WEST Park should aim to provide greater energy and concentration throughout the game than they did in Saturday's 23-23 away draw with Didsbury TocH if they are to add to this season's success.

Park, leading the way in the Lancashire County RU League ADM Premier Division but level on points with Oldham and next opponents Heaton Moor, paid the price at the weekend.

The top-of-the-table clash proved as expected to be a tight affair, with Didsbury snatching a draw with a penalty which proved to be the last kick of the game.

It can be argued that Park should have been out of reach by then, yet it was two penalty goals in the later stages that had got their noses in front.

Park were dominant in all phases of the opening 20 minutes.

They produced some excellent flowing rugby.

Good defence, however, by Didsbury limited Park to only one try.

That came from an incisive move across the back line when a fine run by winger Ainsworth provided a try for his supporting centre Hill, which went unconverted.

The visitors might have thought themselves unlucky not to be further ahead on the scoreboard, but a successful penalty and an unconverted try from a five-metre scrum provided the home team with an unlikely lead.

Now playing with much more confidence and belief, Didsbury increased their lead with a second albeit unconverted try, resulting from a series of forward drives aided by poor defensive work.

West Park were at last shaken out of their lethargy, and on the stoke of half time scored an excellent second try after a telling break by centre Green.

Inter-passing among the backs provided winger Holland with the opportunity to finish with a try, albeit again unconverted.

The half time score of 13-10- reflected the closeness of the contest, but soon after the restart the home side further benefitted from more indecisive tackling by the visitors to cross for another try which was easily converted from between the posts.

This proved to be another spark for West Park to pick up the pace.

A series of good moves between the backs and forwards allowed winger Holland to find space and feed supporting centre Green for a try wide out which Holland expertly converted.

The visitors drew level with a penalty and as the game drew to a close edged ahead with another from Holland which looked set to hand Park a fifth win from six games.

But they were to be denied a deserved victory at the death.

Park entertain Heaton Moor on Saturday.

They will be wary that third-placed Heaton Moor have not lost on the road in the league so far this season, having secured a draw at second-placed Oldham as well as wins at Tyldesley and Aldwinians.

They were 31-26 victors over struggling Littleborough at the weekend.