MATT Farr believes Winnington Park tired out their opponents last Saturday before leaving them standing.

It keeps his side in contention to progress in the RFU Senior Vase, something they will do if they can win at Whitehaven in February.

“I’m focused on the league,” said the head coach.

“However it’s nice to think we can still reach the next round.

“We’re able to do that because of fantastic work in defence that wore down our opponents and allowed our backs to play open rugby.”

In a league meeting last month, only three points separated the teams.

The distance between them was wider this time.

Captain Dave Cross sprinted to the line after half-an-hour to break the deadlock.

Andrew Evans touched down shortly afterwards when he ran onto a kick from wing Aaron Brown, a new recruit from Northwich.

The visitors replied with a converted score of their own.

Jolted, Cross picked the ball up from the back of a scrum before off-loading to Brown and he notched a first try for the club.

Jack Williams kicked a conversion to establish a 17-7 interval lead.

Winnington stayed on the front foot, and James Johnson darted through a gap in Liverpool’s defence early in the second-half.

A second try for the away team cancelled that out, although Shaun Underdown’s strength took him over after a driving maul.

Collegiate kept going, and they charged down an attempted clearance to collect another score.

Replacement Chris Heales, on for injured Harry Stubbs, dotted down after another successive drive as the contest continued to ebb and flow both ways.

Farr rang the changes, sending on Mike Hallworth, Ben Critchley and Lee Allmark, and was rewarded.

Jack Williams sprinted to collect his own kick before touching down, and converted too.

Heales then forced a handling error by Park’s opponents inside the home team’s 22-metre line, and Brown sprinted the length of the field to increase their lead after collecting the loose ball.

Williams added the extras.

Winnington’s supporters were still celebrating when Evans doubled his personal tally for the afternoon – his side’s ninth try in total.

Williams converted that too.

Park | Underdown, Evans, Eaves, Snowden, Dave Cross, Stubbs, Treacy, Danny Williams, Jack Williams, Flanagan, Brown, Brookes, Johnson, Pugh, Moran Replacements Allmark, Critchley, Hallworth, Heales Tries Dave Cross, Evans (2), Brown (2), Johnson, Underdown, Heales, Jack Williams Cons Jack Williams (4), Flanagan