RUSKIN'S unbeaten start to the season continued on Saturday with an impressive win against a very experienced Southport side.

The game started in bright sunshine and Ruskin were quickly into their stride with two early tries from tom lea and Sam Hughes, Southport responded with a bulldozing try and a penalty, Ruskin's more free flowing style quickly restored the advantage with a try out wide by skipper Sam Westhead and a second for tom lea. Ruskin were on the receiving end of the penalty count with Southport kicking two for a half time score of 24 14.

The second half started as the first with a early try from Westhead, and after a raking kick from Ben smith, a fine gather by Tom Lea to score his third try.

Liam McLaughlin yellow card reduced Ruskin to 14 men in which time Southport took advantage to score a try. Ruskin responded when Scott turner stretch over for a fine solo effort, and the scoring was rounded off after a superb break by Sam Hughes was finished off in style by skipper Westhead to achieve his third.

This was a fine performance by a young inexperienced Ruskin side, and great credit should go to the new coaching team of Richard hall and Steve wood for the style of play and team spirit within the side.