West Park 33, Winnington Park 12
WEST Park continued their climb up the table thanks to this third successive win.
The result gained as much by their defence as by their five-try bonus-point scoring.
The visitors had the upper hand in scrums and line-outs until well into the second half until West Park’s late scoring burst sealed the points.
Centre Shane Sparrow opened the scoring from the first real attack, swiftly followed by a second from a quickly-taken tap penalty. Warren Hunt converted both.
Centre Mike Bradley opened Winnington’s account, also from a tap penalty, which fly-half Frank Farrington converted.
John James then extended West Park’s lead at the end of the half.
After withstanding relentless pressure in the third quarter, West Park brought on props Jon Gorst and Jon McGarvey from the bench to rejuvenate their tiring pack.
Their solid contributions enabled further tries by skipper Rob Morley and a breakaway effort by Rob Hitchmough, both converted by Hunt.
Sub Matt Tracey completed Winnington’s scoring with a late unconverted try.
The star of the match was, without doubt, referee Jane Pitzii, on exchange from the Cornwall Refs’ Society – it is a rare occasion for a female referee to officiate at this level, but she undoubtedly contributing to clean open and enjoyable game.
This Saturday, West Park visit Liverpool Collegiate (2.15pm kick-off).
West Park Seconds 39,
Didsbury Toc Seconds 23
AN expansive backs game, built upon great tackling by the forwards against a bigger pack, saw West Park achieve another away win.
Two tries each from Ben Robinson and Nigel Rothwell, and others from Fortune, Harvey and Warburton, gave Park the points they richly deserved.
This Saturday, the Seconds host bottom of the league Sandbach.
Congleton Senior Colts 3,
West Park Senior Colts 15
WEST Park Colts got back to winning ways, despite travelling to Congleton with only 17 players.
The squad included two debutants, one of whom Gareth Lee crossed for the only score in the first half.
Playing against a bigger home side, Loughnane, Simpson and Ashcroft were outstanding.
Further tries by Cartmel and Allen completed the Colts’ scoring.
l West Park Thirds fell to a 30-5 defeat at Sefton Thirds.