COACH Dave Crouch wants his Bolton RUFC side to maintain their momentum after a first win on the road at Hawcoat Park on Saturday.

The Cherry and Whites won 38-15 in Cumbria to break their away duck at the third attempt in the North Lancs/Cumbria Division and Crouch hopes the confidence his side take from that will serve them well in Saturday’s cup clash at Didsbury Toc H.

Bolton visit the South Lancs and Cheshire Division Two outfit in the second round of the Lancashire Plate, looking to build on their six tries at Hawcoat Park.

Crouch said: “Toc H are a division below us but we know it is a cup game and anything can happen if you are not on your game.

“But we are playing with confidence as Saturday’s win showed and we will be looking to get through again after our first-round win against Tyldesley.

“The mood around the camp is great at present, there is so much energy in the group and good numbers are turning up at training each week and working hard.

“We are a strong side but need to keep playing well to maintain that momentum we have.”

The latest victory has only enhanced the feelgood factor around Avenue Street after six tries aided the win in Barrow in Furness on Saturday.

Scores for Chris Cockton, Ryan McClusky, Gaz Pritchard, Kieran Shacklock, Alex Waddicar and a penalty try for skipper Rhys Pritchard – along with three successful conversions for the captain made it a comfortable day for Crouch’s side and even two late home tries could not dampen the mood afterwards.

Crouch told The Bolton News: “It was a tremendous performance – we played with style and scored six good tries.

“They had a big set of forwards but we moved the ball quickly and had won the game by the time they scored two tries late on.

“The tackling from the defence was superb throughout.

“The lad stuck to the game plan and it was pleasing to see, especially as it was our first away win.

“We are beginning to get a good team together now and have a good solid group to pick from.”

One player who stood out at Hawcoat Park was man of the match and try scorer McClusky and the coach was full of praise for the youngster.

“His try was awesome,” Crouch added. “He picked it up eight metres from our line and their players bounced off him as he ran the length of the pitch to score.

“He is improving so much each game and is going to be a really good player – you can see that already.”