All three of Colne and Nelson’s senior teams were in action at the weekend, and enjoyed the perfect outcome.
The first team hosted Ormskirk and earned a 71-7 victory, while the seconds beat Fleetwood 39-17.
And the Colts won 38-32 at Oxton Parkonians.
In the first tean game, Ormskirk held their line well in first few encounters, before a handling error set up Colne’s first attack.
From the back of the scrum, stalwart Luke Edwards picked from the base and powered through from 10 metres.
This set the tone, with Ormskirk unable to cope with strong runners Edwards, Kinnane and Collins.
As the forwards made inroads and put points on the board, Cardwell continued to add the extras from in front, although he struggled in the conditions out wide.
But he soon found his range and missed very few conversions from then on.
As Ormskirk continued to battle on, they lost a few players to injury, and on 60 minutes, the referee asked both captains if the game was to end and the result to stand.
A few volunteers from Colne’s bench evened the teams up, and Ormskirk soon got their reward for their hard work on a difficult afternoon.
Some good interplay mbetween the forwards allowed a gap to open up on half way.
A pop to the winger saw him race away to dot down under the posts.
Colne seconds travelled with 11 players to face Fleetwood on the coast.
Colne kicked off and were met by a determined and considerably bigger Fleetwood pack.
With Colne’s back holding the pace and stamina advantage, the ball quickly found its way out to the wing, but with no support, Fleetwood turned over and crossed the white wash.
Colne answered back almost immediately as good passing between Kyle Daugherty and Dem made space for Sky, who crashed over under the posts, converted by Daugherty.
Fleetwood soon scored again, before Adam Williamson picked up from eight, and with a few pick and gos, Colne soon had their second try.
With the half-time whistle looming, a hack through from Fleetwood saw a chase between Dem and the winger. Dem missed kicking the ball into touch, which allowed for an easy pick up and score, as the hosts led 17-12 at the break.
From the restart, Adrian Morris set off on a powerful run and quick hands put Sky in space for his second try.
A catch and drive from Ash at the kick off got Colne going forward again and some good continuity from forwards and backs created space for Williamson to power over for his second try.
A couple more scores from Husband – his first ever try for the club after five years – and Sky, to complete his hat-trick, saw Colne to victory.
Finally, the Senior Colts Under 17s beat Oxton Parkonians 38-32 on Sunday.
Josh Clamp slipped through a tight defence to score as Colne trailed 25-10 at half-time.
In the second half, Ali Shah powering over, Clamp successfully converting in very windy conditions.
And the All Blacks added a couple more scores to emerge triumphant in a hard-fought game.