POCKLINGTON RUFC'S honest efforts at feathers Field were not enough as Lymm' counter-attacking skills saw the Cheshiremen go home with 42-7 success.

There had been little between the sides in the first half but Lymm went clear in the second period to finish with six converted tries and all but consign Pock to relegation from North Premier.

Pocklington had long periods on the offensive, spending more time in Lymm territory than vice versa. But the pace of the Lymm breakaways was the game's salient feature - three times Pock losing possession in attack and Lymm racing to the other end to score.

The writing was on the wall from the outset as Lymm shipped the ball wide from the kick-off to burst clear down the right and cut inside to the posts.

Pock launched some early attacks but Lymm booted long downfield, forced a five-yard scrum, then showed strength as well as speed for their backs to crash over.

With scrum-half Ben Rees prompting and probing after a long absence, Pocklington continued to have their moments, and they got it right on the half-hour as flanker Karl Durkin came away from his own half before slick hands sent wing Jack Walters steaming down the clubhouse side.

When he was hauled down inside the 22, the ball was shipped left and, after a couple of pack drives, centre Jonty Peters burrowed over in the corner. Christian Pollock's conversion hit a post and dropped in.

Having worked hard to get back into contention by the interval, Pock saw the game go away from them after a nightmare start to the second period.

Dropped ball deep in Lymm's half saw the visitors whip it wide left to scamper 80 yards to score. And when Pock's restart did not go 10 metres, Lymm kept the ball until an opening appeared for another try.

Pock never stopped trying and again had attacking moments, but the difference in quality was demonstrated on the hour as an offload went astray for Lymm to again break upfield and score.

Then Tom Richardson, who had moved from wing to replacement scrum-half, made a good break up the middle only for Pock to be penalised at the breakdown. Lymm kicked to the corner and a lineout runaround found a hole for their sixth try.