BOLTON Rugby Union Club Under-15s' unbeaten start to the season came to a shuddering halt in a bruising home friendly with Heaton Moor.

The well-organised visitors, who play a division above Bolton, ran out 35-0 winners.

Despite industrious work from the ever-reliable trio of Fred Holt Gregson, Oliver Keogh and Ben Price in the middle Heaton Moor were funnelling the ball wide with ease, creating aces of space for their fast-paced backs to roam unhindered and score two converted tries in the first 15 minutes.

There was some good aggressive forward play from Sam Atherton and Blake Griffiths for Bolton, but by half time the match was effectively over as a contest after two further well-worked tries.

Bolton U13s also saw an end to their excellent start to the season as they went down 50-40 at home to Heaton Moor.

The visitors scored twice in the opening five minutes before Louie Ramm went over to pull it back to 10-5 after an incisive break by scrum-half Jack Good.

Heaton Moor opened up a 25-point gap with three unanswered tries by half time before Bolton rallied in magnificent style.

Ramm scored three tries, Luke Parry got his first try of the season after a jinking run down the left, Daniel McGuiness drove over from short range to make it 30-30 and, with Bolton rampant, Josh Bentley-Hughes added two more down the left to make it 40-30.

The game swung Heaton Moor's way from that point as they ran in four unanswered tries.

Bolton U8s played at Tyldesley where Saxon Youngman, Dan Entwistle, Finn Davies, Holly Turner and Tristan Jones impressed, while Freddie Forrest scored most tries for the u7s, also at Tyldesley, and James Braithwaite picked up the player-of-the-match award.