ALTHOUGH Liverpool St Helens lost 26-10 at Glossop, the content did not disappoint its billing as the game of the season.

LSH, fielding seven players from the previous week’s second XV but you would not have known, played their part in a highly watchable rugby union game full of incident, good rugby and a fair amount of controversy on a pitch with signs marking the shallow and deep ends.

Ultimately however, Glossop are almost invincible on their own patch and so it proved.

They had significant superiority in the scrum and built a 12-0 interval lead, though both sides had three scoring chances each.

Another pushover try, converted, enabled Glossop to begin the second half as they had the first.

LSH finally got some reward for their huge effort in the 67th minute when, after a loose ball was kicked ahead, Matty Cunliffe won a race from 20 yards to touch down.

Glossop crossed for their fourth and bonus-point try in the 77th minute.

LSH were not quite done and in-form Cunliffe scored after another kick and chase, this time from 70 yards.