WINNINGTON Park fell to an agonising defeat at bottom-of-the-league Liverpool St Helens.

In the dying moments, Charlie Hyde crossed for a try but the conversion attempt with the last kick of the game was missed which meant Park lost 36-35.

For LSH, who achieved only their third win of the Regional 2 North West season, it was revenge for a 66-26 loss at Burrows Hill in October.

Park, who fielded a slightly reshuffled side due to injury and unavailability but welcomed back Jack England from injury and Roan Cornwell with his first league start, trailed for most of the game but kept snapping at the heels of LSH, who went ahead through a penalty.

An early blow struck Park when England suffered an injury in the first contact and had to leave the field.

LSH indiscipline brought them two yellow cards in the first 10 minutes.

Park created a couple of really good chances to score but poor decisions allowed LSH to close them down.

Finally they made the player advantage count and Evan Retief powered over from short-range following a decent driving maul, with Benny Elliot adding the extras.

LSH capitalised on Park indiscipline with a quick tap penalty to score a converted try but Elliot levelled matters again with a penalty.

Northwich Guardian: LSH on the attack against Winnington Park. Picture: Julia DouglasLSH on the attack against Winnington Park. Picture: Julia Douglas (Image: Contributed)

Park were working hard in attack but were not clinical enough to convert any pressure or territory into points.

They paid the price when LSH struck twice in four minutes with converted tries to open up a 14-point lead at the break.

A try from Dan Williams, with Elliot converting, closed the gap to 24-17 and four minutes later a neat improved try from Harley Aston brought the sides level.

A yellow card for Ross Morrin gave LSH a bit of impetus and they scored their fourth bonus-point try.

Elliot closed the gap from the boot on 70 minutes but the hosts bagged a fifth try for a 36-27 cushion.

LSH indiscipline gave Park the opportunity of three points with a penalty which Elliot successfully kicked.

Park continued to attack and in the dying moments Williams got over but the drama continued with the missed conversion.

Winnington: Chris Twigg, Charlie Hyde, Cameron Flanagan, Lewis Pickering, Roan Cornwell, Benny Elliot, Harley Aston, Tom King, Evan Retief, Ross Morrin, Jarred Lange, Gary Dykes, Jack England, Matt Treacy, Dan Williams, Ben Lilley, Sam Blears, Joe Hickey.

Park, third from bottom, host second-placed Bowdon on Saturday.