CHRISTLETON bounced back from the previous week’s loss to Widnes 3rds by beating Sefton 3rds in the University of Salford League on Saturday.
A brace of penalties by fly-half Matt Skeels had the score at 6-3 by half time, although one missed kick ruined Skeels’ 100% record for the season.
Pete Williams got Christleton’s first try of the afternoon in the second half, carrying five Sefton defenders over the line with him. Flanker James Rooney then showed a sharp burst of pace to score the home side’s second try as the match finished 16-3.
Christleton, who travel to West Park 3rds this Saturday, welcome new players. Contact captain Stu Wharton on 07944 350177 for further information.
Having lost their first two matches in South Lancs/Cheshire Three heavily, Helsby put in a much improved display on Saturday in losing 13-6 at home to Wallasey.
With a full squad to select from, Helsby put out a powerful pack of forwards. But they lost two players to injury in the first half and went into the break 5-3 down, Kev Ryder slotting a penalty after Wallasey had taken the lead with an unconverted try.
Coach Terry ONeill said: “The players can take heart from Saturday’s performance.”
The two sides traded penalties after the restart – Ryder scoring Helsby’s – before Wallasey scored in the corner with the last play of the match. Helsby host Parkonians this Saturday.