Lymm RFC were formed in January 1960 and played their first game on 5 March of that year against Warrington YMCA ‘A’ team, a game they won 19-14.
Our own history with Lymm is very brief.
The two clubs met for the first time on 21 December 2002 in round five of the old Powergen Cup at Haworth Park.
Hull were playing in North Two East at that time. The game was a very tight affair which Lymm won by 13-11. Hull’s try came from hooker Adam Atkinson and player-coach Gary Pearce at fly-half landed two penalties.
Fast-forward to season 2015-16 when the sides clashed twice in National Three North.
On 6 February, Hull won the game at Crouchley Lane by 25-24 and try-scorers were Danny Hague, Joe Stafford and Tomasi Tanumi. Conversions came from Lee Birch and Josh Bragman, who also landed two penalties.
The return fixture at the Ferens saw Hull again victorious by 29-23 with tries from Ali Heard, Joe Martin and J. Threaves plus a penalty try. Josh Bragman kicked three conversions and a penalty goal.
Last season on 22 October 2016 we won 22-16 at the Ferens Ground with tries from Joe Martin (2), Joe Stafford and Lee Birch, with Birch converting three of them.
In the return game at Crouchley Lane on 18 February 2017 we duly completed the double with a convincing 38-7 victory. Tries came from Steve Hihetah (3), Tom Rice, Cameron Curry and Lee Brown. Tomasi Tanumi landed five conversions and a penalty goal to complete the scoring.
Last season Lymm finished eighth in the table and ourselves third. This season after just four games Lymm head the table with a maximum 20 points, three points ahead of ourselves.
Their results are:
Morley (A) won 37-15
Billingham (H) won 28-7
Sandal (A) won 46-5
Wirral (H) won 33-13
All of these sides played are in the bottom six of the league table at the time of writing. Morley, Billingham and Sandal have yet to win a game.
Compiled by Norman Angell.