NORTHWICH thirds made it back-to-back wins with the weekend’s 54-7 success against Whitchurch.

They did so after falling 7-0 behind before recovering and responding well.

When Tom Williams side-stepped his way to the line and debutant Ian Lamb La Plume landed his second conversion they had a 14-0 lead at the interval.

The hosts were more expansive in the second period.

Their speed proved too much for the away side, yielding three tries before an hour had been played.

Chris Forrest went over from close range at the end of a free-flowing move, then Andy Lawler touched down after more slick handling.

Jack Kennerley demonstrated power and pace to claim his second try.

They created chances to add to their total, only for a final pass or decision to be the wrong one.

Ross McGrory produced some excellent hits which defied his size and made some great breaks.

Captain George Goodfellow said: “It was a strong performance all round.

“Our back-row forwards in particular were outstanding.

“Although it’s a great win, there is still work that we need to do in training in order to continue developing the way we want to play flowing rugby this season.”

Goodfellow referred to the importance of players continuing to improve.

“With Northwich seconds promoted last season, although struggling to find form this term, it is vital we narrow the gap in order for players to rotate and compete for position in both teams.”

Northwich: Morris, Ridgeway, Eyres, Collins, Harper, Tate, Jackson, Forrest, Williams, Kennerley, Lawler, Gavin, Hulbert, McGrory, Bradley, La Plume.