Moore 7, Crewe and Nantwich 72: CREWE condemned Moore to the drop with a dozen tries as they registered their biggest win for many a season in Warrington on Saturday.

Club officials will be disappointed to see Moore make the drop to the South Lancs and Cheshire League Division Three as they boast excellent facilities.

But their team has been no match this season and Crewe were simply far too powerful for the home side's pack.

Andreas Reckewerth and Andy Thompson opened up an early advantage after forcing their way over the tryline from five-metre scrums before winger Andy O'Keeffe scored his now customary try.

His brother Liam marked his first-team debut with another score and fellow debutant Ashley Blake also added to the try tally.

Moore battled bravely and gained some reward when a nice move opened up the Crewe defence for a try under the posts, leaving Crewe 29-7 up at the turnaround.

The second half saw Crewe take complete control.

David Cox and Matthew Farr were the next players to cross the Moore line and Andy O'Keeffe and Thompson added their second scores of the afternoon.

Will Potts topped the scoring spree with a second-half hat-trick, and with Farr converting half of the 12 tries, Crewe put one hand on a third-place finish. They can seal third spot when they play their final game of the season against Ellesmere Port at Willaston on Saturday, April 17.

Crewe Seconds defeated Maccles-field 33-7 in a North West League fixture with Stuart Banks, Daniel Parker, Martin Pemberton, Keith Rafferty and Alan Hargreaves scoring the tries and Mike Parker adding four conversions.

Crewe have no Easter fixture but will send a team to take part in the Bowdon Veterans tournament this Saturday.

Sandbach 43, St Edward's OB 5

SANDBACH signed off at Bradwall Road by running in seven tries.

'It was a good way to finish and there was a good crowd to support us as well,' said captain Ray Jones.

'It's been a good season and we're looking forward to challenging again next year when we should be able to play a more expansive brand of rugby than we are in this division.'

Dan Massey opened the scoring when he went in under the posts and Lee Pickles converted.

Colin Wyatt made it 12-0 when he won a lineout and the ball was fed back and forth across the pitch before Massey drew his man and put Wyatt over in the corner.

Star man Tom Hughes added the third try when he cut inside to go under the posts, and Pickles converted top give Sandbach a 19-0 half-time lead.

St Edward's fired back with an unconverted score as Sandbach struggled to get going after the turnaround, but normal service was resumed when Massey exploited an overlap to complete his hat-trick with another score converted by Pickles.

After a spell of pressure from the visitors, St Edwards were reduced to 14 men when one of their props was sent off for punching Tim Oakes following a scuffle.

Oakes exacted revenge in the right way, scoring after replacement Mark Griffiths had combined well with Massey and Ross Stitt.

Ray Jones competed the scoring after linking well with brother Tim.

Sandbach Seconds defeated Tyldsley 18-5. Ashley Dale and Stuart Butters scored Sandbach's tries with Butters adding two penalties and a conversion.

Sandbach will stage a special charity match on Sunday, April 18 when a Scottish Legends team, all ex-internationals, will play in a match to raise money for the John Blower trust. Further details will appear in next week's edition of the Chronicle.