CHORLEY Panthers Under-9s were in fine try-scoring form in defeating Accrington Wildcarts 13 tries to five.

The depleted under 9s had the privilege of travelling to Accrington for what was the newly formed Wildcats first competitive game.

Panthers’ Isaac Graham was the man of the match and filled his boots with a five-try-haul, Ben Foster completed a hat-trick, Jaxon Worrell helped himself to a brace and further tries came from Kyle Forrest, James Baxter and Harry Townsend.

Taking turns to supplement a reduced Wildcats, Townsend, Foster and Worrell all came close to scoring for the hosts but it was testament to Chorley’s constantly improving defence that they were kept at bay.

Townsend was the top tackler and delivered a solid defensive display and was awarded opposition man of the match for his selfless efforts during his spell wearing a Wildcats shirt.

Baxter produced some defence splitting runs and Jack Townley (Best Effort) gave a spirited performance in only his second match.

In their first-ever game, the Wildcats performed astoundingly with the blindingly quick McKenzie Field scoring a hat-trick and securing himself the man of the match award from the visitors.

Elsewhere, the Panthers u11s were on the losing side 24-4 against Orrell St James.

They travelled to battle hard against a very good Orrell St James side who scored tries either side of half time to gain a convincing win.

The Panthers refused to let their heads drop and were eventually rewarded with an unconverted try on the stroke of half time.

A great offload from Jack Fairclough delivered Ethan Fisher over the line for the Panthers four points.

The man of the match award went to Callum Marchant Goulding, while best effort title was given to Mark Critchley and Adam Kirby was the top tackler for the Panthers.

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