CREWE & Nantwich rounded off a perfect October with an excellent victory on Saturday.
A fabulous five wins out of five have sent them hurtling towards the promotion places in the Euromanx South Lancs and Cheshire League division two.
With both sides competing for the league's premier places, a nervy beginning to the game resulted in scrappy play, while the match referee struggled to control the intense battle.
The visitors settled the game by opening the scoring with a good try by Harwinger, but Crewe replied swiftly with Will Potts finishing off a splendid handling move which saw Crewe combine across the length of the pitch.
A Wallasey penalty goal just before the break gave the visitors an 8-5 lead.
Crewe nudged ahead after the restart when Danny Potts was driven over the line by his powerful team-mates, but the determined Wallasey took the advantage again by a single point after a well-executed penalty.
Crewe's pack began to exert tremendous pressure. Good work by veteran Harry Harrison enabled Andy Thompson go over in the corner to put Crewe ahead once more, and daylight was opened up when Stuart Van Wyk intercepted a pass to storm up the field and score between the posts. Danny Lynch, who had a difficult day with his kicking, converted.
The gap which Crewe had opened up seemed to deflate their opponents and the home side comfortably held out for a 22-11 win.
A delighted Crewe spokesman said: 'Five wins out of five means Crewe finished the month in the second promotion place.
'However, there is still a long way to go with only a third of the league fixtures completed, and the feeling is that, apart from a couple of sides, the overall standard is higher than previously.' The seconds were let down by Stockport on Saturday, who could not raise a third team. Crewe thirds lost 12-5 at Winnington Park while the fourths crashed 22-10 at Wirral Vets.
Crewe & Nantwich U13s stormed to their first win of the season by beating Buxton 25-12. Try-scorers were Ben Sportun, Chris Harris, Sean Harper and Scott Cann, who also hit a penalty.