CHORLEY Panthers rugby league club returned to action as the Under-14s recorded a 30-14 victory against Woolston Greens.

The side kicked-off their Super 8s campaign and survived some early pressure to open the scoring when Joe Sumner put Tom Williams through a gap and set up Matthew Duckworth for the try.

Woolston levelled the scoring soon after until Williams went over in the corner and followed up with a superb conversion from the touchline.

Woolston failed to deal with the second half restart and Tom Hunter capitalised from the drop out to go over for his first score at this level.

Further converted tries then followed with Sumner and Williams crossing the white line as Chorley started to dominate.

Despite the visitor’s spirited efforts, securing themselves two unconverted tries, the final whistle blew on a resounding success for the Panthers.

Elsewhere, the u11s pulled off a narrow 30-24 win visiting the Swinton-based Folly Lane.

Folly Lane were quick off the mark with an unconverted try but Archie Bower’s great approach work helped deliver Jack Fairclough over the line for a try successfully converted by Mark Critchley.

The hosts took a 10-6 lead but as half-time loomed Critchley scored two terrific tries, with conversions from Adam Kirby and Fairclough, giving the Panthers an eight-point lead at the break.

The game of see-saw continued into the second half when Folly Lane narrowed Chorley’s lead to two points following a converted try.

Chorley’s Ben Connor then converted a class try from Bowers but Folly Lane refused to lie down striking again with another unconverted try.

With just a few minutes remaining and the pace increasing, Critchley seized another and Euan Fenandez added the extras.

Despite Folly Lane’s determination and final try in the last play of the game, the whistle was sounded to a Panthers victory.

Meanwhile, the u9s made it a clean-sweep of victories as they defeated Rochdale Cobras 40-28.

Both teams took time to settle but Jaxon Worrell was soon into confident stride securing a hat-trick from his first four touches and eventually settling for a final tally of five tries.

The talented all-rounder Isaac Graham delivered a tacking showcase as well as a brace of tries.

Harry Townsend’s strong all-round performance added another and Ben Foster topped off his tireless tackling with a pair.

With strong defensive work from the likes of Kyle Forrest and debutant Jack Townley, the final whistle blew with Chorley three tries ahead of the opposition.