PARK were left stunned as they lost a game they looked in control of to allow Tyldesley to leapfrog them in the South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two.

A late try from the hosts preserved their unbeaten home record and left the visitors pondering a second defeat in a row.

Cameron Flanagan had given Park an early lead from the kicking tee after the hosts were penalised, but this seemed to spark Tyldesley into life.

They ran in two quick tries to give them a comfortable lead and leave Park looking lost defensively.

However, the visitors got their act together and got themselves over the try line when a flowing move led to flying winger Craig Lamb racing home from 50 metres out, with Flanagan adding the extras.

Any momentum they gained from this was lost shortly after, though, as Tyldesley ran in their third try of the half to give them a 19-10 lead at the break.

Park lost influential skipper Dave Cross to illness at half-time, which forced a reshuffle but they did not let it shake them.

After Flanagan’s penalty had reduced the arrears just after the break, Gareth Owen scored a superb try and Flanagan’s conversion gave Park a 20-19 lead.

The lead didn’t last long as the Leigh-based hosts were able to cross the whitewash once again to regain the initiative.

However, Park were not finished yet and Ian Moriarty crashed over between the posts, leaving Flanagan an easy conversion to make the score 27-24 in the visitors’ favour.

It looked as if Park were going to pull off an impressive win, but a lapse in concentration allowed the hosts to cross in the corner to snatch the points.

Park, now fifth in the table, are not in action this weekend with their next league game coming on Saturday, December 3, when they host Dukinfield.

Park | Eaves, Josh Brown, Snasdell, Cross, Crosby, Treacy, Danny Williams, Moriarty, Allmark, Flanagan, Lamb, Lewis Pickering, Owen, Gibbins, Phillips Replacements Lapniewski, Pugh, Ridgway Tries Lamb, Owen, Moriarty Cons Flanagan (3) Pens Flanagan (2)