LYMM remain unbeaten in 2023 and are showing the kind of traits that should set them up nicely for the final run-in.

A sixth successive win was achieved on Saturday at home to Wirral, who also went into the RFU Regional 1 North West League contest on a five-match unbeaten run.

Although the Lymm ranks were strengthened from the one which defeated Sandbach a week earlier, they were not perfect and Lymm still ran out 51-26 victors to remain in top spot.

Head coach Andy Davies said: "We weren’t at our fluent best but we still had patches of tempo and skill which we’ve shown in other games.

"Wirral are a vastly improved team, which their recent record shows, and they caused us issues.

"We’ve now had two really tough games where we have shown a lot of mental toughness to dig in and get the five points. This should put us in good stead for the final four league games."

Early in the second half Lymm led 29-7 but a yellow card for James Yates proved to be the catalyst for a Wirral fightback and the gap was reduced to just eight points, but it was as close as Wirral got.

Hooker Rob Makin scored his 11th and 12th tries of the season, with other scores being touched down by Ben Simpson, Harry Martin, Cormac Nolan, Scott Redfern and Nathan Beesley, with Nolan adding the goals.

Lymm are at home to Macclesfield on Saturday, kick-off 3pm. Prior to the match it will be the club's annual past players’ reunion luncheon.