LIVERPOOL St Helens found it tough at home to neighbours Waterloo, with the Moss Laners suffering a 60-15 reverse to Waterloo.

Visiting Moss Lane for the first time since the two sides met in Division North 3 in 2003, the year Johnny Wilkinson dropped the most famous goal in England’s Rugby History, Firwood Waterloo wasted no time in letting the Moss Laners know that they were in for a tough afternoon, scoring the opening try with just two minutes on the clock.

LSH responded with a Matty Wood penalty in their first attack 3-7 and although winning their share of the ball struggled to make further inroads.

Waterloo made the most of their possession with two more tries midway through the half 3-19 before LSH’s persistence paid off with a close range try from Connor Thompson after a prolonged attack, converted by Wood 10-19.

However, the hopes of the Moss lane Faithful, with the welcome presence of two of LSH’s longest serving members, Graham Twist and Richard McCulloch in support, were soon dashed when the visitors scored their fourth, and bonus point try, on the stroke of half time.

The second half saw Waterloo showcasing their speedy and effective back line, following an early penalty, running in five more tries. 10-60.

LSH never gave up and just before the final whistle, second rower Ben Battison crossed after a line out drive.

When all the other results came over the airwaves (or as nowadays, the internet) LSH could take a small degree of comfort from the fact that their three defeats so far this season have come against the top three teams in the League.

Next Week LSH travel to Kirby Lonsdale 3pm.