NEW BRIGHTON were edged out 21-18 at Ashton-on-Mersey and it was even closer for Hoylake who were on the wrong side of a 21-20 result at Bowdon in disappointing results for two of the Wirral sides in rugby union action at the weekend.
West Park came unstuck in the final quarter at Glossop in South Lancashire/Cheshire One after leading 10-0 at the break thanks to an Andy Sterry try and the conversion and a penalty via Warren Hunt.
It might have been different but for the game going to uncontested scrums in the second-half due to a Park injury.
Elsewhere, Ormskirk saw off Wigan 27-21 and Collegiate came away 17-14 to the good from Warrington but Orrell were no match for Sale in a 71-6 setback.
A penalty try and touch downs from James Keegan and Colin Pascoe plus two goals by Wayne Osborne earned a 19-6 victory for Sefton over Southport in Division Two.
Ollie Brown landed two penalties for the Seasiders.
Ruskin Park left 56-10 to the good from Ellesmere Port while Oldershaw failed 29-10 at home to Oswestry.
Wallasey top Division Three after a 41-19 win at Congleton. Nearest rivals Liverpool University suffered their first defeat of the season going down 41-5 at Buxton.
Tries from skipper Gareth Price, Alan Williams and Matt Dooley plus a Terry Williams conversion brought a 19-14 success for Parkonians against Linley.
There were also wins for Port Sunlight 60-0 against Helsby and Prenton 32-19 against Knutsford but Capenhurst fell 22-16 at home to Holmes Chapel. Birchfield – 25-16 against Tarleton – and St Edward’s – 16-10 at Bolton – both lost in North Lancashire One. Division Two scores included Crosby St Mary’s 29 Chorley 12 and Manchester Medics 40 Mossley Hill 7.