WINNINGTON Park achieved a 33-17 bonus-point win at home against Wilmslow.

Park, looking to cement their position in the league and build on recent strong performances, were the last side to lose to bottom-of-the-table Wilmslow in mid-November.

They did fall behind to the visitors early in each half but finished strongly.

Things did not get off to a great start with Shaun Underdown being forced off the field with a knock to the knee in the first minute, so Tom King was on the field early.

Wilmslow built up a head of steam with some strong carries and were awarded an early penalty but Park defended well and exited their 22 to relieve the pressure.

Park got a bit of ball and with some strong carries from Ross Morrin, Gary Dykes and Alex Burrage got their team some field position and forced Wilmslow to concede a penalty which Benny Elliot kicked for 3-0.

From the restart, Park tried to go wide early with a missed pass but it was read by Wilmslow who scored an easy intercept try on nine minutes which they converted.

The game became a battle with both sides having a good amount of possession and defending well.

Park broke the deadlock on 29 minutes having attacked the Wilmslow defence and gaining metres on every carry leading to a penalty that resulted in Park kicking for thee corner.

The resultant lineout was won cleanly and the driving maul worked well with Tom King scoring a converted try to take the lead 10-7.

Park were now taking control of the game and again Wilmslow indiscipline gave Elliot the opportunity to extend the lead with another penalty on 34 minutes.

Wilmslow hit back when they scored an unconverted try just before half time to close the gap to one point at 13-12.

From the restart the game was still a cagey affair with both sides having a fair share of possession and territory but Wilmslow struck first in the with another quick back-line move to score an unconverted try on 49 minutes to take the lead (13-17) but this was going to be their last points of the game as Park started to dominate the game.

With Park in control, they worked through the phases to gain field position with strong carries from all their forwards which put Wilmslow under pressure and forced them to give away penalties.

From one such penalty five metres out from the Wilmslow try line, Park opted for the scrum and with quick ball James Johnson put Chris Twigg into space and he ran a great line through the Wilmslow defence to score in the corner.

Wilmslow tried to slow the game down but a poor pass was intercepted by James Johnson and Park attacked their opponents with some pin-point backline passing through the hands to Charlie Hyde who had a lot to do but chipped through from outside the 22 and won the race to score a well worked try in the corner which was converted by Elliot for 25-17.

The bonus-point try came on 65 minutes following a sustained attack on the Wilmslow try line which forced a penalty and Park opted for the scrum which was won and Cameron Flanagan picked up and passed to Elliott who put Charlie Hyde into the corner for an unconverted try.

Wilmslow did not back down and continued to work hard in defence and Park could not find that fifth try although Elliot kicked a penalty one minute from full time.

Park: Chris Twigg, Liam Geary, Alex Burrage, James Johnson, Charlie Hyde, Benny Elliot, Cameron Flanagan, Ross Morrin, Justin Oles, Shaun Underdown, Dave Cross, Gary Dykes, Evan Boucher, Matt Treacy, Dan Williams, Tom King, Jake Cornwell and Ben Cann.