WINNINGTON Park passed another test, a physical and exacting one, to preserve a perfect record.

It came at a cost, with three players forced to leave the field after sustaining injuries during a bruising encounter, but they rallied to register a 10th successive league win.

“We held firm,” said head coach Matt Farr afterwards.

“Our defensive work against a heavier, more aggressive pack was fantastic; every player wore their hearts on their sleeve and put their bodies on the line.”

Captain Dave Cross led by example, dotting down two tries.

However it was centre Sam Brookes that sent them on their way when he touched down between the posts.

Cameron Flanagan converted.

There was no further score in the first-half, and the home team resisted pressure from their guests to protect a narrow 7-0 lead.

Park took the game away from Oswestry in the second period, adding to their advantage when Chris Sheppard side-stepped two opponents before sprinting clear.

Cross then notched the first of his scores following a spell of territorial dominance by his teammates, successfully breaking the line.

Flanagan could not convert though.

Farr had to send on replacements after Gary Dykes and Danny Williams both succumbed to knocks, although his players continued to dominate.

And Cross put Park further out of reach when he crashed over a second time, securing for Winnington a bonus-point.

Flanagan’s successful kick added gloss, although there was enough time for a persistent Oswestry – victors in three of their previous four away games this term – to claim a consolation try when they punished a rare lapse in concentration.

Park | Underdown, Evans, Taylor, Hallworth, Dave Cross, Dykes, Treacy, Danny Williams, Jack Williams, Flanagan, Moran, Brookes, Johnson, Pugh, Sheppard Replacements Ryan Williams, Allmark, Snowden, Burgess Tries Brookes, Sheppard, Dave Cross (2) Cons Flanagan (2)