Burtonwood A 6-66 Heysham Atoms A

Jack Lawton. Picture: Rob Shaw.
Jack Lawton. Picture: Rob Shaw.

The Heysham Atoms’ second string took centre stage on Saturday after the first team saw their trip to Irlam Hornets postponed.

With the trip to Salford moved to June 28, the A team produced a fine display to seal the latest big win for the club at Burtonwood.

The squad contained eight of their highly impressive under 18s team, with only one player over the age of 28.

The youth and exuberance of the Atoms side totally outplayed their more experienced hosts with Billy Livingstone opening the scoring.

Strong running from second row Chris Strachan then brought him his first try of the contest and Jack Lawton made it 18-0 with a try wide out on the left.

The blistering start was maintained and the Atoms were soon 30-0 to the good with just over a quarter of the game gone thanks to a Hesketh try closely followed by Livingstone’s second.

After some excellent defence, man of the match Lawton scored his second try breaking from long distance and finishing off under the posts. Young centre Kai Davis followed up with a try in similar fashion.

Prop forward Jason Short finished the scoring in the first half with a 60-yard solo effort giving the Atoms an 48-0 advantage at the break.

Within five minutes of the restart the Atoms were at it again with the hard-working Strachan grabbing his second before a full-length score from hooker Matty Humpage.

There was then a scoring lull until Dan Helme forced his way over close to the posts taking the free-flowing Atoms past the 60-point mark.

All The Atoms 11 tries were converted using five different kickers in a totally dominant display.