ALTRINCHAM Kersal firsts continued their unbeaten run with a bonus-point 29-22 victory at home against Glossop in Lancashire/Cheshire Division One.

Glossop’s forwards were dominant from the first whistle and confined Kersal to their own half.

Although being pressed in their half for most of the first 40 minutes, the possession Kersal managed to get was profitably used and swift passing to winger Jack Wise saw him run the full length of the field to cross for the first try after only three minutes.

This pattern continued with Altrincham scoring five tries by half time.

Wise completed his hat-trick, with other tries coming from JP Singleton and Callum Robinson with fly-half Jacob Daldrey converting two of them.

Full-back Rob Worsfold did a marvellous job mobilising the three-quarters defence and from a superb break by him from in front of his own posts, he put Singleton away for the fourth try, also having a hand in the fifth try which went through six pair of hands before Robinson crossed the line.

Despite their forward dominance and large amount of possession, Glossop’s three-quarter attacks were easily snuffed out by the Kersal defence.

Approaching half time, Glossop’s only points had come from a penalty goal but on the stroke of the interval their scrum half, J Tennant, slipped around the blindside of a scrum to score in the corner, which was converted to make the half-time score 29-10.

In the second half, the Kersal defence had to go into overdrive to keep out the rampaging Glossop pack but hold out they did, only conceding an early penalty try and another unconverted try in the last 10 minutes.

Despite unrelenting pressure in those last 10 minutes, Glossop failed to add to their score as Kersal held firm to stay top of the league.

The seconds lost 43-15 at Kirkby Lonsdale after being only being two points adrift at half time.

On Sunday, Kersal's Senior Colts got back to winning ways, beating Heaton Moor 22-14.

The under-14s, also at home, secured another fantastic win by beating Knutsford 28-19 in the Cheshire Cup

On Saturday, Kersal firsts visit Liverpool Collegiate, the seconds host Glossop seconds and the thirds visit Ashton-under-Lyne – all 2.15pm kick offs.

* Kersal's women's section are inviting all women and girls to their Barbarians-style event on next Friday under the floodlights, with all welcome from experienced players to those wanting to give rugby a try.