Wigton 10-40 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale.
Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale ran in six tries in an impressive win at Wigton in North One West on Saturday.

After withstanding some early pressure from the home side Kirkby went in front.

Dave Barton found good touch down the left 15 metres from the line after the hosts had been caught offside.

The visitors caught their lineout ball and drove before breaking loose, Stuart Storey taking a slip pass to score by the posts.

Ryan Terry added the conversion for a 7-0 lead after 13 minutes.

They soon added a second, Ben Walker jinking through to score with full back Terry again adding the extras.

As the half closed out Wigton opted for a penalty kick at goal but missed leaving Kirkby in a strong position going into the interval after a fairly scrappy first 40 minutes.

There was no let up for the hosts in the second half, Jonas Thorson finding a gap to dive through for the third try wide out on the left.

The distance and the angle were no problem for Terry who banged over the conversion over to extend Kirkby’s lead to 21-0 four minutes into the half.

Wigton gave the home fans something to cheer when they drove over for an unconverted try but the joy was short lived.

Prop Thorson was being given plenty of crash ball and loving every minute and from around the home twenty two, he broke a tackle to find himself in a little space and stepped inside a defender before jinking past the final tackle to score his second and Kirkby’s fourth to seal a bonus point. Terry again made no mistake with the conversion.

Barton then got his name on the scoresheet scoring two tries, the first converted by Terry but his second conversion slammed the upright as his 100 per cent record on the day came to an end.

With 10 minutes to go the game was over as a contest and looking to spread the ball Kirkby threw a few loose passes.

Wigton seized on one to score their second unconverted try as the game ended 40-10.

Some of the gloss was taken off the win when, in the last minutes of play, influential second row Nick Edney was hospitalised with a badly dislocated shoulder.