Liverpool St Helens 52 Aspatria 0

LIVERPOOL St Helens demolished Aspatria to march on into a Northern Group play-off against Percy Park.

Needing a four-try bonus point win to secure their place, they achieved it just after half-time when winger Matt Cunliffe sprinted in under the posts.

Aspatria had put up a brave display restricting LSH to just two tries in the first half, one from Cunliffe and the other from Neil Hull, before the floodgates opened in the second.

LSH ran in four more tries before the referee called a halt.

Liverpool University student Matt Gaines scored two, Matt Cunliffe added a fourth and Ian Stanley finished things off. Simon Worsley added the conversion to bring his tally to six.

The Moss Laners travel to North Shields next Saturday, the venue being decided on points difference, knowing a win will take them back into the National Leagues.