Panthers see off the Bears

Chorley Panthers U10 side in action against Ashton Bears
Chorley Panthers U10 side in action against Ashton Bears

It was a mixed weekend of results for Chorley Panthers RL club.

The U10 side sealed a convincing 42-16 win over Ashton Bears.

Despite going behind to an early try from the Bears, the Panthers woke up with tries from Thomas Williams (two),Tom Greenhalgh and Eric Buckley to gave them a half time lead of 22-10.

The second half started with a storming try from Joe Hackett but the Bears came back with a try of their own.

Panthers took the game away from the Bears with further tries from Thomas Williams, completing his hat trick, a second from Tom Greenhalgh and a fine finish to a flowing move from the base of the scrum by Howard Hackett.

Elsewhere, Oliver Kirkman, Sam Carleton, Adam Lister, Tom Hunter and Oliver Kirkman were the scorers in the U9 side’s 34-4 win over Bury Broncos

There were also celebrations for the U12 side as they ran out 22-16 victors against Thatto Heath.

They were run close and nearly gave up their unbeaten run by making far too many errors in the first half. However they came good in the second to pinch the win, the try-scorers were Christian Kellett (2) Joe Bowden (2) and man of the match Cameron Moss.

Meanwhile, the Panthers U16 were triumphant in their 18-10 win against Waterhead.

It was a battle of the forward packs with props Jon Strange and Anthony Brown making the hard yards down the centre of the pitch before the ball was moved wide for Paddy Loughlin to open the scoring with his first try.

Further tries by Anthony Brown and George Burton after a mazy run to the line, saw Chorley take control in the second half.

Paddy Loughlin scored his second try in the left corner after good driving play from the forwards.

There was no such luck for the U7 side who narrowly lost 12-4 to Ince Rose Bridge.

Chorley showed promise of better things to come with their try from a well worked play as Frank Ingham drove for the line and scored successfully between the posts.

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