WINNINGTON Park lifted themselves off the foot of the table with an emphatic home win against Liverpool St Helens.

Park ran in 10 tries to defeat newly promoted LSH 66-26 and climbed three places in Regional 2 North West as a result of their maiden victory of the campaign.

A more difficult test awaits on Saturday as Winnington visit third-placed Bowdon, who have lost only once so far this season, but some confidence will have been gained from the weekend’s try fest.

Park played with positivity and showed the home crowd what they are capable of.

It was definitely a better performance than of late from Park, with impressive displays across the team and hopefully the turning point of the season following a tough start.

Park, who welcomed a new face in the shape of lock Jarred Lange and also Evan Retief returned to the fold following a great season last year, were 47-0 ahead by the break thanks to their dominance in most areas.

Not long after Park conceded their first try, Chris Twigg was shown a yellow card for a high tackle and while down to 14 men they were unable to stop LSH crossing for two tries in five minutes.

But order was soon restored as Park wrapped up their scoring with two more tries, though LSH had the final say with their bonus-point try.

Charlie Hyde crossed for a hat-trick of tries for Park, while Benny Elliot racked up 21 points with his eight conversions and a try.

Winnington’s other try scorers were Mike Gough, Tom King, Cameron Flanagan, Matt Treacy, Evan Retief and Nathan Taylor.

Winnington Park: Chris Twigg, Charlie Hyde, Bradley Marshall, James Weeks, Nathan Taylor, Benny Elliot, Cameron Flanagan, Tom King, Mike Gough, Ross Morrin, Jarred Lange, Jake Cornwell, Matt Treacy, Ben Lilley, James Johnson, Evan Retief, Sam Blears, Tom Merrick.