Aldwinians recorded their first victory of the season against Cumbrian opponents Wigton at Audenshaw Park.
With the hard work by the Aldwinians coaching staff over the last two months starting to pay off the game started with a concerted drive and maul featuring back row Rubin Holland and Mike Moreland allowing the final drive from second row James Summerscales to touch down on 4 mins with centre James Worrall making the conversion putting Aldwinians into 7-0 lead.
Wigton had chance to advance with a penalty kick at the posts, but they missed. With the game approaching the half hour, another driving maul masterminded by Gidman left second row Andrew Ormrod the opportunity to to score the second try which Worrall converted.Towards the end of a great first half, Worrall then sent a neat drop goal through the uprights for a 17 -0 half time lead.
As the second half progressed alarm bells bagan to ring as Wigton ran the ball from a short penalty on 42 mins and drove the ball over the try line to narrow the margin to 17-7 and during next twenty minutes Aldwinians cam under intense presure from Wigton.
The combative Wigton pack, now playing much improved rugby forced Aldwinians into more penalty errors but they managed to fend off the danger. However, on the 57th minute the Wigton backs whisked the ball through the hands out to the right wing who was unmarked to score in the corner to close the gap to 17-12.
There was a tense final 20 mins but steadily the threat from Wigton was contained and a drop goal chance was presented to Mooney on 78 mins which he planted firmly between the posts. Aldwinians ran out worthy 20-12 victors.