West Park 1st XV 0 pts V Liverpool St.Helens 33 pts
report by George Baldry
eagerly awaited local derby
This eagerly awaited local derby proved to be a relatively easy and worthy win for the visitors,
who showed greater composure, strength and organisational ability then their hosts.
Three tries in the first half, including a penalty try, gave the visitors a cushion of 21 points
at half time, though despite the margin, neither side had displayed a particularly good show of
Injuries to both sides required the liberal use of substitutes, which did little to promote the
flow of the game, and although Park considerably tightened up their defence in the second half,
the visitors continued to prove better able to convert their chances, scoring two further tries.
One of the tries was converted, thus earning them maximum league points , continuing to keep
them in realistic contention for the league leadership.
Next week West Park travel to Glossop for as re-arranged game, which will no doubt be a difficult
fixture and will once again test their skills , attitude and resolve to prove that they are a better
team than recent results have demonstrated.