A LAST-MINUTE penalty kick from Northwich firsts' Nick Baldwin saw them beat Altrincham Kersal firsts 23-20 in North One West on Saturday.

Kersal had travelled to Moss Farm looking to continue their recent good form and they pushed Northwich back immediately, bagging 14 points early on – Andrew Frost and Callum Yates with the tries, Dave Coleman again stepping up to execute the conversions. 

Northwich were struggling to keep up but were handed a lifeline in the form of Kersal's rising penalty count.

Kersal led 17-10 at half time but they were faced with a different Northwich in the second half and with five minutes to go the scores were level at 20-20.

And then the late penalty gave the hosts victory.

Kersal visit AK Wilmslow on Saturday for a rearranged fixture. 

There were better fortunes for seconds and thirds as they both secured wins.

The seconds hosted Didsbury TocH and won 36-12 in a convincing performance, their tries coming from Matt Moss, Paul Appleton, Jon Dodd, Andy Frain, Cameron Thornburn and Paul Howarth with conversions from Jack Braithwaite (two) and Paul Howarth (one).

The thirds won their local derby at Trafford MV with a rampaging 53-3 scoreline.

Sunday saw the U17s Colts hosting local rivals Bowdon, in a clash of the top two which ended 21-13 in Kersal's favour.

Tries came from Tom Gill and Tom Sullivan, while Max Brookes kicked three penalties and one conversion.

The U14s ran in eight tries in their 48-40 win at Heaton Moor.

There were notable performances from Tom Slade, with a hat-trick, Ollie Dunne, Oliver Jackson and Max Hastings.

The women's section are hosting a free Warrior Camp to introduce females to the basics of rugby on Friday, March 2 from 7pm-8.30pm at Stelfox Avenue.

For more information email markgoodman@rfu.com.