WINNINGTON Park’s losing run continues – and they face an uphill struggle if they are to end it this weekend.

Their latest defeat – a 20-16 reverse to Tarleton at Burrows Hill – was their sixth in a row as they continue to struggle in the North Two West.

On Saturday, their quest to avoid making it an unlucky seven sees them host second-place Manchester, winners of eight of their nine games this season.

Despite Tarleton being reduced to 14 men through yellow cards on two separate occasions, Park could not make the most of the chances they were given.

Things started well, with Alex Glendinning skipping through three defenders to score the game’s first try after great play from Shaun Underdown.

Sloppy tackling from Park ensure the lead was short-lived as the visitors got their try count up and running before a penalty extended their lead.

Cameron Flanagan booted over a brace of penalties either side of half time to nudge Park into the lead, but more poor defence allowed Tarleton over again before a drop goal compounded the hosts' misery.

Matt Farr’s men raised their game and applied pressure which was rewarded when second row Ben Cann – returning after a spell out with injury – touched down following a big push from the Park forwards.

The conversion attempt was missed to leave the hosts four points in arrears and despite a strong finish, they could not get over the line to snatch a winner.

Winnington Park: Mike Eaves, Jake Cornwell, Shaun Underdown, Matt Treacy, Ben Cann, Alex Glendinning, Dan Williams, Dave Cross; Sam Brookes, Luke Cannings; Cameron Flanagan, Chris Twigg, Nick Clawson, Dan Berg, Ryan Williams. Subs: Alex Burrage, Dan Snowden, Ryan Snow