Winnington Park 7, Saint Anselmians 19

SAINTS made the short trip to Northwich, home of Winnington Park, this week.

Fair conditions and a stiff breeze, decent dry pitch, everything was set for a very competitive match.

Saints chose to rest a couple of players with injury niggles with the Cheshire cup final getting near.

Buoyed by a large crowd, Winnington pressed hard in a bad tempered game and 20 mins in the referee sent four players to the bin for minor handbagging.

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Will Grabe in action for St Anselmians at Winnington Park. Picture: Derek Salisbury Snr

With more space now available it was Saints winger James Whitehouse who skimmed a couple of players to touch down, unfortunately not converted, 0-5.

Just before half-time another break by Tommy Banks, the flying winger broke another tackle to touch down under the posts converted by Morley. 0-12.

In the second-half, Winnington piled on the pressure and after sustained pressure scored a converted try of their own 7-12.

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Jack Richards in action for St Anselmians at Winnington Park. Pic: Derek Salisbury Snr

The second-half continued with some bad tempered exchanges resulting in another two players one from each side having a 10 minute rest.

Saints, who where on the wrong side of the penalty count throughout the whole of the game, started to click and ever youthful James Otutaha crashed over to leave Morley an easy conversion and a 7-19 win.

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James Otutaha in action for St Anselmians. Picture: Derek Salisbury Snr

Man-of-the-match performance from Saints captain Will Grabe.

Saints are now one game from the title with Leigh on April 30.