WEST Park defeated local rivals Liverpool St Helens 34-24 in an entertaining game played in good spirit at Red Rocks.

Park got of to a flying start within minutes of the kick off as a recycled ball neatly passed across the backs resulted in a fine try wide out by winger Houlton

The visitors hit back within minutes, and from a maul a missed out a pass provided a defensive gap which they exploited for a try which was converted by stand off Wood to give the visitors the lead.

In this see saw game, and within minutes, Park took the lead again with a fine interception by hooker Speight who scampered over from some 30 metres to score a try which again went unconverted.

A fine individual try by stand off Hill, converted by Littler, gave the home side a 10 point lead, but as half time approached the visitors won a scrum 5 meters from the Park line and a quick pick up by scrum half Morris resulted in a try which when converted by Wood saw the scores level at 17 points-all at half time.

The contest continued to be evenly balanced in the second half, and after a period of sustained pressure, a decisive break by scum half Green from some 30 metres out found a neat pass to man of the match Speight in support to notch his second try, duly converted by Littler

Playing to their strengths in the back division, Park continued to move the ball across the field at speed finding winger Houlton, whose inside pass to the supporting Littler resulted in a fifth try , which he went on to convert himself

As the home side's forwards began to tire, the LSH pack began to dominate, and a series of forward drives resulted in a try from close range, which when converted by Wood narrowed the score to only seven points.

Finally as time ran out Park were awarded a penalty which Littler expertly converted bringing the scoring to a conclusion in a game that was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all.

On Saturday West Park travel to Oldham, with Ormskirk the visitors the following Saturday 29 Jan kick off 2.15 pm.