MATT Farr says Winnington Park’s discipline needs to improve if they are to emerge on the right side of tight contests.

Sefton – North Two West’s bottom side – are the visitors to Burrows Hill on Saturday as Park look to end a run of three straight defeats.

Their latest reverse came at second-place Rochdale on Saturday, with the hosts running out 24-20 victors to maintain their 100 per cent record this season.

Rochdale's winning try came with them down to 14 men and with Park leading.

Although Farr says his side put in an improved performance to the previous week's home loss to Leigh, he rued the “silly mistakes” that cost them victory.

“This was always going to be a tough game,” he said.

“We played far better than we did last week and the lads will be disappointed they did not come away with the win.

“We again punched above our weight with a bigger and heavier pack, but we made some silly mistakes and this cost us the game.

“When we went ahead with less than ten minutes to go, Rochdale composed themselves and did the basics right.

“We made the wrong options – either holding onto the ball too long or panicking in the offload.

“This is a tough league and we need to mature and keep the discipline for 80 minutes to take the advantage in tight games.”

Rochdale went on the offensive from the off and quickly found themselves in a two-try lead, but Park kept their composure.

They ran the ball from their own 22, a ball back inside sent Chris Twigg sprinting over the line, with Cameron Flanagan converting.

Park came again and opted for a scrum penalty 10 metres out. It failed to yield a try but after Rochdale infringed again, Flanagan took the points on offer as they turned round for half time four points in arrears.

Rochdale stretched the lead with a penalty after the break and Flanagan responded in kind before the hosts had a player sent off with 10 minutes remaining.

The visitors took advantage when Dan Williams broke and chased his own kick before offloading for Alex Glendinning to dive over and give Park the lead.

However, despite being a man down, Rochdale composed themselves enough to score the game’s winning try.

The result leaves Farr’s men seventh in the North Two West table.

Saturday’s game at Burrows Hill kicks off at 3pm.

Winnington Park: Mike Eaves, Jake Cornwell, Shaun Underdown, Dave Cross, Matt Treacy, Gary Dykes, Alex Glendinning,Dan Williams,Dan Berg, Alex Burrage, Ryan Williams, Cameron Flanagan,Luke Cannings, Chris Twigg, Josh Gibbons. Subs: Charlie Smith,Dan Snowden, Andrew Evans