A RAPID start helped Crosfields make it back-to-back wins on Saturday.

Luke Walker and Lewis Hall both scored hat-tricks as Soap brushed aside the challenge of Saddleworth Rangers, running out 46-12 winners at Hood Lane.

It follows up last week’s win over Leigh Miners Rangers as their National Conference League C campaign is well and truly up and running.

"It’s not often you can say we were stronger than a Saddleworth pack, but that was the case,” coach Dave Boden said.

“We dominated the middle and our backs were clinical with the ball in hand.

“Danny Garcia was immense at loose, our hooker and half backs read the game well and the team’s game management is maturing weekly.

“It was just a great team performance and an exciting game."

Also in League C, it is back-to-back defeats for Woolston Rovers as they were hammered 52-12 at Wigan St Patricks.

A tight first half saw Rovers trail by only eight points at the break, with Dan Fearnley and Adam Files crossing for the Green and Golds.

However, St Pats were ruthless after the interval and scored 32 unanswered points.

“It was a very disappointing day for us as a group,” assistant coach Rob Campbell said.

“A lot of credit has to go to St Pats, who gave us a lesson in controlling the ball and being disciplined.

“We, as a collective group, are fully aware that what we put together – especially in the second half – was not to our usual high standards but that is the great thing about rugby - we learn and go into training to improve.

“As a coach, I have to accept that sometimes we are going to be below what I know we can do but I am also aware that with the character we have in the club, we will dust ourselves off and go again when we next play in a fortnight.”

In the North West Men’s League, Latchford Albion’s unbeaten start to Division One went up in smoke at Dalton.

Two Matty Nash tries saw the scores locked at 12-12 after 25 minutes, but a purple patch of four tries in 15 minutes put the Cumbrians in command.

Despite Sam Dobson scoring after the break for Latchford, the hosts were able to wrap up a 46-16 victory.

“We were beaten by the better side – that happens in rugby,” head coach Martyn Ellis said.

“The good thing is we only have to wait seven days to put this performance behind us.

“I will place on record my thanks to Dalton – they gave us a great time and their hospitality was much appreciated.

“I look forward to returning the favour later in the season.”

In Division Four, Burtonwood Bridge were 36-6 winners at Garswood Stags while Burtonwood Chargers kept up their 100 per cent record in Division Five South & East by beating Waterhead Warriors A 34-20.

Saturday’s fixtures (kick off 2.30pm unless stated):

North West Men’s League:

Division One: Latchford Albion vs Oldham St Annes A

Division Three: Crosfields A vs Woolston Rovers A, Rochdale Mayfield A vs Culcheth Eagles

Division Four: Burtonwood Bridge vs Golborne Parkside