JANUARY has been a month when Winnington Park’s performances have arguably moved up a level.

Their guests last weekend had won six of their seven away games in the league this season, and they left Burrows Hill with a bonus-point after scoring four tries.

However Matt Farr’s side were still too good for them.

They notched seven tries in testing conditions to register a 15th successive victory in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two.

“That was probably one of our hardest-earned,” said Farr afterwards.

“Didsbury deserve credit because they gave us a game; we played well in parts, but conceded too much.”

Winnington put the first points on the board when Aaron Brown started a run from inside his own half that ended with him touching down between the posts.

Cameron Flanagan added the extras.

Didsbury replied with a try from the restart, although they did not convert.

Shaun Underdown then traded passes with Brown before going over, and the hosts took control.

They added to their advantage when captain Dave Cross took a penalty quickly, and Harry Stubbs collected his kick to score.

Flanagan kicked successfully.

Park’s best moment preceded the interval when Underdown, a prop, sprinted to the whitewash from just inside the visitors’ half.

Brown was next to improve the home team’s tally, converting pressure from the pack into his second try of the contest.

Didsbury served a reminder of their threat when they intercepted a pass to score, and a conversion followed.

Joe Robins scored in the same way at the other end after predicting an opponent’s intentions.

Farr used his replacements to help keep momentum, and Sam Brookes signed off for the season when he made way for Ryan Williams.

The centre will miss Winnington’s remaining games while he is in America.

Didsbury’s persistence earned a third try, although Park again had a reply when substitute Will Burgess burst to the line.

Flanagan kicked another conversion, although the visitors had the final word with a converted score of their own late on.

Farr added: “Shaun [Underdown] put in a fantastic individual performance as did Gary Dykes, whose work-rate was phenomenal.

“We have to be happy after coming away with another bonus-point win.”

A trip to sixth-placed Orrell on Saturday completes a month that has also yielded wins against Heaton Moor, a promotion rival, and old foes Dukinfield.

Park | Eaves, Underdown, Robins, Dave Cross, Stubbs, Dykes, Danny Williams, Glendinning, Jack Williams, Flanagan, Brown, Brookes, Johnson, Moran, Allmark Replacements Burgess, Treacy, Snowden, Sheppard, Ryan Williams Tries Brown (2), Underdown (2), Stubbs, Robins, Burgess Cons Flanagan (4)