Clitheroe maintain good form

Richard Few
Richard Few

Clitheroe put Vale of Lune firmly to the sword at Littlemoor, scoring six tries in a gritty, if slightly error-strewn performance to claim a 36-16 triumph.

Clitheroe, found themselves under the cosh early on, opening their account with a penalty after five minutes.

They managed to settle, and although slightly against the run of play, captain Richard Few snapped up a loose ball and carve up the midfield to dot down under the posts. David Kenyon popped over the extras.

By the interval Few had nabbed another one and Clitheroe were 14-3 up.

The visitors nicked back a score of their own after the restart, but a well-placed penalty kick from Kenyon put the Maroon and Golds five metres from the line, and Clitheroe showed England how to do it with Will Dickenson.

Man of the match Few pounced for two more tries, showing a sharp pair of heels to his would-be tacklers, and young pretender Joe Weld-Blundell showed a touch of class to wrap up the scoring.

Clitheroe seconds maintained their unbeaten start to the season, winning 48-0 at Preston Grasshoppers fifths.

Clitheroe’s first try came from a simple move , ending in Dave Watson crashing over. Mitch Jones added the extras.

Austin Wensley went in for the second, before Jim Smith powered over from short range. Jones adding the extras.

The final score of the half also went to Smit, making it 24-0.

Joel Levins and Miles Sharples, both on their first starts of the season, crossed for tries in rapid succession.

Jones converted both scores.

Levins added another, and Ben Graves rounded off the scoring, Jones once again with the conversion.