NORTHWICH 1st XV were without a fixture on Saturday because scheduled opponents Leigh asked for a deferment as they had a county cup match the following day. But the 2nds and 3rds were in action, though both lost.

Adam Bown and Steve Taylor scored tries and Carl Senior a conversion and penalty in the 2nds' 29-15 loss at Newton-le-Willows.

Carrington beat Northwich 3rds at Moss Farm 27-7, with Brett Stanley converting a Brian Williams try.

On Saturday, Northwich visit Wigan. Northwich Under 16s defeated Ormskirk 39-12 with points from Mark Johnson, Howard Green, Tom Stringer (2) Tom Fallon, Mark Hewitt and Drew Walker; Sam Naylor 2 cons.