"Off day,' but it's still a five-try victory for Rotherham's rugby men
Titans ran in five tries to take it 33-10 but could have had a much bigger winning margin with better execution against tiring opponents.
Totally dominant up front, Rotherham’s plundered all their points inside the first 52 minutes and ran in three tries in the first half through skipper Zak Poole, tighthead prop Reece Ward and one from scrum-half and man of the match JB Bruzulier, his first in the league for the club.
The four-try bonus point was banked soon after the turn-around when quick ball from a ruck put Dan Rundle in at the corner before Laurence Cowan-Leak was driven over for the fifth.
The only points after that came from Cormac Nolan’s converted try for Lymm, a scrappy final 17 minutes failing to produce a point. Lloyd Hayes landed three conversions and Will Milner one for Titans.
"I was a bit disappointed if I’m honest,” said head coach Gary Pearce. "We’re three games in and we’ve been going OK and getting on the right foot.
"Today we went sideways a bit.
"We were way off at times but give Lymm some credit. They tackled well and got stuck in.
"In all honesty we probably got held up five times and lost the ball five times on the try line, which gives you another 35 points.
"I don’t think they deserved that but they had a lot of ball.
"It’s five league points and there’s never going to be a season when you’re on a (continual) upward spiral.
"The lads are entitled to have an off-day but saying that, we scored five tries and now we move on.”
The victory was the second this season at Clifton Lane against a newly promoted team, with Billingham having gone down 52-24 there a fortnight ago.
Rotherham are second in the early standings, a point behind Leeds and one in front of Fylde.
Next up is another home game, a Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield, next Saturday (2pm).