Sefton 25 Tyldesley 12

BOTH teams struggled as torrential rain made conditions near impossible, although Sefton handled the elements slightly better and finished off the few genuine scoring opportunities created.

Tyldesley had their share of opportunities to take the game, and were unlucky on a couple, but on the whole they struggled more than their opponents to contain a very slippery ball.

Sefton took the lead after 18 minutes after being awarded a penalty try, but then found themselves defending in and around their own 22 for the remainder of the half.

Despite the pressure Tyldesley applied, they only managed one converted try through Mark Dickinson, who charged down a defensive kick, before gathering and touching down. Paul Martin converted.

Half time 7-7.

Sefton regained the lead within minutes of the restart, after a decent passage of play had the visitors penalised, resulting in three points being added.

Things started to look on the up after Bongs took the lead, on 50 minutes.

A good kick from Dickinson was finished off by Jack Kirkpatrick, giving them a two-point advantage.

Tyldesley went on to have a decent spell, played in the hosts half for the next 15 minutes or so, but they just couldn’t add to their points tally.

Sefton regained the lead after recording a converted try, which was followed by one of two quick penalties awarded, being converted, giving them an eight-point lead.

Any hope of getting something from the game was squashed when the hosts recorded a try with just minutes remaining.

Tyldesley's seconds go top, after a resounding 51-0 win versus Crosby St Marys.

Tries came from S Brown, 2, H Hutton, M Bashua, J Weaver, M Jackson, T Blewit, M Wallbank, J Aldred, plus three conversions.

Tyldesley's thirds made it four from four after two tries from Tom Lloyd plus one from Adam Fetherston and James Wilde, who also added one conversion, secured a great 17-22 victory at Moore.