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The Kirkham Grammar School First XV played their first match for three weeks at home to Manchester GS and were 22-0 winners.

A Kieran Wilkinson penalty was all that separated the teams at half-time. However, with scrum-half George Carter running the show, KGS lifted their game in the second half and scored three tries.

KGS Second XV dominated Manchester GS to win 60-0. Early tries by Aaron Harris, captain Ed Lavelle and Nick Coleman put the home side in control, then prop Lewis Booth slid over as KGS led 26-0 at half-time.

Chris Walker scored next before centre Matt Gallagher added two and stand-in scrum-half Gabriel Bland completed the scoring. Aaron Birchall was in fine form.

KGS U16 faced a bigger Manchester side in the Lancashire Cup and lost 29-19 despite scoring first through James Allum.

However, Manchester then scored twice and never relinquished their lead, despite two KGS tries from Ryan Leach.

The U13 drew an exciting game away to Manchester 24-24. The hosts scored first against thr run of play but KGS hit back before half-time as Luc Slater put Tom Coulston through a gap for a try.

Shaw and Thomas got the visitors on the front foot in the second half as Macauley and Gooderham scored fine tries.

Manchester scored next but Colston’s second got KGS back in front only for the hosts to touch down and equalise with the final kick of the game.

AKS First XV lost 30-19 to Welsh visitors Rydal Penrhos.

They conceded two tries in the first 10 minutes before two Ellis Whorlton-Jones penalties and a well-taken Sam Fish try, converted by Whorlton-Jones, turned the match around at 13-10. However, the dynamic Welsh pack powered over to lead 17-13 at half-time.

AKS could only add two Whorlton-Jones penalties in the second half, despite turnovers from Sunil Hutchinson and Rory Douglas. Broadbent and Fisher were among others who impressed.

AKS U15 travelled to Rydal in awful conditions and scored first when Alex Clayton gathered his kick to slide over.

Just before half-time, George Bell powered over from Max Buckingham’s pinpoint pass to make it 10-0.

In the second half, Rydal pulled a try back within a minute but AKS defended strongly and Clayton’s penalty made it 13-5.

A second home try cut the lead with 10 minutes left, then rampaging runs by Harrison Thomas-Cooper and Owen Walton enabled Harvey Moore to score. Jake Brown scored the final try from a pass by Clayton, who added the conversion for a 27-10 win.

AKS U14 lost 30-22 to Rydal Penrhos in Colwyn Ball but fought back will in the second half. Reece scored the opening try but the hosts crossed for four by half-time. AKS hit back with two Fenn Breakell tries and one from Alex Higham but time ran out.

Rossall U14 were 24-14 Lancashire Cup winners away to Range HS in Formby, Merseysdie.

Rossall were soon on the front foot and number eight Cameron Niland picked up from the scrumbase and beat two defenders to score.

Range dominated the rest of the half, and Rossall had to defend well to restrict them to a 14-7 half-time lead.

Two breaks by Harrison Cardwell resulted in tries for man of the match Wizaso Chavula, who turned provider as Ben Lever raced clear from halfway to complete the scoring.