Super hat-trick for Adam

Panthers try scorer Jake Pass

Panthers try scorer Jake Pass

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Chorley Panthers Under-11s produced an outstanding defensive display to defeat Oldham outfit Limehurst Lions 30-0.

Adam Lister scored a fantastic hat-trick and powerhouse Tom Hunter also bagged a brace.

Indra Lilley scored a fine individual effort to put the icing on the cake.

n The improving Under-7s fought back to equalise four times and then run out winner at Folly Lane Crusaders.

A top defensive effort was rounded off with two tries each for Harry Townsend, Curtis Baker and Ben

Dootson.

n The Under-14s were looking to consolidate their position in the top three of the Premiership, but a lack of numbers saw them succumb to a 34-10 defeat against Halton Farnworth Hornets.

The sides have met previously with Halton running out the winners on each occasion.

Sunday was to be no different as from the opening minutes, Panthers failed to complete their sets and their plays were riddled with

errors.

The visitors raced into a

12-0 lead, just before the interval, with the impressive Harry Phillips, storming over to reduce the deficit.

The Hornets rain riot in the second half taking advantage of a sloppy Panthers

performance.

Jake Pass scored a consolation try late on but it was a day to forget for the Under-14s.

n Late withdrawals meant it was a bare 13 for the Under-15s when they made the journey to Orrell St James’.

When it isn’t your day, it just isn’t your day.

And despite matching the Blue and Golds physicality, a combination of weak defending and some very harsh decisions saw the hosts take full advantage to go in at the break 20 points to the good.

The second period saw Panthers up the intensity in defence.

However, just as the tide was beginning to turn, the Black and Whites were reduced to 11 when Jay Bairstow and Oli Butcher had to retire through injury.

Orrell took advantage to extend their lead, Jack Thompson hit back with a try of his own, but the lack of numbers seemed to cost the Panthers in the late stages of the game, as the Saints crossed the whitewash again to run out 38-6 winners.

The ability to convert chances and the numerical advantage proved to be a huge deciding factor.