ANOTHER Saturday, and another success.

Northwich march on, extending a winning sequence to seven matches, although they again had to demonstrate their growing resilience in defence when put under pressure.

Their guests arrived at Moss Farm for the first time since April 2012 in buoyant mood after prevailing in five of their previous half-dozen games.

They refused to roll over despite a blistering start by Blacks that yielded three tries in the contest’s opening quarter.

Robin Houghton, recalled in place of absent Joel Barber, was the first to dot down after Will Du Randt had gathered a clearance kick before punching a hole in the visitors’ defence.

Nick Baldwin added the extras.

A second try followed less than five minutes later when Baldwin delivered a perfectly-weighted kick cross-field to Bud Skinkis after Northwich had secured possession from an attacking lineout.

In control, the home team increased their lead when Chris James went over at the end of a series of drives started by Houghton’s counter.

Baldwin’s kick made it 19-0 before the visitors put their first points on the board from a penalty-kick.

Martin Poste’s men continued to apply pressure but the efforts of James, Chris Heywood and Tom Clark – with assistance from the rest of the pack – were repelled by Broughton’s determined defence.

The away side gradually worked their way into the game and were rewarded on 63 minutes with a try after driving over the Northwich line.

A second try, which like the first was also converted, followed after they turned over possession and launched a counter.

At 19-17, Northwich needed to respond and they did.

With the clock running down, they pinched the ball at the breakdown and moved it quickly to Baldwin.

Ever alert, he sent another fine kick cross-field for Houghton to gather.

As the wing went to ground, he off-loaded cleverly to Clark who touched down in the corner to secure a bonus-point.

Baldwin’s kick put his side out of their guests’ reach.

They remain in third in North One West, one point adrift of Stockport in a promotion play-off position, ahead of a trip to Warrington next Saturday.

Northwich | Maddocks, Gough, Bradshaw, Heywood, Ensor, James, Clark, Naylor, Poste, Baldwin, Houghton, Richard Dale, Underhill, Skinkis, Du Randt Replacements Husband, Bennett, Lapniewski Tries Houghton, Skinkis, James, Clark Cons Baldwin (3)

Additional reporting by Steve Wood