Kirkby Lonsdale 29-5 Wigton

Kirkby Lonsdale's Craig Galbraith.
Kirkby Lonsdale's Craig Galbraith.

There was no complacency at Underley Park as Kirkby beat respected old rivals Wigton.

Kirkby took the lead when scrum half Ben Walker whipped the ball right down the line for stand off Dave Barton to score mid-way between the posts and the right corner, centre Tom Pickthall adding the conversion.

From a scrum Kirkby drove over successfully for number eight Craig Galbraith to score the second try, Pickthall again adding the conversion.

Kirkby extended their lead when skipper Matt Hughes ambled over in the right corner for try number three, Pickthall’s conversion went just wide.

Galbraith then broke from the back of a scrum, took the ball up to half way and fed Barton who broke through a tackle into space and dummied the full back to score.

The next score came Kirkby’s way in the second half when after pressure down their left they spun the ball down the line and wide right for winger Harry Ralston to dive in at the corner, no conversion and it was 29–0.

Wigton did narrow the gap with an unconverted try late on but the result was never in doubt.