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ORMSKIRK 18 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 51

Liverpool St Helens continued their good run with an ultimately convincing win over neighbours Ormskirk.  It was however, a bit of a stop start performance in which they made it much harder than it should have been, with two periods of less than fluent rugby towards the end of the first half and midway through the second.

This may seem picky after a 33 point win, but is made about a group of young players brought through the LSH pathway now potentially developing into a very good side.

Overall it was another fine win with eight tries raining in from all angles. Once again well-martialled by Darren Wilson and Rob Sexton behind an effectively performing pack, the result was never in doubt from the moment in the eighth minute when Sexton crossed for the first try, 5-0. Four minutes later it was 12-0 after the referee adjudged that Ruari Hennigan was impeded just as he  was about to score in the right hand corner and awarded a penalty try. Ormskirk hit back after 32 minutes, 5-12, before skipper Paddy Royle extended the lead with a fine score just before the break, converted by Morris. 5-19.  

In a fast paced game Wilson produced one of his trademark bursts to notch the bonus point try,  5-24 before Ormskirk hit back again with their second try. 10-24. Sexton crossed for his second try, converted again to restore LSH’s margin of lead, 10-31, as the home side then enjoyed their best spell bringing a try and a penalty, 18-31.

The Moss Laners then upped their game to ensure the win in the final ten minutes with a penalty from Morris, 18-34, followed by two excellent tries, one converted, from right winger Ruari Hennigan, both after fluent attacking running moves featuring a variety of players.  18-46. The last word, as often this season, came from Darren Wilson, sniping round and through the Ormskirk defence to bring up the half century. 18-51.

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15 Bacon 14 Walker 13 Richardson 12 Morris 11 Hennigan 10 Sexton 9 Wilson 1 Gore 2 Jackson J 3 Macauley 4 Royle p © 5 Hall 6 Webster 7 Roberts 8 Hull 16 Hattingh 17 Bonati 18 Arnold 19 Royle J