A LIGHTNING start allowed Lymm RFC to effectively have Saturday’s game won inside the opening quarter.

Tries in the first four minutes from Cormac Nolan and Steve Pilkington had the hosts in control against Sandal and when Scott Redfern scored on 17 minutes, they were 21-0 to the good.

They went on to secure a four-try bonus point before the break and ran in 10 tries overall, with Redfern completing a hat-trick.

Nolan went on to grab a second try as part of a 26-point personal haul which also included eight conversions.

Ollie Higginson, Aaron Rasheed and Nathan Beesley got themselves over the line after the break while the last word was reserved for youngster Dalton Frith, who marked his first-team debut with the game’s final try.

It is now back-to-back wins for the men from Beechwood, who sit sixth in the North Premier table.

Director of rugby Adam Fletcher reserved particular praise for Redfern, Frith and flanker Rhys Lilly during his post-match assessment.

“I’m really happy with the performance,” he said.

“The boys started so well and took the game away from Sandal in the first 20 minutes.

“The defence was strong throughout and we always looked sharp in attack.

“Scotty and Rhys were outstanding and it was great to give a debut to young Dalton, who crowned it with a super try.”

There is no first-team fixture scheduled for this weekend, with Fletcher’s side returning to action with a trip to Billingham on March 26.

Meanwhile, Lymm's third team marked their first home fixture of the year with a rampant 59-14 win over Northwich's seconds.

They were made to work hard for it initially as the visitors took a 14-5 lead after conceding the first try, but Lymm stormed back by scoring 55 points without reply.

The thirds are also on a rest weekend this week but the seconds are back in action as they travel to Sedgeley Park on Saturday, kick off 3pm.