Dervan seals derby bragging rights

Ben Connor on his way to scoring a try for Panthers' Under-10s

Ben Connor on his way to scoring a try for Panthers' Under-10s

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Chorley Panthers Under-15s lost out 26-24 against Halton Farnworth Hornets.

In a tight encounter, the Panthers played some excellent rugby with the ball in hand.

The referee denied them a match-winning try in the closing minutes which they richly deserved. Try scorers were man-of-the-match Matty Ashcroft with two and one a piece for Adam Hooper and Joe Sharratt.

A real tussle in East Lancashire saw the Under-12s defeated 36-16 by Littleborough.

The hosts took an early lead before tries from Thomas Hunter and Cameron O’Donnell put the visitors in front.

Littleborough then hit back with two tries of their own.

Locklyn Grimshaw went over to keep the visitors in touch but eventually the hosts scored some late tries to secure the win.

A closely fought home game against Woolston Rovers saw the Panthers Under-10s take the honours.

After exchanging several sets, an unconverted try from Mark Critchley put the Panthers ahead but was quickly responded to with a field length try giving the visitors a two-point lead.

Critchley returned the favour and Ethan Fisher crossed the white wash.

Chorley’s Harvey Thompson converted the next try from Critchley.

Ben Connor and Adam Kirby added further scores in the 32-20 win.

The Under-8s defeated Leyland Warriors 20-16 to claim the derby day bragging rights.

In-form Riley Dervan scored a hat-trick whilst Ben Foster and Jaxon Worrell got on the score sheet in a top victory.

A switched on Under-7s side were in top form, thrashing Woolston Rovers 48-7.