WIRRAL RFC recorded a notable victory against third place Sandbach in front of their biggest crowd of the season at the Memorial Ground. 

The home team started well with a try after three minutes through Tom Akehurst, converted by Dan Harvey, playing his 300th game, however Sandbach quickly equalised through a mistake, two minutes later.

Wirral would go on to dominate the remainder of the half, scoring three more tries, through Mark Williams, Harvey and Jacob Mitchell, giving them a try bonus point before half time, one of which was converted.

Sandbach struck back in the period before half time, scoring two penalties to leave the score 24-13 at half time.

In the second half both teams played with tighter defences as Sandbach had the territory advantage but the Wirral defence held out and eventually after 20 minutes Wirral got back into game and put pressure on Sandbach again.

Towards the end of the game, Ben Brooks converted a long penalty before a further penalty extended the Wirral lead to 30-13 at the final whistle.

Wirral do not have a game next week as they played during one of the weeks where other games were postponed but their next match is away at second placed Lymm on February 11.