WEST Park went down 22-15 at home to Oldham after a disappointing end to what turned out to be a disappointing game.

Park started the game with enthusiasm and for the first 15 minutes they were camped in the opposition 22 with no result. After sustained pressure, several penalties awarded and a yellow card presented to an opposition player, Lee Rosney crossed the line for the opening try after some fluent passing among the backs.

It was, however, too early to celebrate as Oldham worked their way up the field. A resulting drive led to their first try. Oldham were now warming to the task and scored another try under the posts following a rolling maul, quick ball to the centre Roscoe who ran a lovely angle to touch down. This try was converted.

Matters turned even more against Park when Cozens, playing an unaccustomed second row position, was shown a red card.

Shortly before half time the Oldham was yellow-carded.

West Park started the second half promisingly enough when young winger, Thomson, scored in the corner following a mazy run from Lee Rosney. Again the try was unconverted. Things were looking up for Park when, following clever play from Rosney and interpassing between the backs full-back Pape scored in the corner. Try was unconverted.

Shortly afterwards Oldham converted a penalty to level the scores at 15-15. Oldham struck again shortly before the final whistle when their scrum half touched down under the posts. The try was converted.

West Park could use the excuse that several regular first team players were missing but that did not explain the lack of enthusiasm and endeavour from those remaining. It is a fact that the squad appeared to be more fit at the beginning of the season than they do now.

Next week West Park play away at Tyldesley in a cup game, kick off at 2.15p.m.