LYMM dished out an 81-5 drubbing to Northwich in pursuit of the league title and promotion.

They succeeded in their mission of not only winning their final league game but scoring as many points as possible in order to make life as difficult as possible for fellow contenders Blackburn when they play their final match at Manchester this coming Saturday.

We now know that the Lancashire outfit will need to beat Manchester by more than 94 points in order to snatch the silverware and promotion place off Lymm.

A guard of honour by dozens and dozens of the club's young players from the mini and juniors section along with a bumper Crouchley Lane crowd spurred on Lymm to deliver a special performance.

Lymm started the scoring promptly.

Within three minutes Rob Makin, the Lymm hooker and try machine, crossed the whitewash following an attacking line-out.

It highlighted Lymm's clear intent and by the interval they had assembled a 50-0 lead against the ninth-placed club, with Makin having gone on to pocket four of the tries.

From there on it was just a case of how many points Lymm could rack up on what was a cold and wet Saturday afternoon.

Nathan Beesley matched Makin's feat of notching four tries, while there were also touch downs for Paddy Jennings, two, Harry Martin, Rhys Lilley and Cormac Nolan, who also landed eight conversions.

Lymm director of rugby Adam Fletcher, who celebrated 200 matches in charge, said: “It was a fantastic performance.

"The boys showed such a high level of skill in appalling weather conditions.

"We had a plan to stick to our processes and concentrate on our performance. I thought the boys did that really well and the points followed.

“What an amazing season and what an amazing day. The guard of honour from the M&Js and packed clubhouse post game is what we are all about.

“We now wait to see what Blackburn can do next week. Regardless of that result I am so proud of what the boys have achieved this season.”

Lymm now await the draw for the Regional Cup competition. There will be four games for Lymm, with at least one being at home.