Lancashire/Cheshire Division Two

Oswestry 62

Port Sunlight 14

The Eagles moved third in the table after convincingly beating their Wirral-based visitors on Saturday.

Oswestry looked good from the off, but let several chances go begging, with poor handling seeing the side give their opponents the benefit of the doubt on a few occasions.

Despite being sluggish to start with, Oswestry took the lead through James Roberts who crossed the line for a try early on.

But the visitors were back in the game almost instantly, replying with a try of their own.

Oswestry were surprised to find themselves level, and looked to restore their lead from the restart.

Nikolai Nikolov looked dangerous on the ball whenever he got hold of it.

A swift counter-attacking move saw Oswestry regain the lead through Roberts after Mike Mhute showed his pace to take his team forward and win a lineout high up the field.

Roberts doubled his tally from the lineout and gave his team the lead again.

Oswestry were playing with great confidence as full-back Iwan Ellis took a kick through and ran back at the attack – the ball was shifted wide with Roberts again evading tackles and going over the line to grab his hat-trick.

The second half was a mirror image of the first, with Oswestry slow to start.

They eventually showed their class however when a well-worked move led by Nikolov eventually found Connor Crompton, who took the ball over the line to score a simple try.

This spurred Oswestry on as they looked to put the game to bed.

It was all one-way traffic as Connor Blair took Oswestry over the 50-point mark.

The English brothers Iwan and Gaz Ellis helped finish off the scoring when Iwan ran out of defence and Gaz took the pass and despite having the chance to cap a good performance with a try, passed out to the pacey Blair for his second try.

Harri Jones kicked the conversion and confirmed another win by a large margin for the Eagles.

Oswestry face Ruskin Park away on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Oswestry second XV lost 45-5 away to Oldershaw. They host West Park (St Helens) third XV on Saturday, October 19.