LIVERPOOL St Helens continued their upward curve with a thumping 62-17 win over second-placed Fleetwood.

In a display to provide Christmas cheer to the Moss Lane faithful LSH produced a sparkling performance, running in 10 well-crafted tries.

Once again Andy Northey looked to his youngsters and once again they have not let him down.

Seventeen-year-old Ruari Hennigan started proceedings with a try in the right-hand corner after two minutes, followed eight minutes later with a score from 18-year-old Sam Walker on the opposite wing.

Fleetwood put up a spirited display throughout and pulled one try back after 16 minutes.

Soon after, to prove that there is no substitute for experience, Ian Stanley, in a cameo appearance, notched the third LSH try, followed immediately by an Alex McClurg burst between the posts for 22-5.

The influential centre then latched on to a good break from fly-half Rob Sexton, once again in control and working well with Jamie Morris, and doubled his tally on the 30-minute mark.

Sexton then put second rower Chris Hall in the clear for the big man to run 50 yards to the line.

He made it and gleefully dived over for his first ever first XV try.

Just before the break Walker scored his second try, and there was still time for Fleetwood to fight back with one of their own.

The second half opened with another first try, this time for centre Jordan Royle, another former colt improving with every game at this level.

The Green and Golds never gave up and scored a third try in response, before Hennigan and Stanley made it a perfect 10 with two more tries, both converted by Jamie Morris to make it six conversions on the day.

This Saturday is the final game before the seasonal break, with Heaton Moor visiting Moss Lane at 2.15pm.