WINNINGTON strengthened their position at the top of North Two West, beating Fleetwood in the first fixture between the two at Burrows Hill on Saturday.
They were missing new addition Ben Richardson but Sam Barton returned from injury to replace Mark Patterson (ankle) at centre.
Mid-table Fleetwood started brightly with some quick handling and recycling of the ball.
Their two wingers Jordan and Jackson, who both feature in the top 20 try scorers in the league, were a handful for Winnington.
But Park shook off their sluggishness to take the lead through a Ben Barton penalty.
The visitors responded well and from a lineout in Park's 22, number eight Wilkinson broke off a maul to score after some poor tackling by Winnington.
Another Barton penalty kept Park in the game as Fleetwood continued to move the ball, but the Winnington defence was as sound as usual.
Fleetwood scored a superb try just before half-time, however, through winger Jordan after some enterprising back play, but another Ben Barton three-pointer kept the home side almost level by the break.
Winnington started the second half in a different frame of mind and looked the quicker and more organised.
Their pressure eventually told and some good driving play from Winnington's forwards, led by captain Matthew Dodd, took them into a good attacking position.
Veteran scrum-half Mark Warr fed Ben Barton who scored a cracking try in the corner but missed his conversion.
Fleetwood once again rallied and landed a penalty with 20 minutes remaining.
Winnington's determination and effort, which has seen them lose only once all season, came to the fore. A great break by Warr put Park in a good attacking position and, once again, MoM Ben Barton sidestepped his way over for the crucial score. And much to the delight of the home crowd, he added the conversion.
Not only was the game a personal triumph for Barton but his brace of tries brings his tally this season to eight and he is joint top scorer in the division.
But the game erupted at the end when Fleetwood's Wilkinson thumped Carl Patterson, who retaliated, and both were dismissed.
Park host Oldham (2.30pm) on Saturday.
Juniors versus Whitchurch: U16s won 19-8; U13s won 36-14.