Halton 55, Collegiate 12: FIVE-TRY Paul Curphey inspired a Halton win, with a helping hand from Duncan Watt's double.
The Liverpool Road men opened the scoring after sustained early pressure from the pack allowed a quick tap for Curphey to score his first out wide, with Mellor converting.
Collegiate immediately hit back with a rollover score to fire a warning shot to the home side, making it 7-7, but Halton responded equally quickly with scrum-half Watt charging a kick down to score.
With more sustained pressure from the pack - Shingler and Housley leading the way - Watt doubled his tally, regaining his own grubber kick to go under the posts.
Halton settled and controlled the ball more comfortably and stand-off McIntosh sent Curphey through a gap to set up Cowell for a score in the corner.
With only minutes left, McIntosh made a break and chipped for Curphey to regather and score - giving Halton a 29-7 lead at the break.
Halton seemed to fall asleep and, from the restart, Collegiate scored within seconds. But Halton came straight back with Curphey powering through the heart of the Collegiate pack for his hat-trick, Mellor converting.
This spurred Halton to take full command of a tired-looking Collegiate.
Gary Kelly extended the lead, charging down a kick and racing 70 yards to score.
With the game safe, Curphey once again danced through to score while Curphey's fifth try was set up by Kelly and Bedford.
Coach Sefton again has requested more numbers at training and would welcome any new or old players to Widnes Rec on either Mondays or Wednesdays, 7pm.
They can also report on Saturdays at 1pm to play, support or just to see the setup.