Lee Postlethwaite scored two tries, as Millom stood firm to defeat a spirited Drighlington 16-10 in their final home game of the season in Division Three of the National Conference League, writes Elliot Burrow.

The home side got off to a flier with a superb solo effort from Lee Postlethwaite, who picked the ball up on his own 20-metre line before sprinting the rest of the pitch to score under the sticks.

They then extended their lead on the ten-minute mark when Jordan Moyes’ kick rebounded back into the hands of Kyle Evans who took advantage to score. Rob Kelly this time couldn’t convert from a difficult position, but Millom led 10-0 already

The visitors weren’t going to lie down, however, and they responded with two tries in five minutes to bring the scores level. Joe Sheldon and Ryan Wilkes the scorers, with Mike Sanderson converting the latter.

With the match squared a 10-10 at half-time, Drighlington began the second half the stronger, but it was Millom who pounced when Postlethwaite, who has missed most of the season with injury, went over for his second try of the game. Kelly converted the try and Millom now led 16-10.

Things then turned ugly on 51 minutes when Steven McIntire was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle, but Millom managed to keep their composure and on McIntire’s return, things erupted again when the visitors' Connor Wright was binned for punching.

Millom couldn’t make the extra man count, but they held on what deserved win for player-coach Tom Sibley, who made his last home appearance in front of the Millom crowd. Astin Mossop picked up the man of the match award with a brilliant display and he can only hope to have a career as fruitful as Sibley’s.