LIVERPOOL St Helens completely overpowered New Brighton - their long-time rivals from over the Mersey - with one of the best displays seen at Moss Lane for some time.

The game began after a minutes silence remembering the 57 members of the Liverpool Club who lost their lives in World War 1 together with all those in other conflicts.

Club members also stood in silence for club stalwart and friend to all at Moss Lane, Norman Knowles, who had sadly passed away that morning.

The pattern of the game was set in the first six minutes with LSH scoring two tries from hooker Chris Houlton and No 8 Dan Webster, one of which was converted by Dan Filson for a 12-0 lead.

Not long after, New Brighton hooker Aaron Henshaw was taken to hospital by ambulance with a neck injury, although later discharged with the all clear.

The game was delayed by 40 minutes and the Moss lane floodlights kicked into action.

So too did LSH, carrying on where they had left off with tries from Alex McClurg; Jake Hodson, the best of the day after good work from Dan Filson and Josh Lynch; Darren Wilson, and Josh Lynch to establish a 36-0 lead at half time.

The second half brought tries for two of LSH’s newest lads, both props and both getting better with each game.

First up was Kenny Heywood who crashed over from a quickly taken tap penalty, followed by Ross McCauley, who took the more difficult route of running around the New Brighton back line before touching down close to the posts, both converted by Filson.

The scoring was rounded off by McClurg in receipt of a bullet pass from Matty Johnston.