Sefton 7 Winnington Park 18
WINNINGTON Park finally got their season going with a valuable victory on the road, albeit in the EDF Senior Vase.
The second-round victory was Park’s first this term and the Burrows Hill side will hope they can secure their first league points by shocking leaders Burnage at home on Saturday (3pm ko).
In wet conditions on Merseyside, Park’s pack was in dominant mood and their efforts were rewarded early on as Harry Stubbs scored direct from a scrum.
The hosts hit back, though, when winger Johnson found enough space to squeeze in at the corner but a Ben Elliot penalty soon put Park back in front.
After the break, Park edged further ahead through another Elliot penalty and the visitors did well to hold their nerve in the face of persistent foul play from Sefton. Three home players were sin- binned as a result.
The hosts lost their shape and Park capitalised to take their place in the third round. Matt Sant went over from close range following good work from Rob Garbett and Elliot, who kicked the extras.
Skipper Mark Warr led the team magnificently and was thoroughly proud of his men’s well-deserved victory.
Other scores: Winnington Park 2nds 20 Warrington 2nds 7. Winnington Park 3rds 57 Kirby Lonsdale 2nds 14 (tries: Morrison 4, Holbrooks 3, Almond, Smallwood; cons Holbrooks 5, Morrison 1). Winnington Park Senior Colts 45 Waterloo Senior Colts 21 (tries: Peter Morten 2, Mark Gately 2, Chris Jolley, Mungo Dalglish, Fraser Lindsey; cons: Hewitt 2, Jolley 3). Winnington Park U14s 24 Stoke U14s 17 (tries: Seddon, Cooper, Payne, Ford; cons: Annells 2).