AFTER nine successive wins, Northwich’s seconds have moved clear at the top of the table.

They did so after avenging a defeat against Chester’s thirds – the only side to have beaten them in North West Intermediate League Division Two South.

Blacks’ task was made trickier too by the visitors arriving light up front, meaning scrums were uncontested.

However they did not look back from the moment captain Dan Collins touched down to cancel out an penalty for the visitors.

Joel Shields kicked a three-pointer before Collins claimed a second try following a spell of pressure close to the visitors’ line.

They added to their lead before the break when Shields wriggled clear of two tacklers to dot down.

He duly added extras to make it 20-3.

Tom Bradfield sneaked down the blind side after Chester’s defence had initially resisted another driving maul, a score again improved by Shields.

A final Blacks try was claimed by Jack Bailie, who finished a sequence that had started when Bradfield burst forward from behind the home team’s 22-metre line.

It completed a 32-3 success.

Northwich’s thirds, depleted by injuries and unavailability, still had enough quality to complete a double over their struggling Trafford counterparts.

A trio of players from Blacks’ colts side – Matt Watson, Oli Soreson and Oscar Bradley – impressed after being called up.

Soreson claimed one of the visitors’ six tries, while Stefan Ward – twice – Jordan Keen, Zack Jackson and Ian Morris touched down too.

Captain Steve Taylor kicked two conversions in a 34-24 victory for the visitors.