Liverpool St Helens completely overpowered their long-time rivals from over the Mersey with one of the best displays seen at Moss Lane for some time.

An incident packed afternoon can best be described with a timeline as follows:

2.15 Kick off delayed due to traffic delays at Windle Island.

2.30 A minutes silence in memory of all those killed in the two world wars and all other conflicts.

2.32. Referee Roy Galloway gets the game underway

2.35 TRY from hooker Chris Houlton after a good charge from Dave Cunliffe. 5-0

2.38 TRY from No 8 Dan Webster after an excellent break from Rob Mitchell. Dan Filson converted. 12-0

2.47 Neck Injury to New Brighton hooker Aaron Perryman. Game stopped – Kevin Simms in attendance prior to Ambulance arriving. Player taken to hospital and discharged in the evening.

3.25 Game restarted.

3.32 TRY from stand-off Alex McClurg nipping through a gap close to the New Brighton line. Dan Filson converted.  19-0

3.35 (ish) Floodlights switched on

3.36 TRY Best move of the day. Winger Jake Hodson sprinting over after good work from Dan Filson and Josh Lynch. Filson converted 26-0

3.38 TRY from skipper Darren Wilson after a neat interplay of passing with Jake Hodson. 31-0

3.46 TRY from centre Josh Lynch after an excellent break by Mark Potter. 36-0


3.52. 2nd half kicks off

4.05 TRY First 1st XV try from prop Kenny Heywood when crashing over from a tap penalty. Converted by Filson 43-0

4.14 TRY A barnstormer from prop Ross McCauley literally running around the New Brighton defence to score. Converted by Filson. 50-0

4.19 TRY 2nd of the afternoon from McCLurg after a good pinpoint pass from Matty Johnston. Filson converted. 57-0

4. 25 PENALTY slotted by Dan Filson. 60-0



15 Filson 14 Kean 13 Lynch 12 Cunliffe D 11 Hodson 10 McClurg 9 Wilson D (capt) 1 Heywood 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Gore

5 Potter 6 Royle p 7 Mitchell 8 Webster 16 McCauley 17 Rawsthorne  18 Johnston.


John Williams