WINNINGTON Park continue to search for a cure for their travel sickness following a third successive defeat away from home.

However head coach Roger Pickering insists his players’ poor discipline cost them a chance of beating Marple at the weekend.

“We kept giving the referee no alternative but to blow his whistle,” he said.

“Despite the penalty count creeping up, we continued to commit the same offences over and again.”

Park slip to fifth in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two as a result, trading places with Hoylake after they collected a bonus-point win at home to Isle of Man outfit Vagabonds.

Leaders Tyldesley are only five points better off, but Winnington can ill-afford to slip up when lowly Moore visit this Saturday.

Marple led 15-6 by the break, making the most of pressure they were able to apply thanks to Park gifting to them an opportunity to launch wave after wave of attacks.

Fly-half Cameron Flanagan kicked two penalties in reply.

The story was a familiar one after the interval, and the hosts added to their advantage before flanker Danny Williams crossed the whitewash for Winnington.

They reduced the deficit further too before full-time when wing Nic Clawson made the most of tiring Marple legs to add his name to the scoresheet.

However by then it was too little, too late.

Pickering added: “We defeated ourselves as much as anything, and not for the first time either.”

Kick off is 3pm at Burrows Hill on Saturday.

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