It was a brilliant afternoon for Millom last Saturday, as they put in a full 80-minute display to defeat close rivals Hensingham 32-18 in Division Three of the National Conference League, writes Elliot Burrow.

The home side began the first-half the better of the two teams, and they made their early pressure count when Charlie Emslie found his way over the line to score. Adam Kelly stepped up and converted to give them a 6-0 lead.

The amount of errors Hensingham were making cost them dearly as Millom scored two tries in two minutes to extend their lead.

Noah Robinson went over first before player-coach Tom Sibley managed to find his way over with a typical strong run and finish which he has been doing for the Woolybacks for years. Kelly converted one of the two tries to make it 16-0.

However, the visitors were offered a glimmer of hope right on the stroke of half-time when Steve Smith scored and it was converted to make the score 16-6 at the break.

Hanley Dawson started the second-half scoring off with a superb effort to put his side back into a 16-point lead before Hensingham responded again when Luke Charlton scored from close range.

Lee Postlethwaite then got in on the act, scoring his first points since returning from his serious shoulder injury which he sustained on last year's BARLA tour, but Luke Charlton's second afternoon reduced the gap to eight points as the match entered its crucial stage

Hensingham then knocked on over the line before Millom re-asserted their control in the last five minutes with a try from Ross Brookes and a penalty goal from Kelly allowed them to see out the game.