IT is fair to say Lymm Rugby Club well and truly have the measure of Cheshire neighbours Macclesfield this season.

Saturday saw both senior sides beat their counterparts from across the county to go with wins from earlier in the campaign and complete a “double double” for the Beechwood side.

The first team survived a late comeback to win 26-21 on the road while back at home, the seconds ran riot to win 79-35.

“A great day as we did the double-double over Macc and secured a maximum 20 points from our four senior matches this season,” director of rugby Adam Fletcher said.

“There was a lot of chat from Macc about a revenge match due to the way they were beaten at Lymm.

“We used that to our advantage and I believe we showed that the win a few months ago was no fluke.”

Lymm led 14-9 at the break in the first-team game, with Cormac Nolan notching a try and two conversions while Steve Pilkington also crossed.

They extended that advantage to 26-9 after the break following tries from Joe Senior and Nathan Beesley, but the hosts soon made things nervy in the final quarter.

Despite Adam Bray being yellow carded, however, Lymm saw themselves through.

“For 60 minutes we were excellent and stuck to our game plan,” Fletcher said.

“At 26-9 we got a little bit carried away and went away from what got us in to that position.

“We did the same against Alnwick. We need to be better at managing a lead.

“Also credit needs to go to the work Curtis Langdon has done with the set piece. The scrum was outstanding.

“Overall I’m absolutely buzzing with the win.”

Lymm’s next game sees them play host to Sandal on Saturday.

Team: Gav Woods, Adam Bray, Matty Hand, Aaron Rasheed, James Yates, Ed Morris, Harry Martin, Olly Higginson; Callum Morris, Tom Shard; Joe Senior, Johnny Leota, Steve Pilkington, Nathan Beesley, Cormac Nolan. Subs: Kieron O’Callaghan, Rob Makin, Gregor Watson