IN the Winnington Park festive clash between youth and experience, it was the old heads that prevailed – just.
The Over 30s beat the Under 30s 15-14 thanks to a blistering start.
Gareth Lloyd’s veterans scored three tries while the youngsters were still adjusting to their blood and thunder style.
Lloyd himself, Brian Johnson and Ben Richardson were the scorers, while former club skipper Matt Farr failed with all his conversion attempts.
But the older generation tired and the U30s reduced the arrears through a Will Burgess try and conversion by skipper Ben Elliot, who also scored and goaled the final try
Winnington and Northwich resume their fight against relegation from North Two West on Saturday and both are at home.
Lymm visit Burrow’s Hill and New Brighton are at Moss Farm (both 2.15pm kick offs).
Northwich’s injury crisis shows signs of easing at last. Graham Robinson and Rick Smith make their comebacks.
But key men Jamie Miritana and Gary Bell will be sidelined for a further two or three weeks.