HAVING moved from his regular fly-half role to full-back, the impact of Bob MacCallum’s on-field coaching on Wilmslow Wolves was clear.

Once again, they prevailed in a nail-biter as Stockport were beaten 22-29 on their own turf.

As well as defensive organisation, MacCallum provided three goals with the boot as the Wolves recovered from a nightmare start to earn victory.

They found themselves 12-0 down within the first 10 minutes, with scrum-half Rory Austin and winger Dudley Southern both crossing to give Stockport a dream opening.

Soon though, Wilmslow started to create opportunities and they eventually took one, with crisp narrow-side passing putting scrum-half Sean Street over for their first try.

Alex Taylor then caught everybody off guard with the final play of the first half, breaking from a scrum to score and give Wilmslow a half-time lead.

That seemed to galvanise them and two more scores seemed to put the game out of Stockport’s reach.

First, Adam Taher broke from a catch and drive to touch down in the corner before MacCallum split the Stockport defence and timed his pass to send Jonny Kennedy over and secure a bonus point.

To their credit, Stockport refused to lie down and after securing a turnover and a penalty lineout, their forwards drove over the line with substitute Jordan Pearson claiming the five points.

They then kicked a penalty to reduce Wilmslow’s lead to four points with enough time remaining, but their discipline then let them down badly.

The hosts were penalised at the breakdown and while Wilmslow could not drive over from the lineout, Stockport were called offside and MacCallum kicked the penalty to restore a seven-point lead.

Despite being on the receiving end of a late barrage, Wilmslow held the hosts at bay to secure their win.

They move onto a home game against Northwich on Saturday, kick off 3pm.