Magic Mitchinson is a hat-trick hero

Chorley Panthers Under-7s
Chorley Panthers Under-7s

It was Friday night under the lights at Chisnall as Chorley Panthers Under -12s defeated West Bank 28-6 in a North West County Plate preliminary round tie.

Thomas Williams started the scoring with a 70-metre interception try converted by Tom Greenhalgh.

Charlie Mitchinson finished off a kick return play to beat numerous defenders in the corner, and he then followed up with his second try, although again the conversion was unsuccessful from the touchline.

Mitchinson went in for his hat-trick try in the second half and Williams threw an outrageous dummy to fool everyone and go over for his second try of the game.

The scoring was finished off by Howard Hackett going over from short range.

Panthers Under-11s were defeated 48-18 by Golborne Parkside.

Thomas Hunter powered over for two tries and Adam Lister scored a great long-range effort but the Golborne side proved to be too strong.

The Under-7s went down battling as they lost 32-12 to Crosfields.

Panthers tries were scored by Riley Dervan (2) and Nathan Holland.

Panthers Under-8s travelled to Ince Rose Bridge where they lost 24-12.

Low on numbers, Panthers found it tough going, despite taking an early lead through Charlie McDonald.

They spent the rest of the first half on the back foot, and with no substitutes available, ran out of steam.

The Under-14s side went up against reigning Premiership champions Wigan St Jude’s and, despite a battling performance, they lost 22-4.

Josh Gaskell was the only try scorer for Chorley.