Heysham Atoms’ Under 18s went down fighting in a 30-18 friendly defeat to Chorley Panthers on Sunday.
The Atoms were first on the scoreboard after a solid start and it was Will Hunt who kicked for Kai Davis to score.
The Panthers warmed into the game however and took control of the latter part of the first half with the Atoms going in 20 points to six down at the break.
Heysham regrouped and again started the strongest with dangerous centre Davis scoring his second of the game.
Unfortunately concentration was poor from the kick-off and a knock on led to a further Chorley try.
Harry Agar and Dan Rodriguez worked hard defensively but couldn’t prevent the Panthers reaching the 30 point mark.
The Atoms finished off the scoring however with their third try of the game through Archie Rich.