WINNINGTON Park celebrated promotion back to South Lancs/Cheshire Division One after scoring more than 100 points on Saturday in a thumping victory over Port Sunlight.

After extending a winning sequence in the league to 22 matches, their next target is to claim the title.

And their hopes of finishing first received a boost when third-placed Heaton Moor, who cannot now catch them, inflicted a 30-27 defeat on closest-rivals Liverpool Collegiate.

If Matt Farr’s men beat Vagabonds next weekend, then they can secure top spot against their Merseyside rivals seven days later.

“It would be the icing on the cake if we can play like we did [against Port Sunlight] when we meet a side nearest too us in a race for the title,” said Park’s head coach.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

His players ran in 17 tries, shared between nine players, during a crushing 116-3 success at Ellesmere Port on Saturday.

Officials at Burrows Hill believe it is the highest total a Park side has amassed in a senior game since the club’s formation.

Farr said: “It was great to do it in front of so many travelling supporters, who have increased in number as the season has progressed.”

Park remain on course for a double too after reaching the Cheshire RFU Bowl final, which takes place next month.

Farr took charge last summer following the departure of Roger Pickering to Northwich.

A former first-team captain at Winnington, he played at centre during three of their four Cheshire RFU Cup final victories in the early 1990s before switching to Orrell where he performed at the game’s highest level.

Tasked with reviving the fortunes of a side that had been relegated from the level above in 2015-2016, he has delivered promotion with four games to spare.

“There could be a few more records broken before the end of the season,” said Brian Concannon, Park’s president.