AFTER an uninspiring first half which saw them have only a tentative two point lead at the interval, West Park made their more sustained pressure pay in the second half adding a further five tries to run out worthy winners against youthful and lively opposition.

Park opened the scoring within a couple of minutes of the start of the game, centre Ainsworth crossing for a try which was not converted.

Almost immediately the home side hit back with a try of their own which was converted, and a short time later added a penalty to stretch their lead.

The visitors however scored a second try on the half hour mark, a fine break by Ainsworth being continued on by winger Kerfoot and finished off in style by supporting hooker Williams.

Rosney added the extras to give the visitors a 12 pts to 10 pts advantage at half time.

West Park were much more in command in the second half and showed some excellent support work, with first winger Appleton crossing in thee corner after a good break by full back Pape (who was unfortunately injured in the process and took no further part in the game ), and then Appleton finding skipper Cozens in support of his further break to power his way over the line . Both tries were scored wide out and neither was able to be converted..

A penalty by the home side gave then a further three points, but Park were now very much in command and Cozens repaid the favour to Appleton after good interplay , the winger crossing once again in the corner for a try which was not converted but stretched the visitors lead to 14 points.

Now playing with admirable self-belief the visitors ran the ball with skill and conviction, and a delicate kick over the home side’s defence saw Cozens gather to cross unopposed under the posts, giving Rosney an easy opportunity to add the conversion.

In the latter stages of the game the home side became understandably dispirited, and an excellent move from a line out saw Park move the ball at speed across the pitch, finally via Kerfoot to for winger Appleton who crossed to notch his hat trick of tries, Rosney converting.

Park can take some satisfaction both in the score and the seven tries scored, although next week’s fixture at home to Anselmians will prove a greater test of the confidence and renewed belief in their abilities.