ON Tuesday, Winnington Park president Brian Concannon published a note on the club’s website to announce the installation of an electronic scoreboard at Burrows Hill.

It drew the attention of those spectators waiting for kick off there at the weekend.

“What happens if somebody gets a century of points?” asked one, referring to the fact that space had been left only for double-digit tallies.

Concannon replied, diplomatically, that the cost of a wider display was high considering how seldom such a scenario would play out.

He could be forgiven then for a worried glance or two as the home team threatened to do exactly that at the first attempt during a 14-try demolition of Southern Nomads in the Cheshire RFU Bowl.

That felt far away when they reached the interval 24-0 up thanks after Jack Williams, Tom Bannister, Josh Brown and replacement Nic Clawson had touched down.

Williams added extras two of those tries, including his own – the first of the contest after 17 minutes.

Roger Pickering’s side, with key men Will Burgess, Shaun Underdown and Danny Williams watching from the touchline, helped themselves to 10 more in the second period as resistance from their guests dissolved at alarming speed.

Following their relegation from South Lancs/Cheshire Division One last term, it will be a timely confidence boost for Park ahead of a league opener at Vagabonds – neighbours of Nomads on Isle of Man – this weekend.

They played with freedom and, on occasion, a flourish too.

As he had done earlier, Jack Williams darted through a gap in the Nomads defence to dot down between the posts four minutes after the restart.

His conversion made it 31-0 before the visitors notched a reply when they recycled possession following a lineout close to Park’s line.

It was not a catalyst for comeback, for five minutes later Alex Snasdell’s break ended with a pass to Craig Lamb who crossed in the corner.

Williams kicked the extras.

Bannister scorched clear to claim his second try of the contest after an hour, a score again improved by Williams’ left boot.

Lamb was next to over, again after raid down Park’s left, before Ben Ridgway dotted down the first of his two tries after substitute Andy Evans danced clear of tiring defenders only to be held up metres from the whitewash.

Williams could not miss from in front of the posts.

He completed a personal treble on 67 minutes, a try he also converted, before youngster Will Anderson – another second-half replacement – got in on the act.

Matt Cross, with Williams taking a breather, added the extras.

Clawson and Ridgway doubled their tallies before Lamb matched Williams’ feat by claiming his third try in added time.

“Looks alright that doesn’t it?” asked Concannon after the final whistle, looking at the numbers illuminated in orange on raised ground next to the dugouts.

He had updated them using a remote control.

A grin lit up his face; Winnington’s victory, their biggest in almost two years, the main reason.

That, and the fact they had stopped short of a century.

Park | Ridgway, Brown, Wharton, Dave Cross, Moriarty, Lapniewski, Treacy, Snasdell, Matt Cross, Jack Williams, Lamb, Allmark, Lewis Pickering, Bannister, Flanagan Tries Jack Williams (3), Lamb (3), Bannister (2), Clawson (2), Ridgway (2), Brown, Anderson Cons Jack Williams (7), Matt Cross