DESPITE dreadful weather conditions throughout, West Park got back to winning ways with a 31-10 win over Manchester Medics.

With a second half display that proved too strong for the youthful visitors who were

already destined for relegation.

The first half was somewhat uninspiring, a converted try by the visitors cancelled out

by a try from second row Lewis Harris, duly converted by full back Lee Rosney, giving a score line of seven points apiece at half time.

Medics then converted a penalty early in the second half giving them a slender lead.

Injuries to Park players Hill, Warburton , Cozens and latterly Kimberley, understandably unsettled the home side as they struggled to impose themselves in the contest, effective substitute Lewis Whitty eventually breaking the deadlock with a strong run through the defence for a try which Rosney converted to give Park the lead for the first time in the game.

This score seemed to settle the home side which began to play with greater belief and

conviction, and a good cross field movement through several pairs of hands was finished off with a try from man of the match Rosney, though the try went unconverted.

A smart move by winger Ben Houlton taking a quick throw in from touch, resulted in scrum half Ryan Littler crossing for a try to give the home side a welcome bonus point, the try converted by Rosney.

As the game grew to a close, the result no longer in doubt, and the visitors remaining

game but now dispirited, Park added a further albeit unconverted try from No 8 Matt Potter to complete the scoring.

Next week’s opponents Glossop recently imposed a heavy defeat on West Park, and to avoid a repeat the Red Rocks side will again need to lift their game and believe in their collective ability which would serve them well in what will undoubtedly be a difficult contest.