LIVERPOOL St Helens continued their good start to the season with a third successive ADM Premier League win in three weeks beating neighbours Ormskirk 33-19.

They did so with an all-round competent display producing five try scorers, an in form kicker and ultimately the referee’s watch.

Sadly with LSH leading 33-19, play was halted after an accidental injury to one of the Ormskirk lads, not moving on the ground, and an ambulance called. The inevitable delay became a lengthy one and the referee abandoned the game, declaring that as the game had passed the 60 minute mark, the result would stand. (Thankfully on Sunday, the Ormskirk Chairman confirmed that their player was now at home, bruised, but would be OK.)

The first half saw both sides eager to run the ball with LSH going in front after 12 minutes with a fine try on the right by John Romano, after a catch and drive saw the ball passed along the backs for the winger to score. Ormskirk replied soon after before a trademark try from Darren Wilson, weaving his way over the line, restored LSH’s lead. Rob Sexton converted.

A frantic second half brought five tries in twenty minutes, three for LSH all in a rush, from Sam Walker, Joe Jackson and Rob Sexton, all converted before Ormskirk hit back with two in two minutes to make it 19-33 when play was stopped.

Next match Saturday 2 October with LSH at home to West Park. 2.15