WEST Park avenged their early season ADM Premier League defeat at Moss Lane with a thoroughly convincing win over LSH to even the score for this season, but more importantly to stay on track for league honours, now seemingly in a battle with Widnes.

LSH, with three games to go, will need to step up on Saturday’s performance to fight off a group of clubs battling for third place in what has been a surprisingly competitive league.

It all started so well for the visitors with Lee Holland racing 40 yards to score the opening try in the 14th minute, converted by Alex McBride to give LSH the lead.

Thereafter the game, allowed to flow by the referee, developed into a very watchable encounter between two sides fully aware of what was at stake.

Then, as so often on such occasions, it is possible to identify a time period or sequence of play which defines the game. The five minutes either side of half time lit the spark for an excellent display of rugby from the home side.

In the 36th minute Park prop Berry levelled at 7-7.

West Park scored their second try from a scrum close to the LSH line, through second row Harris to lead 12-7.

Thereafter West Park defended two more prolonged attacks on their line from an LSH side giving their all, before running in two more tries from distance from hooker Sterry in the 55th and 62nd minutes, when Hill weaved his way through forGreen to score.

Park’s pack was the key to this win, epitomised by man of the match Olli Berry. Park’s next match is March 2, at Oldham and a forward-dominated encounter is in prospect.