WEST Park, having yet again to field a much changed and relatively inexperienced side, found home team Tyldesley to be too strong and more savvy in their meeting on Saturday.

They were often out-muscled and were less tactically aware in the 24-5 away defeat.

The visitors’ fortunes were not helped by an early game-ending injury to the experienced back row forward Matt Cozens.

Tyldesley scored two tries in the first half for a 12-0 lead at the interval, and although the visitors showed some good touches with ball in hand, they were unable to finish off some promising moves with a score.

The home side added two further tries in the second half, the first after a quickly taken tap from a dubiously awarded penalty, the second, aided by some defensive frailties by the visitors, giving them maximum league points.

West Park continued to look to stay in the game, and a fine break by prop Kurt Riley saw a well controlled kick and chase by centre Ryan Littler resulting in a try by him, which was no more than their overall efforts deserved, especially when then having a clear penalty try disallowed.

Full back Jack Holland and centre Ryan Littler stood out.

Park visit Widnes on Saturday.