ALTRINCHAM Kersal's first XV bounced back to winning ways with a 22-12 victory in their rearranged North One West clash at Wilmslow.

After defeat against Northwich seven days earlier, Kersal were dominant from the outset, pushing Wilmslow back into their own half.

Andrew Frost gained the early advantage with a great try, converted by the in-form and accurate Dave Coleman.

Just before half time, and after a rare venture into Kersal territory, Wilmslow bagged themselves a try to reduce the arrears to 7-5 at the break.

The second half saw Kersal again on the front foot and they bagged another try after a blistering run from John Coulson with Coleman again converting.

Coleman then scored a try of his own to increase the visitors' advantage, before they were pegged back to 19-12 by a converted home try.

But the result was sealed when Coleman kicked a penalty to round off the scoring.

Kersal host Burnage this weekend, while the second team visit Widnes and the thirds are on the road at Glossop.

On Sunday, it was the juniors' turn to taste victory when the Under-12s beat Marple 18-0 to progress in the Cheshire Plate.