A WARRINGTON RUFC side, featuring changes in the backline and playing for only their second game in six weeks, were defeated 32-16 at Sefton.

Three Matt Beeley penalty kicks left Warrington 18-9 behind at the break.

They started the second half brightly but lacked a cutting edge in the backs due to the absences brought about by a skiing trip.

When Povey was awarded a yellow card for a high tackle Sefton capitalised by piling over from short range.

Just as Povey returned to the fray another yellow for Bennett kept Warrington under strength for a further 10 minutes.

But they held out until five minutes to go when a short kick behind the advancing Warrington backs bounced kindly for Sefton, who ran behind the posts for their fifth try and 32-9.

Warrington, however, had the final word, and no more than their just desserts, when Hamblett drove over from two metres out to finish off concerted pressure from the pack, with Beeley converting.