ELLESMERE Port’s forwards ran riot to flatten struggling Prenton with a 14-5 scoreline in South Lancs/Cheshire Three.
The Port took a stranglehold on the game early on and maintained it for much of the match, with Prenton offering little in response.
Coach Dave Layder said: “It was an excellent performance. We were on top throughout and thoroughly deserved to win the game. They were giving penalties away.”
After converting an early penalty, Ellesmere Port made a close-in penalty count, scoring a try in the corner.
An initial drive by Matt McGuire was followed up by Gerry Phillips who made it 8-0 to the home side.
Prenton registered their only points of the game after the ball squirted out of a Port scrum and was kicked on, managing to score a try in the corner against a strong home defence.
Matt McGuire was MoM and Layder also singled out forwards Mike Castles, Colin Handley and Dan Perryman for praise.
“In the second half, Prenton didn’t trouble us at all,” he added.
“They couldn’t deal with the constant driving of our forward pace. We made inroads and forced them back.
“We were always in control of the game playing good attacking rugby, it was just on occasion the final pass didn’t quite go to hand.”
Port got two further penalties to finish off the visitors and record their third win of the season.
Port have no fixture on Saturday.