IF you like entertaining rugby, then Crouchley Lane looks the place to be.

Although Lymm were narrowly defeated in their second game of the new season at a level they have not played before, they gave visitors Huddersfield a fright before falling 48-41 in a 12-try thriller.

The previous week Lymm’s debut at Level 4 had seen them pipped at the post 22-21 by Wharfedale.

“It was similar to last week in that we started superbly and went ahead, but then we lost concentration and let Huddersfield back into it,” said Lymm head coach Andy Davies.

“We’re playing some awesome stuff but then just following it up with small mental or skill errors, which teams at this level will take advantage of.

“It made for another cracker of a game at Crouchley Lane, and fair play to Huddersfield for being so clinical.

“We’re really not far off and the squad is getting healthier and there is no better way to pick ourselves up than by getting excited for a trip to Clifton Lane and table toppers Rotherham on Saturday.”

Lymm led 14-0 and 21-10 at stages of the first half in the sweltering conditions.

But they conceded 21 unanswered points to trail 31-21 at the interval.

Lymm fought back while Huddersfield were down to 13 men through yellow cards and led 36-34.

Then the sides were locked at 41-41 with five minutes to go, with the visitors now down to 14 men following a red card for a dangerous tip tackle, and Cormac Nolan missed a penalty but Huddersfield scored the decisive try from a rolling maul to snatch victory.

Upon reflection, the ruthlessness of the away side allowed them to hold sway.

For Lymm, while heartbreaking to lose to the last play for the second week running, this was a much-improved performance and a game they could have, should have, won.

Mistakes, allowing Huddersfield back into the game at crucial times, ultimately proved costly.

Lymm’s tries were scored by Paddy Jennings, two, Andy Williams, two, Cal Morris and Jack Reynolds.

Lymm (1-15): Gav Woods, James Pitcher, Ben Thomson, James Yates, Ali Sutherland, Sean Callender, Harry Martin, Rhys Lilly, Cal Morris, Jack Reynolds, Paddy Jennings, James Kimber, Ste Pilkington, Joe Senior, Cormac Nolan. Replacements: Matty Hand, Joe Higgins, Josh Hadland, Andy Williams, Tom Shard.