Round-up of every try, tackle and scrum – all the rugby action from teams across Wirral
NEW Brighton powered to a convincing 48-7 victory over Broughton Park to maintain slender hopes of reaching a top two placing in North Two West League.
The Blues were 24-0 to the good at the interval and went on to command territorially for the rest of the encounter.
Brighton always looked dangerous in possession, moving the ball well to heap pressure on the Park rearguard.
The Wirral side were ahead after two minutes with Steve Ashcroft touching down after excellent approach work. Greg Hughes was next to cross before Tuipulotu powered his way in from forward pressure.
More good attacking culminated in try number four via Ryan Stead ahead of the break. Stephen Dean, who landed two first-half conversions, grabbed his first try after Andy Signal and Kati just missed out.
John Brotherton had what seemed a perfectly good touch down disallowed but it continued to be one way traffic. Kati and Marcus Coast set up Signal for two touch downs before a brief Broughton flurry earned a consolation try via Dave Kenny converted by Ronan O’Brien. The Blues had the last say with a dropped pass letting Dean in. He hit a post with the goal attempt but did manage two conversions in the second period.
Meanwhile, Oldershaw’s hopes of going all the way to Twickenham in the EDF Energy Junior Vase disappeared after losing 3-41 at the hands of an efficient Hullensians.
The last of the local survivors did not help their cause by conceding silly tries but they were a definite second best on the day.
Mark Hallam landed a consolation penalty for Oldershaw. The winners gained six touch downs in all, plus four conversions and a penalty for a place in the last 16.
Elsewhere, Ormskirk took a high scoring South Lancashire/Cheshire One encounter against Wirral 43-28, scoring six tries, two conversions and three penalties.
Wirral gained touch downs through Rob Pearle (2), Ali Baker, Dave Doneo and Dan Harvey, who also landed two conversions and three penalties.
Hoylake fell 19-7 at Dukinfield where Mike Kearney added the goal to a try from brother Dominic Kearney.