IN THEIR Tarmac-sponsored kit, Winnington steamrollered Aspull on Saturday.
Winnington were without Ben Barton, Rich Jennings and Peter Dennett and drafted in Paul McCafferty, Sam Fishburn and Simon Newall.
They had all the possession they wanted and were camped in the As-pull 22 for the opening 20 minutes. Phil Sharples, at scrum half, sniping around the fringes of the ruck and maul, kept the opposition busy. But Winnington began to get frustrated as domination did not automatically convert into points.
Eventually, they came good. Sam Barton brought the game to life, making an angled dash across the 22 and beating several men before sending Steve Jones over in the corner with a majestic looped pass. Conrad Blenkinsop missed the conversion.
But the try brought Winnington to life and, shortly afterwards, McCafferty linked well with his forwards. Newall and Jon Piggot drove the ball forward, allowing Sherpled to urge Blenkinsop in at the corner. He got nearer with this goal attempt.
Winnington's scrum was more dominant and they pushed the home pack around to set up their third try of the half. McCafferty bulldozed over - and it was third time lucky for Blenkinsop with the kick.
The second half followed the same pattern and man of the match Richard Smith got on the scoresheet after some prolonged approach work.
The final score of the game featured Barton once more. He outfoxed several Aspull players before finding Johnny Evans with a slingshot pass. Evans juggled the ball before gaining enough control to touch down.
Winnington see an A-team pool fixture on Saturday and return to league action the following week at home to Blackburn. The club is reviving its annual President's XV versus 1st XV fixture on December 27. MIKE Breen - an England youth cap last year - Josh Cammiss, Craig Dowd and Adam Basnett were all on duty for the North of England Under-18s on Sunday and missed Winnington Colts' 33-20 victory over Sand-bach. Points came from Sam Brookes (2), David Platt, Pat Freestone, Tom Allerton tries; Sam Kirkpatrick, Tom Allerton (3) cons.
Versus Newcastle: Park U14s lost at home 19-7 (Banfi try; Mather con); U13s won away 34-0 (Morten 3, Dalglish, Annells, Kohut tries; Brennan 2 cons). Park 2nds beat Warrington at home 21-19, tries coming from Staley, Jones and Leach, with Sharp and Burchell both kicking penalties. NORTHWICH'S 1st team game at Warrington was abandoned after 30 minutes because of a serious injury to prop forward John Blower.
The 2nds had no game, the 3rds beat Warrington 46-0 (Tony Heaton 2, Brian Williams, Tim Pickering, Jamie Brunlees, Steve McCormack, Mike Lowe, Geoff Hunter tries; Mc-Cormack 3 cons).