DESPITE playing with great determination, a young Liverpool St Helens side slipped to back-to-back losses as Glossop inflicted a heavy defeat upon them.

Playing against a more experienced side who were much larger in terms of size, LSH struggled in the first half and conceded four tries before the break.

Three of Glossop's scores were close-range efforts, one from a catch and drive line-out, while the other came from an interception as the visitors trailed 28-0 at the interval.

To their eternal credit, LSH came out fighting in the second half and mounted a spirited effort in defence.

They kept Glossop off the scoresheet until the final 10 minutes in which the hosts ran in two more converted tries.

Prop Kenny Heywood was named LSH's man of the match, while Alex McBride and Connor Thompson also had fine games.

With two games of the season remaining, LSH sit sixth in the South Lancs/Cheshire Division One table.

They have the chance to move up the table on Saturday when they welcome Bowdon, the side directly above them, to Moss Lane, kick off 3pm.

A bonus point victory would take LSH up to fifth in the league ahead of the season's final game.