Rugby Union: Pennington Shines in Caldy Win; Rugby World Cup/Local Rugby
Byline: By ANDREW STRATTON
CALDY maintained their good start to their first season in National Three North with a 45-24 win at Beverley
Tries were scored by Matt Pennington (2), Dave Mercer, Derek Salisbury, Liam Devaney and Richard Brad-shaw
Simon Mason produced an immaculate kicking display with six conversions and a penalty.
Birkenhead Park went down 16-0 at Kendal in North One. They created few scoring chances and conceded two tries, a penalty and a drop goal.
New Brighton and Chester enjoyed winning starts in North Two West.
New Brighton trailed 26-8 at the interval against Vale of Lune but hit back to snatch a 27-26 win in added time.
Kati Tuipulotu (2), John Brotherton and Chris Dale scored the Blues' tries and Stephen Dean landed two goals and a penalty.
Simon Love (2), Tom Chap-pell, Simon Abiero and Matt Sheen went in for Chester and Tom Foden managed one kick in their 28-3 win at Sandbach.
Leigh found Stockport too strong and went down 39-8.
Wirral won 30-21 at Widnes in South Lancashire/Cheshire One. Ali Baker (2) and Ian White touched down and Dan Harvey kicked the rest of the points.
Hoylake were edged out 22-18 by Sale. …