AFTER a good performance at Moss Lane last Saturday, West Park had high hopes of a home win against visitors Sefton.

These hopes suffered a heavy blow in the first five minutes when fly half and playmaker,Lee Rosney suffered a hard hit and was helped from the field with damaged ribs, Josh Ainsworth moving in from centre as his replacement,Ollie Berry coming off the bench into the centre.

A succession of penalties gave Sefton a foothold in the Park 22 and after a forward drive created space on the blindside,opened their account with a converted try by their flyhalf Wayne Osborn.

After 30 minutes Park camped out on the visitors line and launched a forward attack backed up by scrum half Adam Swift who scored.

Ainsworth, taking over the kicking duties was wide with the goal kick and half time arrived with the scores at 7-5 for Sefton.

Park were again hit by injury when scrum half Smith suffered an ankle injury and left the field for treatment.

Sefton took full advantage to kick a penalty and add a converted try to lead 17-5 as the game entered the final quarter with scrum half Smith a limping passenger.

A late consolation try by centre Kal Warburton converted by Ainsworth at least gained Park a losing bonus point.

After gaining a position close to the Sefton try-line they failed to take the ensuing lineout, unfortunately a frequent occurrence in the match, and the referees final whistle signalled a disappointing defeat for Park.

This leaves them just one place above the relegation zone ahead of a visit next week to New Brighton, who are just one place below them.Kick Off 2-15pm