Wigton 36-15 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale.
Kirkby Lonsdale.

A depleted Kirkby Lonsdale side went down 36-15 at Wigton in North One West on Saturday.

The home side were ahead just two minutes in as outside centre Will Miller cut through Kirkby to create a two-on-one before feeding his support runner who scored under the posts for a converted try before repeating the trick for a 14-0 lead after just five minutes.

Kirkby slowly came to life but were dealt a major blow on 17 minutes when stand in fly half Jack Akrigg was forced to leave the field due to injury.

Wigton withstood pressure from the Kirkby scrum as the visitors failed to capitalise with the West Cumbrians adding a third converted try on the half hour.

The hosts then lost Elliot Armstrong to a yellow card with Kirkby profiting from the man advantage as they clawed their way back into the game with tries from Ed Towers and captain Matt Hughes making it 21-10 at the break.

A Wigton penalty extended the lead to 24-10 early in the second half and despite it being Grand National day Kirkby simply weren’t at the races.

A Kirkby pass was intercepted just inside the 22 as Wigton tightened their grip with a further try to make it 29-10 entering the final quarter.

The visitors didn’t give in however as Sam Chesney-Benson scored Kirkby’s third try after an excellent series of scrums.

Wigton had the final say however as they avenged their defeat at Underley Park earlier in the season with a well-deserved victory.

Kirkby Lonsdale finish their season at home to Wilmslow next Saturday.