Sharp performance by young Tom

Jai Lilley scores a try
Jai Lilley scores a try

Chorley Panthers open-age side ended the season on a high as they defeated Wigan St Jude’s 36-18.

Youngster Tom Sharp was the star of the show with a hat-trick of tries and five


Other tries came from Neil Prescott, Connor Wilkinson and Michael Jessiman.

n A depleted Panthers Under-15s side shipped 50 points in a heavy defeat against Thatto Heath Crusaders in the semi-final of the Lancashire Cup.

The two sides went set for set for the opening 10 minutes before a lack of urgency in the visitors’ defence allowed Crusaders to open the scoring with a try under the sticks. Panthers captain Owen Farnworth hit back straight from the restart, but more slack defending saw Crusaders regain the lead.

Jack Thompson then crashed over under the posts to reduce the deficit on the stroke of half-time.

The St Helens outfit, showed their class in the second half, and crossed the whitewash a further four times to reach the half century and claim a final spot.

n The Under-11s ran out 40-24

winners against Wrexham.

There was tries aplenty from Thomas Hunter (2), Joseph Latus, William Orr, Adam Lister (2), Cameron O’Donnell, Daniel Kirkby and the outstanding Indra Lilley, who helped himself to a brace.

n The Under-14s defeated their arch nemesis Widnes Moorfield 34-6.

They raced into the lead thanks to Christian Kellett, with Alfie Bowers and Jake Pass also crossing.

Panthers dominated the second half Kellett scoring two more, Pass grabbing a second and Jai Lilley, topping off a superb performance with a try of his own.

n The Under-7s defeated Bury 20-16 and 32-24 in two tough games, Ben Dootson scoring three tries in total.