Maroon and Golds extend home rule

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart

Clitheroe remain unbeaten on their Littlemoor turf this season after a six-try romp over Crosby St Marys.

Marco Vaghetti returned in the centres, and up front there was a recall for Ross Chamberlain and Andrew Rigby at lock and Sam Thornber at number eight.

After a very brief period of pressure on the line, Clitheroe found themselves stood under the posts wondering what had happened. However, they slowly managed to get into gear and began to play a bit of decent rugby.

Eventually live wire centre Craig Procter bustled over to open their account. And a penalty kick from skipper Nathan Peel put them ahead at half-time.

Some frank words at the interval seemed to refocus the team, and excellent approach work from the forwards created some space and front foot ball for the backs. When the ball moved down the line, full back Chris Stewart powered away for an excellent score, Peel on hand with the extras.

After a brief fightback it was one way traffic. Stewart grabbed another one, sprinting in from 50 metres out.

Flank forward Richard Slinger crashed over in the corner, before the captain got in on the act on his birthday.

Then almost as the referee was about to blow, Sam Thornber carved his way through a tired defence to wrap up the scoring for the Maroon and Golds.

The first XV have a blank weekend, while the seconds travel to Garstang on Saturday. Supporters are welcome.