KNUTSFORD Rugby Club seconds won 62-21 in persistent rainfall at Manchester Hawks, with Chris Edmunds enjoying an eventful afternoon.

He scored a hat-trick for Knutsford and then swapped sides and bagged another three for the home team, who were short-handed from the start and borrowed a few visiting players.

James Southall was the first to put points on the board with a blistering run. He would go on to seal a hat-trick too.

Cameron Smyth and Liam Boyle both looked hungry for points from the start, putting in big hits and play-dictating runs throughout the whole game.

Smyth’s power and persistence paid of to the tune of two tries.

Boyle also added his name to the scoresheet with a fantastic run through the Hawks defensive line.

Alex Malcom joined the action just before half time and added some extra flair, running past the hapless Hawks defenders to score a wonderful try on one occasion.

And from his beautiful attacking kick from the halfway line Malcom found Harry Mitchell on the 22 where the ball bounced up perfectly from the drenched pitch into his arms and he crossed the line.

George Hodskinson was brilliant in his attacking runs and possession of the ball all game.

Knutsford welcome Newcastle thirds on Saturday and will hope to continue this fine form.