WINNINGTON Park have moved themselves off the foot of the table – and they did it in style.

High-flying Firwood Waterloo arrived at Burrows Hill having lost just twice in 11 matches so far but left having been stunned by a thrilling display from their hosts.

Fly-half Benny Elliot was at the heart of their efforts as he scored 23 points in a 38-19 victory for Park.

His performance saw him score a try and kick three conversions and four penalties as the home side picked up a bonus point.

Their third league win of the campaign moves them up to 10th in the Regional Two North West table with two games to go until the Christmas break.

The first of those is a tough one – a trip to runaway league leaders Anselmians on Saturday – but they will go there buoyed by their efforts in this one.

Elliot’s first penalty and a Justin Oles try had them 10-0 up early but two Waterloo tries allowed the visitors to edge ahead.

Then, Park made a decisive grab for the lead either side of the break as Charlie Hyde touched down before Elliot booted another penalty and scored his own converted try.

The visitors reduced the deficit to eight points with their third try, but two more Elliot penalties either side of a crucial fourth try from Dan Williams ensured maximum points for Park.

Team: Chris Twigg, Liam Geary, Tom Merrick, Will Morrillo, Charlie Hyde, Benny Elliot, Cameron Flanagan, Tom King, Justin Oles, Shaun Underdown, Dave Cross, Matt Treacy, Gary Dykes, Jack England, Dan Williams, Ross Morrin, Jake Cornwell, Alex Burrage