SALE FC were back on form with a six-try win against Blackheath on Saturday.

They triumphed 43-18 in National League One to register a third win from six games so far.

The opening minutes were dominated by kicking exchanges, but Sale quickly asserted themselves and drew a penalty as Blackheath succumbed to the pressure.

Number eight Jared Williams peeled off the base of a scrum to open the scoring with a try on 10 minutes.

Chris Johnson kept the pressure on with his tactical kicking, and extended the lead to 10 points with a penalty goal on 24 minutes.

Blackheath scrum-half, Jack Daly, found centre Leo Fielding in space with 50 metres to run, but he still scored, Mark Cooke adding the extra points.

With half time approaching, Sale skipper Andy Hughes scored following a textbook line-out catch and drive from 10 metres out.

An early penalty in the second half earned Blackheath three points but Sale stuck to their plan and within minutes, the pack were camped on the opposition line, prop Dan Burchill scoring from close range.

Some slick handling and solid tackling kept the visitors on the back foot, winger Patrick Ah Van delighting the crowd with a number of exhilarating tackles.

In the last quarter, Fergus Mulchrone sprinted the length of the pitch to score, taking the game further away from the visitors.

Winger Jack Moorhouse got in on the act with a try as he joined in a forward drive and minutes later Mulchrone scored his second try following some slick handling from Johnny Leota.

Blackheath did manage a consolation try from flanker Josh Poole in the dying minutes but there was no escaping the all-round effort and skill from the whole Sale squad in registering a fine victory.