Wilding stars for Panthers U-7s

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Chorley Panthers Under-7s enjoyed an emphatic victory over Oldham St Annes.

The first period saw three tries from each team, with Panthers coming from Charlie McDonald Two) and one from Luke McConnell .

Panthers’ defensive efforts were sound, particularly top tackler Andrew Wilding.

And Wilding bagged himself two tries in the second as Panthers shone in the final stages to secure a 28-16 win.

n Panthers Under-11s recorded an impressive victory, narrowly defeating Ince 36-34.

Liam Turner show quality when sidetepping a number of Ince players to score early on.

Ince immediately struck back with some nice flowing rugby, but a Joe Hackett brace ensured Panthers went in level at 18-18 at half time.

The second half started exactly the same as the first as Panthers crossed over early to take the lead.

Howard Hackett scooted in from the half-back position as Panthers started to take


Chorley continued playing their attacking style of rugby, and a great kick through from Liam Turner found Hackett on the wing who scored his second try of the day.

Ince soon hit back scoring in the dying minutes in the corner and converting the try as well, but some top tackling in the last few seconds of the game ensured a Panthers win.

n Panthers Under-12s suffered a heavy defeat at Cadishead, losing 40-18.

Tom Hunter bagged a brace of tries and Dylan Glover added one in the second half.

Bradley Scofield scooped the man-of-the-match award.

n Panthers Under-13s secured an excellent 28-18 victory over Waterhead in midweek.

Christian Kellett and man-of-the-match Joe Sharratt bagged the tries for Panthers as an excellent first-half performance all but sealed the victory there and then.

Waterhead did fiht back but Panthers showed their quality and held on to win by ten points.

n Panters Under-14s returned to winning ways with a hard fought 18-14 victory at Clock Face Miners.

George Pearson opened the scoring for Chorley before Dominic Norris increased the Panthers margin, powering over for a great try.

The St Helens side reduced the deficit with a try either side of half time.

But Eston James finished the scoring with a powerful surge to earn Chorley another valuable two points as they stay well in the hunt for league honours.