POCKLINGTON RUFC have slipped to second bottom in North Premier following a 66-0 loss at Lymm.

In the first ever meeting between the sides, the hosts equalled their highest-ever points total and recorded their biggest margin of victory at this level.

Lymm took the lead through an unconverted try in the first five minutes, as the returning wing Joe Denman sprinted over the line from 22 metres.

Three minutes later, Denman scored his second under the posts after a speculative Pocklington kick had been collected and recycled.

The home side’s defence was then tested by a period of Pocklington pressure, but forced a turnover and took play to the halfway line. From the subsequent scrum, play was taken out left and a gap in the visitors’ defence was exploited to allow Richard McEvoy to run through.

Cormac Nolan was the next to cross the tryline, and then convert from out wide, before McEvoy touched down again following good work by the immense Ollie Higginson.

McEvoy completed his hat-trick before half-time, after Pocklington lost possession from a scrum on the halfway line.

Three minutes after the restart, as Lymm’s defence pressured Pocklington into a mistake around their 22, Joe Watson pounced on the ball and shrugged off several defenders to score an excellent try.

Pocklington continued to compete and frustrated the home attack, but Lymm still managed to score three times more through Higginson, Ashall and Sutherland.

Nolan’s two conversions from these scores took his personal tally to 21 points for the match.

Pocklington’s next game will be at home to bottom side Morley on Saturday, November 25.