HOCKEY: PARK'S first clean sheet of the season saw them secure a deserved victory against high-flying Nelson and Rossendale at Sir John Deane's.
Winnington never let the visitors settle after scoring early on.
The mercurial Alex Edmonstone made inroads down the right flank before slipping a delightful inside pass to skipper Adam Kueres.
Kueres took the ball into the Nelson penalty area before threading a pass through to Dennis Topping, who finished with his usual aplomb.
The return of centre-forward Rob Booth coincided with Park's highest crowd for years. The supporters did not leave disappointed, as Park produced their most accomplished performance of the season, with the Cheshire men looking dangerous in attack and water-tight in defence. Nelson became increasingly frustrated and were lucky to finish with eleven men as a number of cynical fouls were greeted with mean-ingless green cards by the umpires.
Winnington refused to be intimidated by the opposition's physical approach to the second half with Mark Leigh and Andy Birdseye putting in some strong challenges of their own.
Winnington 2nds lost 4-2 in a heated game with Runcorn. Simon Pincent's marksmanship was the most positive aspect, but Park leaked goals and did not take enough of their chances.