MATT Farr said Winnington Park’s opponents last weekend had shown greater desire after his side suffered a fourth successive defeat.

The visitors led 20-10 by the break thanks to a hat-trick of tries from Danny Williams only for the hosts to rally in the second-half.

“Sefton wanted to win more than we did,” said the head coach.

“We switched off after a really positive start and have had a reminder that you cannot afford to do that at this level.”

The teams traded penalties during the early exchanges, Cameron Flanagan kicking the Northwich outfit’s successful effort.

A yellow card for dissent shortly afterwards handed to Park a numerical advantage they made the most of when a flowing move ended with Williams side-stepping a final defender.

Winnington scored again inside 60 seconds after Dan Snowden caught the ball from the restart.

His pass invited Harry Stubbs to steam forward and possession was moved to Jack Williams who sent his older brother to the line after darting past two rivals.

Flanagan added the extras.

The away side were in control and scored again when Williams weaved clear of a pair of Sefton players before dotting down in the corner.

To their credit, Sefton responded by driving over from close-range after taking possession from an attacking lineout.

They landed another penalty early in the second-half and drove over another try, after Park lost the ball close to their own line, to restore parity on the scoreboard at 20-20.

They moved in front after a back-row forward ran almost the length of the pitch following another turnover.

Shaun Underdown replied in kind when he charged down the wing to kick-start his side.

They were grateful to Stubbs’ powers of recovery when he timed a tackle to prevent a certain try.

However Sefton did find a way through when they kicked forward and another penalty established a decisive 37-25 advantage.

Winnington closed that gap when Dave Cross grounded the ball following a maul, a score improved by Flanagan before the final whistle.

“We need to put this result behind us and focus on the games we have left,” added Farr.

Park | Underdown, Eaves, Evans, Dave Cross, Snowden, Treacy, Stubbs, Danny Williams, Pugh, Flanagan, Brookes, Moran, Jack Williams, Allmark Replacements Sanchez, Twigg, Fowler Tries Danny Williams (3), Underdown, Dave Cross Cons Flanagan (2) Pen Flanagan