Hat-trick of tries for Kavanagh

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CHORLEY 2nds put their place in the history books after their 27-5 victory over Colne wrapped up the second string’s first cup or league victory since 1882.

Martin Riley’s side started the game strong and opened the scoring through Steve Pearson, as he barged over the tryline to the right of the posts.

Chorley continued to press and it wasn’t long before a fine passing move between backs and forwards combined for Andy Kavanagh to go over for the first of what would transpire to be a hat-trick performance for the No.8 .

Kavanagh’s second try was then followed by the try of the game for Chorley when debutant winger Sam Dunn out-paced the Colne defence to take Chorley into a 20-0 lead.

Colne got on the scoresheet before half-time.

In the second half, Chorley showed some outstanding defence with brothers Martin and Lee Rogers combining well to keep Colne out. It allowed the visitors to extend their lead as Andy Kavanagh caped a fine individual performance with his third try which again followed a fine passing move.

Steve Pearson added the extras to take the final score to 27-5 to Chorley.

This victory secures the University of Salford 5 North title for Chorley 2nds with three matches remaining.

Elsewhere, the 1st team bounced back from two defeats on the trot beating Old Bedians 31-10.