with a try and an assist for Joe Watson.

Paddy Jennings and James Yates also crossed for the visitors with the returning Tom Shard adding four goals having taken over kicking duties from Cormac Nolan, who booted over three goals of his own before the break.

“I am really happy with the five points,” Fletcher said.

“I thought we weren't quite physically on it in the first half but after half time, we really upped our aggression in defence and started dominating the gain line.

“Nine changes to a side takes some managing but the lads who stepped in played really well.

“I was so happy to see Dan Horton and Kieran O'Callaghan back on the pitch, and what a debut by Mick Stratford on the left wing.”

Lymm’s bid to continue their good form sees them back on home soil on Saturday as they welcome neighbours Northwich – the North Premier’s winless bottom side – to Beechwood.

Team: Gav Woods, Adam Bray, Nick Ashton, Aaron Rasheed, James Yates, Rhys Lilly, Harry Martin, Joe Watson; Gregor Watson, Scott Redfearn; Mick Stratford, Sam Wadsworth, Ollie Higginson, Paddy Jennings, Cormac Nolan. Replacements: Kieran O'Callaghan, Dan Horton, Tom Shard

Meanwhile, Lymm’s seconds were beaten 21-5 by their Chester counterparts on Saturday.

All of their visitors’ points came in the first half but the young Lymm side responded well after the break, getting over the try line through Josh Hamer.