Birkenhead Park 44, Broughton Park 7

BROUGHTON Park went close to scoring in the opening exchanges but Birkenhead responded with some lively attacking play.

Birkenhead moved the ball freely, but were let down by some wayward passing and thwarted by the Broughton defence.

It was not until the 30th minute that the visitors defence was breached when winger Adam Roscoe went over in the corner after another flowing move.

Roscoe grabbed his second in similar fashion a few minutes later and then stand off Will Titherington made a great break to slice open the Broughton defence for a third home try.

The bonus point was in the bag by half time when the impressive Martin Donnelly broke clear from a maul to power over the line.

Broughton Park started the second half in determined fashion and a series of pick and drives saw second row Michael Tudor touch down with Keiron McNamara adding the conversion.

Thereafter, it was Birkenhead who resumed their dominance with flanker Shaun Mooney crashing over the line for the next try.

Liverpool University student Jake Cleat made an impressive debut from the bench and he raced through the Broughton defence for the final try of the afternoon.

Dave Hall was in good form with the boot as he kicked four conversions and two second half penalties.

Director of rugby, Martin O'Keefe, said: "We played some great rugby today and scored some spectacular tries.

"If we can reduce our errors we can play even better though".

Park face a tough test as they travel to the Isle of Man on Saturday to take on Douglas.