PRENTON found no joy in a rearranged South Lancashire/ Cheshire Three League match at Sefton as they went down 8-16.
David Webb scored a try and a penalty but Sefton hit two penalties and gained two tries. There is a swift chance of revenge for Prenton as the sides meet again at The Dell this Saturday.
Wallasey did not play their match against Trentham while Wirral, Oldershaw and Port Sunlight were among the many clubs which took a weekend off.
Parkonians did play a friendly against Chester Veterans and won 14-3 thanks to two tries by Terry Williams both converted by Mark Hillan.
There was no luck for Wirral in the Thwaites Cheshire Cup semi-final draw. They must travel to holders Macclesfield who play two leagues above them in National Three North. The other tie sends Chester to Stockport.
In the Plate semi-finals Parkonians must try to bridge a two league gap away to Crewe and Nantwich while Ellesmere Port will be at home to Dukinfield.
All the matches are to be completed before Sunday February 29.
There is a full round of league action this Saturday before a two week break for most squads.
Meanwhile the traditional Boxing Day game at Hartsfield between New Brighton and an Old Birkonian XV will take place.
The Blues will field a mixed Development XV while the Birkonian side will include nominated players from the other Wirral clubs and also others travelling from further afield for what is always a friendly festive occasion.
* After a week off, Birkenhead Park return to league action with a home game against Morley on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm. Park will be hoping to end a difficult recent run and to get some of their long list of injured players back on the pitch.