LIVERPOOL ST HELENS defeated Bolton 38-13 in their latest ADM Counties League fixture.

Bolton, fourth in the table, went on the attack, and forced a penalty from the home side, which went wide.

Not to be deterred Bolton continued to attack the LSH line with sustained pressure.

LSH eventually found a way out of their own half, through a length of the field break from Matty Cunliffe, from the resulting LSH scrum, and a drive from the LSH forwards, Rob Sexton spun his way out of a number of attempted challenges to score to the right of the posts, converted by Matty Wood.

Bolton then replied with two kickable penalties, from the homesters indiscretions.

The LSH forwards now started to exert some pressure of their own, and after another dominant scrum, the ball was moved swiftly to Matty Kilgannon who went over for his first try of the season, which went unconverted.

This latest score seemed to fire the visitors up who came back into the game with a converted try to take the visitors into a 12 13 lead.

Realising that there wasn't much time left before half time, the Moss Lane men turned down a kickable penalty for a scrum close to the Bolton line, and after a great forward drive Alex McClurg continued his fine form to score from short range, converted by Wood to take the home team in to half time 19 13 in front.

The Moss Lane outfit now with the slight breeze behind them seemed to go up a couple of gears, and after some more forward pressure, forcing a scrum deep in the Bolton half, a lovely blindside move saw the ball transferred to Jake Dickinson who went over in the corner for an unconverted try.

After a second Bolton front row injury, resulting in uncontested scrums, the LSH forwards, now well in charge of the game forced more pressure in the Bolton Half, and with lovely hands from Sexton, Kilgannon went over for his second try of the day, converted by Wood.

LSH completed the scoring after a lovely backs move to find full back Ian Stanley who crossed for the closing try of the game, converted by Wood to take the final score to 38-13.

Another excellent win sees Northey's men top of the Lancashire/Cheshire A.D.M. Counties League with a narrow three-point lead over the chasing pack.

On Saturday 5 November LSH are away to Didsbury Toc H. 2.15pm.