MATT Farr was left disappointed once again after watching his Winnington Park side slip to another defeat.

Despite a late fightback, it is now five losses in a row for the men from Burrows Hill after Southport held on for a 33-31 victory on Saturday.

Tries from Lewis Pickering and Matt Treacy – both converted by Cameron Flanagan – saw Park go agonisingly close as they almost reversed a 33-17 deficit.

A tight first half saw them trail by two points at the break, with tries from Joe Cook and Alex Glendinning plus two conversions and a penalty from Flanagan for Park.

However, Farr says his side left it too late to play as he knows they can.

“I am clearly disappointed with the result,” he said.

“We again have lost by a couple of points and left it too late to play how we want to.

“We made too many mistakes and they cost us the game.

“The positive I take away is we again played with 4 young lads, all aged 18 years old. They are bound to make mistakes at this level, but it is all game time for them to gain experience.

“The pack worked hard and the unsung workers in the front row worked hard against a strong Southport front row.

“The back row forwards worked to recycle ball and both Alex Glendinning and Matt Treacy deserve recognition on the effort they put in, which reflected in a try each for them."

Park are back in action on Friday in a Cheshire Bowl tie against Dukinfield under the Burrows Hill floodlights, kick off 7.30pm.

Winnington Park: Mike Eaves, Andrew Evans, Dan Snowden, Dave Cross, Joe Cook, Alex Glendinning, Matt Treacy, Dan Williams; Dan Berg, Cameron Flanagan; Luke Cannings, Sam Brookes, Alex Burrage, Ryan Williams, Jimmy Moran. Subs: Josh Gibbons, Lewis Pickering, Jake Cornwell