LIVERPOOL St Helens recorded their second consecutive win in South Lancashire/Cheshire One with a tremendous display against Bowdon, one of this season’s fancied outfits.

Showing immense spirit and a cohesion in their play they registered four tries to two to run out convincing 29-12 winners.

Darren Wilson and Dave Cunliffe once again led the way to the win whilst prop Kenny Heywood had a fine game and the two young wingers John Romano and Connor Thomson showed plenty of promise.

Things went well straight from the off when Dan Filson’s kick off landed in touch by the Bowden try-line and the resultant line-out saw a penalty given to LSH. The LSH line-out produced a strong drive clinically finished off by hooker Mario Bonati for the opening try. Filson converted.

Ten minutes later LSH scored again when new flanker Rob Mitchell made a telling break into the Bowdon 22 for the ball to be recycled and shipped out to John Romano on the right wing. The youngster neatly beat his man and touched down for the second try. Filson converted.

Stung into action the home side worked into the game and in the 26th minute produced a series of drives close to the LSH line. Each one was repelled but not to the referee’s satisfaction, as after a series of penalties, he lost patience and awarded a penalty try.

The remainder of the half saw possession and chances shared but crucially for LSH, Darren Wilson only needed half a chance to glide around and then speed straight through a seemingly static Bowdon defence to score under the posts, with just three minutes left in the first half. Filson converted to give LSH a 21-7 lead.

Although Bowdon looked a lot more organised at the start of the second half it was LSH who scored again when Filson, clearly revelling in his return to the 15-man game, latched on to a decent move along the back line to sweep past the Bowdon defence to score.

Bowdon reduced the arrears with a try from a catch and drive after 54 minutes but LSH, playing as a complete unit, were equal to everything that Bowdon could throw at them. A late penalty from Dan Filson made the result absolutely secure.

This week LSH are at home to Manchester Medics. 3pm kick off.