LIVERPOOL St Helens earned town bragging rights with a 33-0 derby victory at West Park.

Earlier in the season the Red Rocks outfit had held the Moss Laners to a draw after an outstanding performance, a result which had set back LSH’s promotion hopes at the time.

But this bonus-point success on the back of a decent run steered LSH to the top of South Lancashire and Cheshire One, where they have a two-point advantage over Broughton Park having played two games more.

The visitors showed greater composure, strength and organisational ability then their hosts on a rain-soaked and muddy pitch.

Three tries in the first half, including a penalty try, gave LSH a cushion of 21 points before Park considerably tightened up their defence in the second period.

LSH gradually made their presence felt with every man in the pack making a full contribution, including Jan Lourens on a rare but effective appearance.

After being held up over the line twice in the first 15 minutes, they scored through Dave Cunliffe crashing over from short range. Dan Filson converted.

Ten minutes later, after a series of drives towards the West Park line, LSH were awarded a penalty try.

They kept up the momentum with stand-off Matty Johnston racing over from 20 yards for the third try after good work from Matt Cunliffe, who also converted.

The second half was a much more pedestrian affair but in the 66th minute after a multi-phase attack on the West Park line prop Ross McCauley scored from close range to claim the bonus point.

West Park did come close to scoring in the right hand corner before LSH moved the ball the length of the field with the Cunliffe brothers initially combining to release winger Josh Lynch who ran the ball in from distance to round the afternoon off.

West Park travel to Glossop for a rearranged game on Saturday, while LSH visit Widnes.