KNUTSFORD will aim to return to winning ways this weekend after suffering their first loss in four games on Saturday.

They were beaten 41-12 at home by Warrington seconds in a fiery contest that ended with a bust-up and will look to put that behind them when visit lowly Altrincham Kersal seconds on Saturday.

Knutsford, who are fourth in Halbro North West League Division Two South, had their heads help up high as they went into the contest.

But Warrington asserted their authority and strength as the game wore on.

Knutsford scored the opening try from a training grund move on the back of mounting pressure.

Alex Malcolm drew two Warrington defenders onto him, creating space on the wing for Gianluca Edwards to offload a pass to Dominic Anglin who crossed wide out.

More pressure from Knutsford resulted in a Warrington sin-binning due to ill-discipline but the hosts could not capitalise.

Against the run of play Warrington touched down after several phases and two more tries early in the second half put Knutsford on the back foot.

Warrington put the game to bed with a few more tries before Joaquim Marques responded with a quick tap-and-go try which was successfully converted by Alex Malcolm.