LIVERPOOL St. Helens took their unbeaten start to the season to local rivals West Park, on a beautiful early Autumn Saturday afternoon, returning with a fine win to keeps them on joint top of the League together with Didsbury Toc H.

West Park kicked off after a minute’s silence, and were soon on the attack, as the LSH defence struggled to clear their lines, conceded a penalty and after a quick tap, the Red Rocks outfit opened the scoring with a try from short range, which went unconverted.

LSH hit back with some concerted pressure, forcing a penalty from kickable range, converted by Matty Wood, only to find, that in the build-up, both wingers had suffered injuries, which resulted in a major reorganisation to the visitors backline.

West Park soon forced a penalty of their own which was converted, to extend their lead to 8-3.

LSH now started to exert some midfield dominance, with some powerful midfield surges from Chris Hull, and Dave Cunliffe, winning yet another penalty, again converted by Wood.

LSH then scored their first try after a lovely backs move from the base of a scrum saw Matty Cunliffe dive over in the corner which went unconverted to take Northey's men into a slender half time lead by three points.

After the break, LSH once again exerted their control in the pack, with the majority of the second half being played in the West Park half.

Following another flowing backs move, Wood put a lovely grubber kick through, for the ever alert Matty Cunliffe to score his, and LSH’s second try of the game, just to the right of the uprights, converted by Wood to extend the lead.

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The Moss Laners’ now had the bit firmly between their teeth, and following more scrum dominance, Wood produced a wide cut out pass to centre Ian Stanley, who ran in unopposed to put them 15 points points in front.

West Park rallied in the closing stages to score a late, unconverted, consolation try to complete the scoring 13-23.

St Helens Star: LSH and West Park scrummageLSH and West Park scrummage (Image: Julia Douglas)

This Saturday Warrington are the visitors to Moss Lane. Start time to be confirmed.