ILKLEY are hoping to home in on another win after recording their first victory of 2018 on Saturday.

They defeated the North Premier League’s bottom team Pocklington

27-22 at Stacks Field last Saturday.

Now they are sizing up second-placed Lymm who visit Ilkley on Saturday.

One of the most pleasing features of the win over Pocklington was the performance of 18-year-old second row Pete Erskine.

He impressed in the line-out and gave a solid all-round display on his debut.

Erskine helped Ilkley to secure good ball from the line-out where they have struggled in recent weeks.

“I coached Pete as a youngster and I am delighted for him,” said head of rugby Rhys Morgan.

“I believe he can go on to be a very good player for us.

“Pete and flanker Pat Power did great work in the line-out and that was extremely pleasing.”

Erskine’s performance seems certain to earn him another chance to impress against Lymm. “All the team did well against Pocklington and that is a good position going into Saturday,” added Morgan.

“For once the bounce of the ball and the key moments went our way.

“Although the conditions were appalling, we did manage to play some good rugby.

“It was also pleasing that we scored four tries to gain a bonus point.

“I feel certain this will give the players a lift.

“The pressure does build up when you are on a losing run like we were.”

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