LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 31 SEFTON 35
Where to begin? Liverpool St Helens somehow lost a game in which they had led for the full 80 minutes and with eight minutes to go had a 17 point lead. Moreover, after carefully building a 19-
Then, in the last eight minutes it all went horribly wrong for LSH as Sefton gleefully took full advantage of a slapdash LSH Performance as if they were sleepwalking their way to defeat. To their credit, Sefton had never given up whilst behind all game and they took full advantage of the opportunities when they came their way, scoring three converted tries in this final eight minutes.
The Faithful looked on from the stands and the Terraces in disbelief, as if the game was in slow motion as one score followed another.
The sequence began with LSH leading 31-
LSH’s first half tries had come from Chris Houlton, after a good break from Phil Kearns; Mark Potter after taking a quick tap penalty; and a good 50 yard effort from Alex McBride. Darren Wilson nipped over from short range in the second half with winger Dan Heslop scoring after racing onto a kick ahead from Matt Cunliffe.
15 Cunliffe M 14 Heslop 13 Rawsthorne 12 Cunliffe D 11 McBride 10 Johnson 9 Kearns 1 Williamson 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Donlevy 5 Gore 6 Royle P 7 Burrows 8 Potter 16 Heywood 17 Glynn 18 Wilson D